The confused boerewors. Images of Canberra

johnboy 21 March 2012 30

boerewors

So I came across this in Dickson Woolies yesterday.

We have a package of “The British Sausage Co”, claiming to be “uniquely Australian” in selling us a South African sausage?

Don’t get me wrong, I love a Boerewors and it’s a great way to cook sausage for large numbers. (it cooks in a spiral, turns easily, and then you chop to length when serving).

But how do you go calling that definitively Afrikaaner food a “British Sausage” which, better still is “Uniquely Australian”?

Do words mean nothing at all to these people?

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niknak niknak 9:37 pm 31 Mar 12

Here in the niknak household, we love a good sausage.

Finar.

That said, those curly ones are known as grogan sausages cus they look like something the dog turned out.

tommy tommy 7:51 pm 22 Mar 12

They are delicious. The trick is NOT to prick them or burst them. They need to cook with the fat inside the skin.

dpm dpm 1:18 pm 22 Mar 12

johnboy said :

within the ACT nearly twice as many people open a page on RiotACT in a week as look at anything at all on Twitter.

You’d have the stats! Out of interest, is the ‘referrer’ field in the logs different for those who viewed a page from a tweet link?

    johnboy johnboy 1:30 pm 22 Mar 12

    Different tweet links are different sort of referrers. All the bit.ly style things are their own beast in the logs.

dpm dpm 12:50 pm 22 Mar 12

johnboy said :

Twitter’s a very weak attractor compared to the front page of this site.

Just wondering. I don’t often see you retweet a link to a story…

dpm dpm 12:36 pm 22 Mar 12

johnboy said :

This is the most viewed story on the site so far today.

You put out an extra Twitter ‘tweet’ re: this thread. I wonder if that helped raise interest/views?

    johnboy johnboy 12:46 pm 22 Mar 12

    Twitter’s a very weak attractor compared to the front page of this site.

    johnboy johnboy 12:57 pm 22 Mar 12

    within the ACT nearly twice as many people open a page on RiotACT in a week as look at anything at all on Twitter.

poetix poetix 12:20 pm 22 Mar 12

Yes, I find myself flicking back to this thread lots. Which, for a vegetarian, is odd. Must not analyse that too much. Perhaps every Wednesday should be Fryday?

ryza ryza 12:19 pm 22 Mar 12

My brother is involved with this company so its great to see some interest!

Whilst we are on the subject of my brothers sausages… please try these amazing ones too:

http://www.peppercornfood.com.au

Lazy I Lazy I 11:44 am 22 Mar 12

…in before Gordo’s Chop Shop plug in meat related thread.

    johnboy johnboy 11:48 am 22 Mar 12

    This is the most viewed story on the site so far today.

    Going up against a picture of a sausage Andrew Barr’s government procurement changes never really had a chance did they?

frontrow frontrow 10:22 am 22 Mar 12

@ madamcholet

They purport to do a cumberland sausage. They make them as links and the grind is not particularly coarse. I think they are just ordinary pork sausages with the same herbs used in a cumberland sausage.

johnboy johnboy 8:22 am 22 Mar 12
johnboy johnboy 8:18 am 22 Mar 12

Deref said :

It looks delicious. Is it as good as it looks?

I can’t speak for this one, but generally they’re pretty good. Quite peppery, and like any thick sausage you have to take the time to cook it on a low heat.

Cropped out of the shot are a range of other sausages that are, if not uniquely australian, at least british, like the cumberland (the green packaging).

trevar trevar 7:49 am 22 Mar 12

I think you’re all confused. Let me clarify the messages on this package.

When the company making these sausages called themselves “The British Sausage Company”, ‘British’ wasn’t intended as a description of the sausage, but of the customer. They make sausages designed for the particular constitution of the guts of British immigrants to Australia, NOT sausages in a British style, as you all seem to be suggesting.

They are uniquely Australian insofar as the British immigrant to Australia has a slightly different constitution from his or her less adventurous compatriot, having been exposed to actual human food, unlike those Brits who’ve never left the UK.

You’re welcome.

Deref Deref 7:47 am 22 Mar 12

It looks delicious. Is it as good as it looks?

poetix poetix 1:06 am 22 Mar 12

caf said :

poetix said :

caf said :

I suppose we’re all part of the same empire, what.

The Boer Wars ring any bells? (Not the sausage.)

Check into how those wars turned out.

True! But they became an independent republic fifty odd yeats ago. Such history in a sausage.

caf caf 11:54 pm 21 Mar 12

poetix said :

caf said :

I suppose we’re all part of the same empire, what.

The Boer Wars ring any bells? (Not the sausage.)

Check into how those wars turned out.

Diggety Diggety 11:24 pm 21 Mar 12

About the right amount of irony to get a hipster to start eating meat again.

Primal Primal 10:56 pm 21 Mar 12

BerraBoy68 said :

We must defend the British Sausage!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIYP1ibYdZI&feature=related

I came looking for this, and I leave happy…

/emulsified high-fat offal tube.

poetix poetix 10:34 pm 21 Mar 12

caf said :

I suppose we’re all part of the same empire, what.

The Boer Wars ring any bells? (Not the sausage.)

caf caf 10:16 pm 21 Mar 12

I suppose we’re all part of the same empire, what.

gladbag gladbag 9:25 pm 21 Mar 12

This is very funny. I have seen it and have been reluctant to buy it (who the hell wants a BritishBoerie?) Haven’t managed to find decent boerewors in Canberra still order from Sydney

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