Fiorucci Zampone 1kg Today, both cotechino and zampone, often accompanied by lentils (especially on New Year’s Eve as they are thought to bring good fortune for the coming year) and mashed potatoes, are the classic second course dishes of a Christmas meal in Emilia; they are also eaten on cold winter Sundays in other areas of northern Italy. The birth of the Zampone is unanimously traced to 1511. At that time, the troops of Pope Julius II Della Rovere besieged Mirandola, near Modena: the homeland of Giovanni Pico, a faithful ally of France. ... And so the Zampone was born. Its original shape consecrated the fortune of this product for the following centuries. Modena