Pictured is a traditional French dish, served last weekend at a refuge in Thônes. The refuge was far nicer than the one I went to a few weeks ago, but more on that in another entry.
Right now, I want to talk about this photo. This plate of, well, let’s call it meat, is loved in various parts of France. Do you have any idea what’s in there? There are all sorts of recipes flying around for this dish. Many stink, and some seem to think that the stinkier the better. I know French people who love it and hate it. This particular French person, Julia, obviously loves this dish and was really impressed with this particular version.
So what is it?
Some of my friends called it ‘the poo sausage’. It’s an andouillette sausage. The sausage exterior is made from the small intestine of a pig, then filled with a variety of ingredients, depending who’s making it, often including intestines, onions, wine and seasoning. So why ‘the poo sausage’? This sausage sometimes smells like poo, which isn’t that surprising, given its origins.
Its times like these that I’m glad I’m a vegetarian.