is a cured Italian sausage made of pork and beef. It is highly seasoned with black and red pepper. This air-dried sausage is ready to eat, usually sliced thinly. It is commonly used on pizzas, in soups, and other Italian dishes. Available in most grocery stores.
Pepperoni is a spicy Italian-American variety of dry salami made of beef, pork and often veal. Pepperoni is a descendant of the spicy salamis of Southern Italy, such as salsiccia Napoletana piccante, a spicy dry sausage from Naples. Pepperoni is frequently used as a pizza topping in American-style pizzerias.