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Erin



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:04 pm    Post subject: Blood Sausage Reply with quote

Hi again, it seems today is my day for posting topics and I need your help once again. I bought a package of German Blood Sausage and am in need of some suggestions on what to do with it. I've had the Brit version in a fry up a few times an like it, but am looking for a new way to prepare it. Despite the fact that I like it, I have to admit am still a little gun shy about it and that is stiffiling my creativity at the mo.

Thanks for any help!
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Barbara



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you google the spanish morcilla there are lots of ideas. I like the look of the morcilla stuffed squid.
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madameshawshank



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Erin, one of my earliest food memories with my German mother-in-law: she told me to shut my eyes, open my mouth, 'n yep...a slice of Blutwurst...

so many wursts so little time Wink

Have just come across this..while browsing..'n at the end of the piece are directions for making blood pudding...

http://www.sbs.com.au/food/occasion/3290/Black_Pudding_Fair

can remember years back, Gai Blison wanted to make them using her blood..a google search and how about this..from Barbara's blog!!!...:

"All was well until I came to the chapter entitled Amiable juyce (blood sausage). Back in 1993 Gay was involved in designing and preparing the Body Dinner for the 1993 Symposium of Australian Gastronomy. The Symposium of Australian Gastronomy, founded in 1984 by Australian food historian Michael Symons , meet once every 18 months to discuss food and attend workshops. The event is followed by a dinner with a given theme.

Gay Bilson floated the idea of serving blood sausage made from her own blood. Her plan was to have her blood tested to make sure it was safe, collect and store around 3 litres and make the sausages using a blood sausage recipe that was normally made with pig's blood.

Her legal advise was it would be necessary to inform the diners what was being served before they ate it to risk the possibility of being sued if anyone suffered from the shock of it all. She ran the idea past her colleagues and after an overwhelming negative response shelved the plan.

Frankly, I was horrified at the thought of eating someones else's blood. Even though I have no problem with eating blood sausage (made from pigs blood). And yet I'm told pig's blood has similar properties to human blood. Gay Bilson saw the idea as the most generous gesture a host could make - she would be giving herself to others.

It got me thinking . How would I feel if it was offered to me at a dinner? One would hope it was only a degustation sized serving. Was Gay Bilson being self indulgent or was she genuine in the giving of herself to others? Personally, I feel she was genuine and not self indulgent. People with a real interest in food are usually adventurous, eager to try new and different tastes. They also love to cook and get great pleasure from sharing their efforts with friends. I firmly believe this was Gay Bilson's objective. "
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Barbara, that sounds good, I'll check it out.

Madame, oh my! Giving person or not, no way! To me, that is the same as a steak and kidney pie with my kidneys.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Erin, I've just realised I did something rather naughty...methinks a big block post from another blog is a no no...

however words of Barbara are always more than interesting..so I doth think it's ok Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perfectly okay Madame.
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David



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's really difficult to gross me out (Hey I was a nurse for years!!) but I'm afraid this Mme. Bilson's conceit is beyond the pale. Rather than a "giving" opportunity it strikes me as the epitome of narcissism!
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KYHeirloomer



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Giving of herself, huh?

Soon as I read that I started thinking about all the old cannibal jokes.

I would have to have passed on that dainty.
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