It's interesting when one comes across something new or different, then how often one sees it after that.
While watching a cooking show, a dish being prepared was Spring Lasagna with green onions, fresh spinach, and mortadella, and it looked absolutely "delish" (to quote the host), and I decided I'd like to make it. However, I had never heard of mortadella.
I asked my brother Les, "Have you ever heard of mortadella?" He answered, "Isn't that Italian bologna with pistachio nuts?" I screaked, "How the Hell did you know that and I didn't?" He asked, "Then WHY did you ask if you assumed that I wouldn't know--HMMM?"
Well, THAT was revelatory! I wailed, "I know pancetta, soppressa, prosciutto, bresaola, and salumi!" Les said, snarkily, "Maybe you could use capocollo!" I said, "You're just making that up!" He said, "Nah, that's just Italian pork."
Not surprisingly, I couldn't find any mortadella at grocery stores in Washington Court House. Two days later, as I was watching television, a commercial for Subway came on and it was advertising their new product: Italian subs. The announcer said that they were using mortadella and capocollo!"
I said, "I wonder if Subway would sell just 8 ounces of mortadella?"
Guess what? Subway did sell the mortadella and Gerald says that the Spring Lasagna IS "delish"!