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    jj Guest

    Default July 5 is Cumberland Sausage Day!

    So reports this BBC print news item
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/e...ia/7406406.stm

    I do have very fond memories of a pub (in England) meal of Cumberland
    sausage with a wonderful black pepper sauce. (evidently locals joke
    about the coiled presentation, especially when it is not a flat
    (Flemish) coil. :-)

    I dunno why they picked July 5.

  2. #2
    Mack A. Damia Guest

    Default Re: July 5 is Cumberland Sausage Day!

    On Sun, 14 Jun 2009 15:53:39 GMT, [email protected]
    (jj) wrote:

    >So reports this BBC print news item
    >http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/e...ia/7406406.stm
    >
    >I do have very fond memories of a pub (in England) meal of Cumberland
    >sausage with a wonderful black pepper sauce. (evidently locals joke
    >about the coiled presentation, especially when it is not a flat
    >(Flemish) coil. :-)
    >
    >I dunno why they picked July 5.


    It's "Traditional Cumberland Sausage Day"

    No idea why the date.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/e...ia/7406406.stm

    Interesting, though. The assocition applied for protection to keep
    others from using the term "Cumberland Sausage".

    The British Government has given the thumbs up to a campaign to give
    Traditional Cumberland Sausage the same protection as products like
    Champagne and Parma Ham.

    The Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs has announced
    that it believes the application to register the Traditional
    Cumberland Sausage as a protected food name meets all the necessary
    criteria. The decision means the application will now be sent to the
    European Commission in Brussels.

    The European Union’s Protected Food Name Scheme gives special
    protection to the best regional and traditional foods. This system is
    similar to the 'appellation controllée' system used for wine.

    If the application is agreed by the European Commission only producers
    in Cumbria will be able to call their sausages Traditional Cumberland
    Sausages. The county’s famous sausage is likely to be the first meat
    product in the North of England to be protected in this way.

    http://www.traditionalcumberlandsausage.com/news.html

    I, too, recall eating delicious Cumberland sausages on a trip to the
    U.K. in 1978. Nothing quite like them.

    This was the trip when I brought back a dozen black puddings, frozen
    in a Tupperware container, and placed in the middle of my luggage.

    No problems, and we had a BP fry-up a day after I returned.

    On another note, it's the World's Longest Breakfast Table in Battle
    Creek, MI, this weekend.

    http://www.worldslongestbreakfasttable.com/

    --
    mad

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    Stu Guest

    Default Re: July 5 is Cumberland Sausage Day!

    On Sun, 14 Jun 2009 09:44:51 -0700, Mack A. Damia
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Sun, 14 Jun 2009 15:53:39 GMT, [email protected]
    >(jj) wrote:
    >
    >>So reports this BBC print news item
    >>http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/e...ia/7406406.stm
    >>
    >>I do have very fond memories of a pub (in England) meal of Cumberland
    >>sausage with a wonderful black pepper sauce. (evidently locals joke
    >>about the coiled presentation, especially when it is not a flat
    >>(Flemish) coil. :-)
    >>
    >>I dunno why they picked July 5.

    >
    >It's "Traditional Cumberland Sausage Day"
    >
    >No idea why the date.
    >
    >http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/e...ia/7406406.stm
    >
    >Interesting, though. The assocition applied for protection to keep
    >others from using the term "Cumberland Sausage".
    >
    >The British Government has given the thumbs up to a campaign to give
    >Traditional Cumberland Sausage the same protection as products like
    >Champagne and Parma Ham.
    >
    >The Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs has announced
    >that it believes the application to register the Traditional
    >Cumberland Sausage as a protected food name meets all the necessary
    >criteria. The decision means the application will now be sent to the
    >European Commission in Brussels.
    >
    >The European Union’s Protected Food Name Scheme gives special
    >protection to the best regional and traditional foods. This system is
    >similar to the 'appellation controllée' system used for wine.
    >
    >If the application is agreed by the European Commission only producers
    >in Cumbria will be able to call their sausages Traditional Cumberland
    >Sausages. The county’s famous sausage is likely to be the first meat
    >product in the North of England to be protected in this way.
    >
    >http://www.traditionalcumberlandsausage.com/news.html
    >
    >I, too, recall eating delicious Cumberland sausages on a trip to the
    >U.K. in 1978. Nothing quite like them.
    >
    >This was the trip when I brought back a dozen black puddings, frozen
    >in a Tupperware container, and placed in the middle of my luggage.



    How did you get them past customs?

    >
    >No problems, and we had a BP fry-up a day after I returned.
    >
    >On another note, it's the World's Longest Breakfast Table in Battle
    >Creek, MI, this weekend.
    >
    >http://www.worldslongestbreakfasttable.com/


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    Mack A. Damia Guest

    Default Re: July 5 is Cumberland Sausage Day!

    On Sun, 14 Jun 2009 11:49:57 -0500, Stu <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Sun, 14 Jun 2009 09:44:51 -0700, Mack A. Damia
    ><[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>On Sun, 14 Jun 2009 15:53:39 GMT, [email protected]
    >>(jj) wrote:
    >>
    >>>So reports this BBC print news item
    >>>http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/e...ia/7406406.stm
    >>>
    >>>I do have very fond memories of a pub (in England) meal of Cumberland
    >>>sausage with a wonderful black pepper sauce. (evidently locals joke
    >>>about the coiled presentation, especially when it is not a flat
    >>>(Flemish) coil. :-)
    >>>
    >>>I dunno why they picked July 5.

    >>
    >>It's "Traditional Cumberland Sausage Day"
    >>
    >>No idea why the date.
    >>
    >>http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/e...ia/7406406.stm
    >>
    >>Interesting, though. The assocition applied for protection to keep
    >>others from using the term "Cumberland Sausage".
    >>
    >>The British Government has given the thumbs up to a campaign to give
    >>Traditional Cumberland Sausage the same protection as products like
    >>Champagne and Parma Ham.
    >>
    >>The Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs has announced
    >>that it believes the application to register the Traditional
    >>Cumberland Sausage as a protected food name meets all the necessary
    >>criteria. The decision means the application will now be sent to the
    >>European Commission in Brussels.
    >>
    >>The European Union’s Protected Food Name Scheme gives special
    >>protection to the best regional and traditional foods. This system is
    >>similar to the 'appellation controllée' system used for wine.
    >>
    >>If the application is agreed by the European Commission only producers
    >>in Cumbria will be able to call their sausages Traditional Cumberland
    >>Sausages. The county’s famous sausage is likely to be the first meat
    >>product in the North of England to be protected in this way.
    >>
    >>http://www.traditionalcumberlandsausage.com/news.html
    >>
    >>I, too, recall eating delicious Cumberland sausages on a trip to the
    >>U.K. in 1978. Nothing quite like them.
    >>
    >>This was the trip when I brought back a dozen black puddings, frozen
    >>in a Tupperware container, and placed in the middle of my luggage.

    >
    >
    >How did you get them past customs?


    This was 1978, and I still had my military duffel bag which I packed
    and took on the trip, having no other decent luggage at that time.

    I froze the BPs (Bury's) and packed them in a round Tupperware
    container that I place directly in the middle of the duffel bag which
    was packed with clothing, shoes, etc.

    I had a few other small bags and made everything accessible to the
    inspector. When I started to open the duffel bag, he waved me though.

    My dear aunt had tried the same thing a year or two before, except she
    had them in a box with string. The customs official asked her what
    they were, and she repleied that it was something her sister had
    packed her.

    He took out his pocket knife, cut into them and declared them a
    confiscated meat-product. No problems or anything - just confiscated.

    The fact that I pulled it off and was one up on her was always a
    source of amusement when we go together.
    --
    mad

  5. #5
    Elder Guest

    Default Re: July 5 is Cumberland Sausage Day!

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] says...
    > I froze the BPs (Bury's) and packed them in a round Tupperware
    > container that I place directly in the middle of the duffel bag which
    > was packed with clothing, shoes, etc.
    >
    >

    Just for the record, Bury is one of the towns in Greater Manchester.
    It is famous for the local Black Pudding makers.

    It made in other places in the UK, as well as other european countries,
    and there are regional variations.

    Southern english black pudding has large chunks of fat in.
    Bury Black pudding tends to have smaller fat lumps, and while Scottish
    black pudding tends to vary from butcher to butcher, there tends to be
    very little lumps of fat at all and it is spicier rather than smoother.

    Wikipedia is actually useful and interesting on the subject.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Pudding
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    Edwin Pawlowski Guest

    Default Re: July 5 is Cumberland Sausage Day!


    "jj" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > So reports this BBC print news item
    > http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/e...ia/7406406.stm
    >
    > I do have very fond memories of a pub (in England) meal of Cumberland
    > sausage with a wonderful black pepper sauce. (evidently locals joke
    > about the coiled presentation, especially when it is not a flat
    > (Flemish) coil. :-)
    >
    > I dunno why they picked July 5.


    They probably are nursing hangovers from celebrating USA independence.



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