Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Food for Thought – Andouille de Vire

This “delightful” pork sausage comes from the northeast corner of France, in a town called Vire. The word Andouille in French is a term used to call someone stupid, but according to the chef the word is used as a term of endearment, not as harsh as calling someone stupid in English. How this word became connected to this type of sausage is another story.
A slice of this smoked sausage reveals rings similar to that of a tree. These rings are made by stuffing 12 inch stripes of pork intestine, one by one, inside each other. How does it taste? I would say it has an earthy, smoked intestine taste which lingers after swallowing, long enough for your mind to formulate rather impressive images of pigs and their intestinal track.


Quban said...

Buddy, I am really glad for you having good time in Paris :)

Enjoyed reading your recent stories with great pics.


Cheryl said...

Brad -- Your life is way too exciting. I love the photos and the essays about French cuisine. We miss your face here in the Northwest. Keep up the great work.

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