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.

2 comments:

Quban said...

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

Enjoyed reading your recent stories with great pics.

Kuban

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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