Today in History: A butcher invents a recipe and calls it the frankfurter

Today in History: A butcher invents a recipe and calls it the frankfurter

By Toby Friedman

Does your mouth salivate at the thought of a steaming frankfurter topped with mustard? It all goes back to November 13, 1805, when Johann George Lehner, a Frankfurt-trained butcher, invented a recipe and called it the frankfurter. This tasty deli-meat is also known as the wienerwurst, which means Vienna sausage in German since it was created in Vienna. However, some say that the sausage goes back over a thousand years, at a time when they used real animal intestines to stuff the meat in. Today they make artificial casings from collagen and cellulose for the frankfurters, which hopefully restores your appetite.  


(Pea based, photographer & cook: Line Tscherning)

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