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America's favorite pizza topping, besides cheese, is Pepperoni! In Italy, however, pepperoni is just one type of salami. Originally, pepperoni had red bell peppers in it. These made the sausage bright red and gave it that signature flavor. Next time you go to Italy and you want pepperoni, you've got to order "salami piccante," or spicy salami.

  1. 1. How do you say pepperoni in Italian?
    1. a. "Salami piccante"
    2. b. "La sausagia pepperona"
    3. c. "Pepperoni"
  2. 2. What did pepperoni have in it to make it red?
    1. a. Tomato
    2. b. Ketchup
    3. c. Red bell pepper
  3. 3. What is pepperoni in Italy?
    1. a. A sausage
    2. b. A ham
    3. c. A salami