I am constantly amazed at how animated and talkative people get when you mention food. The mere aroma of certain foods can evoke memories that transport us back to a special place and time. Food can bridge the gap between all ages, races and ethnicities.
Let's face it, the only thing that should ever come between people is a table and some serving bowls.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Me at My Absolute "Wurst"

It was the best of times, it was the wurst of times, it was the age of mustard, it was the age of pumpernickel rye, it was the epoch of thinly sliced onion……..okay now I’ve just gone way too far. I am sure that Charles Dickens would greatly appreciate me turning “A tale of Two Cities” into a parody about liverwurst. If blame must go to anyone then by all means blame my mother for planting thoughts of liverwurst in my brain.
Each week I bring her something special to eat (of her choosing). During a visit with her yesterday she said that she had a request, she said the next time that I come she would like a liverwurst sandwich on rye with mustard and sliced onions. Then it hit me how long it had been since I had a liverwurst sandwich. I hated liverwurst until I was in my late teens, then later developed a taste for it. So needless to say my mother will not be the only one getting a treat next visit.

I really didn’t think that anyone needed a recipe for a liverwurst sandwich so I perused the web for a nice recipe that has liverwurst as an ingredient, hope it’s good, if not just make the sandwich.

Liverwurst Dip (This actually sounded pretty good)

1 lb. liverwurst (any)
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
1 teaspoon of beef bouillon granules, diluted in 1 cup of warm water

Mix all ingredients together well.

Serve with bread or crackers


Gretchen Noelle said...

I have no idea in the world how I came to like liverwurst, but as a kid I preferred it over PB&J! Lots of mustard, onions, maybe even a little lettuce. Thanks so much for the great memory - I haven't eaten it in *years* and have no idea if it is even available here! Happy New Year!

Julie said...

Thanks Gretchen, that would be ashame if they don't have liverwurst out your way.

Chris said...

You know, I have never tried liverwurst. I can't bring myself to try it! I am such a wimp. Ugh...(hang my head own in shame)

In reference to you question on my blog, I have family on the Upper West Side of the city, so that's where I stay when I visit. My mom was vying hard for for me to come back home...If not the city - maybe Jersey or the Island, she pleaded. mmmm....

Julie said...

Chris, try it you'll like it lol

Pixie said...

Now that's something I haven't tried in years; not sure if they even sell it in England but will see if I can track it down!

And thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

Julie said...

Your welcome Pixie and Thank you