Curry sausages with mustard / Deutsche Würste durch Schweizer Augen
Matthew Allen at swissinfo reports on
problems for German and Swiss sausages now that the EU has banned Brazilian sausage skins.
The cervelat was facing extinction from the national menu following an import ban on Brazilian cow intestines used to wrap the iconic
sausage. Switzerland was compelled to adhere to European Union regulations safeguarding against the risk of Mad Cow disease.
But the versatile Brazilian product is a tough act to follow, both allowing the sausage to curve pleasantly when grilled and being easy
to peel when eaten cold. The skin retains an aesthetically appealing colour and tastes good.
This kind of outcry has not been heard in Germany, so do the Swiss care more about their sausages than the Germans?
Liselotte Steffen of the Swiss consumers' forum agreed that the Swiss take more pride in their sausages than the Germans.
"The real expert does not eat sausages with mustard ...