600 Year old recipe found

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  1. flattop

    flattop Smoke Blower

    BERLIN (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.
    Medieval town markets in Germany had committees charged with monitoring the quality of produce. Thuringian bratwursts, which are made of beef and pork, are symbols of Germany's cultural heritage and ubiquitous snacks at football matches.
    Historian Hubert Erzmann, 75, found the ancient recipe, inscribed with pen and ink in a heavy tome of parchment, earlier this year while doing research in an archive in the eastern town of Weimar, museum spokesman Thomas Maeuer said.
    "The discovery shows that there were already consumer protection laws in the Middle Ages," he said.
    The instructions go on display Thursday in the Bratwurst Museum near the eastern city of Erfurt, Thuringia's capital.
  2. blackhawk19

    blackhawk19 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I guess I can't read German[​IMG]
  3. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That is some good quality cure if it lasts that long !!! J/K
  4. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Guess the Govt has alway stuck it's nose in our business eh?
  5. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Where is the recipe? [​IMG]
  6. vin

    vin Newbie

    600 years old. Things were a lot different back then. I wonder what it would taste like, and yes, where is the recipe.
  7. jocosa

    jocosa Meat Mopper

    Since my other hobby group deals in medieval studies... they're already clamoring for the recipe too...

    I'm looking forward to the recipe...

    Another reason to start making my own sausages!!!

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