INTRODUCTION : In French , the word characteristic is derived from chair cuite, meaning cooked meat. It usually centers around pork products , including some of the prides of French cuisines . Pate’s and terrines ranging from simple pureed liver
to textured real Pates or rustic country mixtures studded with hazelnuts or pepper corns and a selection of stuffed galantines and ballontines coated with aspic. Ham, bacon, sausages and cured meats are the staple of charcuterie, found world
Wide in innumerable guises. Traditionally, charcuterie consists only of completely or partially prepared pork dishes , but now a days it also includes game or real and ham pies, as well as pork pies and pate en croute . Fish and vegetable terrines and
mousselines as well as the famous pate de foie gras and even prepared salads are also included in the range.


Any mixture stuffed into a casing (traditionally the large or small intestines of domestic animals) is known as a sausage. In practice most sausages are pork-based though beef and real feature in a few types and game can add a ripe flavour. While sausages are some times made with chicken or real while fish or shellfish sausages are a gastronomic conceit often based on luxury ingredients such as lobster or sea scallops .They usually take the form of fish mouisselines stuffed in a casing .
Additions to sausages fall into two that lighter the meat and make it go further , as in the British “Banger “and seasonings , Commonly hot red peppers in sage and thyme ,spices such as the pensable salt. Small casings are used for fresh sausages so heat penetrate easily to the center.

As fresh Sausages may contain raw ingredients ,they have a short shelf life although this may be extended by additional cooking processes such as smoking , drying blanching or boiling .Both the delicate bondin blance of France , made from pore , chicken or real and sometimes eggs and cream and the heartier bondin noir or German slutwurst made of blood ,spices and onions are examples of semi cooked sausages that has been blanched to firm their feature and extend their shelf life by a few days. Seasoned with spices and garlic , the famous Polish Kielbasa and German Knack wurst are both slightly smoked. Like all pork , fresh and semicooked sausages must be thoroughly cooked before eating to avoid any danger of trinchinosis infection.

Distinct from fresh and semi cooked sausages are those that are sold ready to eat These may be fully cooked ,sometimes by hot smoking or completely cured by drying included in this wide category are the familiar Mortadella belogna and liver sausage. Some liver sausages are soft enough to spread ,they may be flavoured with onion ,herb, garlic, anchovies or spices and resemble Pate packed in a anchovies or spices and resemble Pate packed in a Casing .The distinctive French andouille made of Pig’s intestines stuffed one inside the other combines smoking , drying and cooking in its fabrication.

The third general category is the sausages that are uncooked but are totally presented by drying .They are eaten without further cooking ,often thinly sliced and served cold with cheese ,veg and salads. Although these sausages do not require cooking , some varieties notable Italian Pepperoni and a dried version and stews. The second type Salami style sausages are
drier and more highly spiced . Since they may be dried for up to six months , they have a harder texture pork and beef are often combined in salami ,and frequently wine is added to the mixture , giving the sausage a characteristic tangy flavour.


Casings vary in size from the ½ in /1.25 cm diameter of small pigs intestines to the 3- 4 in /7.5-10 cm of large beef intestines, and each sausage calls for a specific type. Synthetic casings are commonly used for fresh sausages .Bladder or stomach living may also used.


Before use, soak the casings for 1-2 hours in cold water to remove salt and make them pliable .Drain but do not dry them.

Steps :

1). Clean and open each casings by attaching one end to a tap and running cold water through it.
2).Tie each casing with string at one end. Attach the open end to the base of a funnel .Slide the casing up the funnel until the closed end of the casing is reached.
3).Work the sausage filling through the funnel into the casing .Do not pace the filling too tightly or the sausages will burst as they cook.
4).Twist the casing at intervals as you go to make a string of sausages .Tie the casing with string at the end.


1. Polish Kaszanka                                                                         21. Toulouse
2, Boudin noir                                                                                 22. Dried Chorizo
3. Haggis                                                                                        23.Andouille
4. Morcille                                                                                       24.Cotechino
5.Andouillete                                                                                  25. Crepinettes
6.English Slack Pudding                                                                26. Pepperoni
7.Frankfurter                                                                                  27. Zampone
8.Bock Wurst                                                                                 28.Genoa
9.Knack Wurst                                                                               29. Napoli
10.Cervelat                                                                                    30.Milano
11.Boudin                                                                                      31.Jesu de Lyon
12.Pork Chipolata                                                                         32.Hungarian
13.Luganeyhe                                                                               33.Finocchiona
14.Cumberland                                                                             34.French Hers
15.Venison                                                                                    35.Chorizo
16.Merguez                                                                                  36.German Cervelat
17.Beef                                                                                        37.Primavera
18.Pork                                                                                       38.Strasboung liver
19.Northampton Pork                                                                 39.Mortadella
20.Brat Wurst                                                                             40. BierWurst.

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