Ok as someone who cooks alot, knows a decent amount about foods and recipes, i feel alittle dumb not knowing this...and it's something i've wondered for YEARS!
What is the difference between sausages....ok broad question...but "breakfast sausages" which i think are the same as "Italian sausage" and kielbasa (sp?) have never suited me proper...usually i'll eat one link and i'll feel a little sick to my stomach or just plain wont each another.
On the other hand "hickory smoked sausage" that you buy at the store (johnsonville and other popular brands) i absolutely love! For some reason the before mentioned "types" of sausages have a tangyness (for lack of a better term) that i dont like. This type of sausage does not have that.
Also what is summer sausage? is that another term for pepperoni? because i also love this kind!
most sausages are pork (unless you specifically buy turkey) correct? so is it all about the spices and herbs? Maybe it's the "Italian" or "herby" flavor i do not like and maybe i like the kinds with less "seasoning"
ok not sure if my ramblings made sense but this has been a burning question on my mind for atleast 20 years haha