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  • David
    Spiš King of sausages comes from Spiš PRODUCERS in Slovakia plan to register the popular Spiš sausage recipe with an official EU trademark that would
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 23, 2006
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      King of sausages comes from Spiš

      PRODUCERS in Slovakia plan to register the
      popular Spiš sausage recipe with an official EU
      trademark that would declare the franks a
      traditional Slovak product, just like the
      country's well known salty sheep cheese, bryndza.

      The sausage has been produced in the Spiš region
      in eastern Slovakia for more than 100 years, the Nový as daily reported.

      Although Spiš sausages have been considered an
      exclusive meat product for years, their recipe is
      no secret. "They are made from a combination of
      quality pork and beef. But the most important
      ingredient is, as usual, spice. In this case,
      it's paprika imported from Spain," said Marian
      Uzák, director of meat product manufacturer Mäsospiš.

      As in the past, the mixture is stuffed into sheep
      intestines rather than into an artificial plastic
      casing. The sausages are then smoked to give them their distinctive flavour.

      In the period following the arrival of large
      retail food chains, Slovaks lost interest in the
      Spiš variety of sausages in preference for cheaper versions.

      However, following bad experiences with cheap
      meat products and especially reports of tainted
      meat at supermarket chains, more and more people have returned to traditional
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