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November 27, 2012 9:37 PM   Subscribe

Pictures of Sausage, and things made from sausage.
posted by frimble (27 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
That Ritter Sport Blutwurst looks delicious but only 50% blut seems kinda low...
posted by Foci for Analysis at 9:46 PM on November 27, 2012 [2 favorites]


Wurst of the web!
posted by mazola at 10:10 PM on November 27, 2012 [4 favorites]


I burst out laughing at the proud "50% BLUT" on the Ritter Sport.
posted by kenko at 10:23 PM on November 27, 2012


And oh my god, "mit schlachtwarmem Speck".

"Schlachtwarm" = still warm from the slaughter.
posted by kenko at 10:26 PM on November 27, 2012


And "rose made of sausage" is a single word in German. Who knew?

I don't see why a Wurststrauss is only a gift for women.
posted by LionIndex at 10:33 PM on November 27, 2012 [2 favorites]


Isn't that kind of a strange google translation of "Entenscheiß"?
posted by DaddyNewt at 10:37 PM on November 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


And "rose made of sausage" is a single word in German. Who knew?

German is not an agglutinative language, but it combines words easily. It is entirely possible that the author of that page made up "Rosenwurst" on the spot as he or she was writing it, knowing that the page's readers would understand it, much as you or I might write "bacon-rose", or even (maintaining orthographic distance) "bacon rose". Neither of those occurrences would lead you to note that "bacon rose" or "bacon-rose" is a single phrase/word in English. (English is a lot like German in this respect, we just don't stick the words right up next to each other.) Nor should "Rosenwurst" lead you to think there's anything remarkable about German's stock of words.

The notion of what words there "are" in German (or English!) is approached entirely the wrong way. Since you can combine words on the fly as you go, the implicit idea that there being a word for something indicates some kind of commonality of the concept involved in the word's meaning is off. (Or that "being a word" is something stable, indicated, perhaps, by its being in a dictionary, when in fact it would be more like there being a sentence for something.) Supposing we didn't have, in English, the word "prophylactic", we might have to say something like "pregnancy prevention device", combining individual words into a phrase, whereas in German they could just combine individual words into ... a word, and say "Schwangerschaftsverhütungsmittel". Same diff.
posted by kenko at 10:44 PM on November 27, 2012 [5 favorites]


As much as I love sausage (and I do), just... eww. Some of these are pretty revolting.

On the other hand, the butcher's counter, I could just stare at that for days.
posted by Ghidorah at 11:06 PM on November 27, 2012


There are two kinds of pictures people shouldn't see developed, pictures of laws and pictures of sausage - Otto Von Bismarck's tumblr
posted by sendai sleep master at 12:04 AM on November 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


I just learned that "mettigel" (from one of the Ritter Sport fake-ups) is a popular 1970s German party dish: raw ground pork shaped into a hedgehog.

The More You Know ☆彡
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 12:52 AM on November 28, 2012 [5 favorites]


but seriously : armed with one of those sausage suitcases you'd be ready for anything.
posted by toycamera at 2:22 AM on November 28, 2012


This post is a total sausagefest.
posted by Dr Dracator at 3:09 AM on November 28, 2012


This post kind of makes me feel like this.
posted by Sailormom at 3:28 AM on November 28, 2012 [3 favorites]


I liked the bit where there was a picture of a sausage.
posted by kcds at 4:22 AM on November 28, 2012


This is hilarious.
posted by ob at 4:32 AM on November 28, 2012


Sausage is the new bacon!
posted by TedW at 4:47 AM on November 28, 2012


Today I learned that I really need to brush up on my German.

Also, that mettigel looks great for our Hanukkah party.
posted by backseatpilot at 5:16 AM on November 28, 2012


On the other hand, the butcher's counter, I could just stare at that for days.

Ghidorah, I picked up our bacon from the butcher last week and could not quite parse the shop because I didn't want to stand there staring. It's an open space where two or three young butchers were at work, and the industrial steel tables were covered in deer and pig carcases. They were helped by two Mennonite girls who ferried tubs of meat back and forth, trying not to get blood on their cotton print dresses. It was a Tuesday, though, and that's smoking day. Oh my God, the scent: musk and smoke and meat, and a full rack of hanging sausages (probably destined to become Hot Deer Stix, as we are in that season) just waiting to be wheeled into the smoker. It was simultaneously repulsive and compelling. There was nothing beautiful about it. And yet, there it was: honest hard labor and pride in the work. I know (more or less) how my sausage is made, even if it's not pretty.
posted by MonkeyToes at 6:16 AM on November 28, 2012 [3 favorites]


I approve of this post.
posted by Kabanos at 6:59 AM on November 28, 2012


I've done my fair share of butchery and some of these even gross me out.
posted by Evstar at 7:02 AM on November 28, 2012


This is almost as disturbing as watching the sausage itself being made
posted by caddis at 7:06 AM on November 28, 2012


http://youtu.be/zDSLUCEy-R4
posted by Lou Stuells at 7:52 AM on November 28, 2012


I was certain that one of these links would go to shot of zombie gore.

Mainly because I recently found out that the Walking Dead folks use silicon tubes stuffed with barbecue to resemble intestines.

mmmm mmmm good!
posted by arkham_inmate_0801 at 9:33 AM on November 28, 2012


I think this thread is in need of Fiji Meat Man.
posted by madamjujujive at 10:12 AM on November 28, 2012


Something I just learned (I'm not a native speaker): with the right dialect, ich raff dot net = i don't get it.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 12:09 PM on November 28, 2012


Monkeytoes, that sounds kind of what I'm tryin to transition towards, though probably without the Mennonite girls.

I've been making my own sausage for a couple of years now, and aside from the actual butchering of an animal (which I'd like to learn how to do, though, yeah, it might be difficult for me to do it, honestly, it's something I would like to know how to do), the old saw about not wanting to know how sausage is made that's being referenced seems a bit silly, depending on what is ring talked about. If, say, you're talking about the six foot long extruded tubes of 'bologna' I saw being rammed into casings on Dirty Jobs a couple years ago, yeah, not so much, but that's more for the industrial horror of large scale meat processing. Anyone who's making sausage by hand will tell you exactly what's in there: meat (usually shoulder for fat content and flavor), fat, salt, and spices.
posted by Ghidorah at 2:37 PM on November 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


DaddyNewt: Isn't that kind of a strange google translation of "Entenscheiß"?

That whole sentence, per Google Translate:

"Spaceship duck shit entirely recreated from sausage."
posted by bluejayway at 4:20 PM on November 28, 2012


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