Old Sausage

Consumer protection 1432

November 2, 2007

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Old Sausage

11:15 AM -- Culinary news from Reuters:

  • A hobby historian has discovered the oldest known recipe for German sausage, a list of ingredients for Thuringian bratwurst nearly 600 years old.

    According to the 1432 guidelines, Thuringian sausage makers had to use only the purest, unspoiled meat and were threatened with a fine of 24 pfennigs -- a day's wages -- if they did not, a spokesman for the German Bratwurst Museum said Wednesday.

And yes, there is a Bratwurst Museum (or, in German, Bratwurstmuseum). Plan that trip now. They wear funny hats! And they host weddings!

— Larry, Wurst Monkey Ever, Light Reading

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