Wednesday, October 6, 2010

If you love wieners, guess what?

Norbert Wittman. A Saturday Night Live parody or a culinary genius? 

Well, that depends I suppose on how serious you are about your meat. Wittman has started The Sausage Academy in Neumarkt, Germany.

If you love the wieners, guess what? You can now earn a Master’s Degree in the Art of Sausage. I wonder how these final exams work.

I am clearly not qualified to enroll. Once in college, I placed a hot dog in the microwave. TOO LONG. The image of explosive Oscar Meyer terminated my credentials. That and the fact I would even eat an Oscar Meyer wiener. 

There are a variety of courses to enhance your sausage knowledge as well including understanding the relationships between sausage and mustard, sausage and lager, and which tunes best accompany a tasty sausage. And further, you can master a class in Sausage Appreciation. 

Sausage Appreciation? Where a group of people worship the bratwurst? I think I saw this once. But I called it a Green Bay Packers playoff game. But alas, it is only a Master’s Degree so even if you are so inspired, there will be no “Dr. Wiener” in your future. 

PS: Seriously, I might not want to be the Hausfrau of the hot diggety-dog, but if I would love to be the Countess of Cabernet.

PSS: Quick tip: When looking for royalty-free images to accompany a post like this, when you log into Google images, do NOT type as your search: free wiener pics.

36 comments:

Jules said...

A cab with a hot dog... interesting!

The Savage said...

There are so many jocular comments to be made but I won't make them...

the walking man said...

RE your PSS...what to many pages of pictures of Master Wieners pop up in the search.

A master may not be as good as a doctor but what the hell journeymen know what they are doing.

webb said...

Years ago my brother's summer job was in a hotdog factory. He brought home these really nifty long white aprons (I still use mine to bake), but I have noticed that he has never eaten a hotdog since then. I wonder what he learned?

Snuggle Wasteland said...

I'm pretty sure that I minored in sausage appreciation in college.

leigh said...

Sound advice there at the end Ms.Mac.

confused homemaker said...

Ha! I can definitely guess you'd get some interesting search engine results for pictures.

As for the Art of Sausage, I actually think it's great to bring back the traditions of handmade quality foods. But I'm a total food nerd & well just a nerd in general :)

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Love My Boerewors

Simone said...

"The Art of Sausage"....seriously!!??

And yes, love the Google advice at the end ;)

singedwingangel said...

My hubby loves Brats my youngest loves Hot dogs.. me not so much of either I make them cause I love them. I cannot imagine having a degree about them..
Bwahahahah on the search advice

A Year on the Grill said...

I am working on an independent studies degree

Brian Miller said...

haha. yep not looking for pictures on this one...and bearing the title of master weiner...hmmm...

Eva Gallant said...

I have to confess: I love sausage, bratwurst, and the occasional weiner! guilty.

Simply Suthern said...

I am learning to appreciate Brats. Being from where I am it wernt on the menu. I still have trouble grilling them without burning them. Weiners are easy. Stick a stick in them and dangle them over a fire.

I've learned to refine my search from such an experience. BTW It's dickssportinggoods.com Ya cant shorten it.

Herding Cats said...

Yah I can see how image search would probably not work too well on this post. Yummmm, I love sausages though (and I always feel dirty admitting that)

Dumblond said...

Your post-post-script pretty much sums up where I thought this post was going in the first place. Oh boy...

Mighty M said...

Free weiner pics...oh my.. I can only imagine. :)

I actually became a vegetarian this past spring. So I can only enjoy the veggie sausages.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Your PSS made me howl. Thanks for the morning giggles.

SoccerMom said...

DOnt you just have to be a lover of food to appreciate a good weiner?

I love brats, but my stomach doesnt.

I eat alot of veggie stuff or turkey.

Not as yummy, but you do what ya gotta do.

Would love to see some yummy weiner pics. lol

Pricilla said...

Well you did say it was in Germany....

Allyson & Jere said...

"Free wiener pics?" Bwahahahahaha
Simply amazing...or ridiculous the things people think to "offer". Though I DO enjoy a good brot.

Caty said...

LOL at the google image...I myself do not typically eat hot dogs or sausage...and I found out today that 2 pork sausage links has 400 calories, 43 GRAMS of FAT, and 2400 grams of sodium...two links of heart attack coming up!! I'm so glad I hate the taste of them...:)

Michael Rivers said...

Why do I have a feeling that group projects would be more fun than the ones in my psychology major?

Mom in High Heels said...

Crazy Germans. It is seriously bizarre how much they love meat products. A trip to the grocery store here can be a real eye opener. I honestly had no idea how many possibilities there were when it came to ground meat and casings. As a non-meat eater, it's very weird and slightly frightening.

Vivienne said...

Do you need to be escorted to the eye-wash station now....?

Kristina P. said...

I have to admit, I do love me some big juicy weiners.

Intense Guy said...

Isn't amazing what a good microwave can do to a hot dog?

:)

Weiner making is a serious art in middle Europe... the mustard and the brew are only a part of it.

Check out the forum at www.sausagemaking.org sometime -

carma said...

wishing I could recall the innocuous search I did recently that also produced similar google results :-O

J.J. in L.A. said...

I should change my name to Dirty Girl because when I read "Art of Sausage", my mind went to a whole 'nother place. ; )

HalfAsstic.com said...

Heh! Picturing your face while trying to find a suitable picture...
I still think I'd have to call myself "Dr. Weiner"....

Maria said...

I will eat a wiener, but only in the absence of any other kind of meat. I do, however, like turkey sausage or chicken sausage...and like you, I would LOVE to be the Queen of all things wine...if only..sigh.

Babes Mami said...

free pictures of wieners!

Love it.

Maybe I should go to the school o sausage. What would you use that education for?

The Sharer said...

I actually got to see the Oscar Mayer "weinermobile" when it had to stop at my Mom's service station on it's Interstate travels....

Your pss reminds me that in this case not eerrebody WANTS to be a weiner...

Congrats on your nominations.

Did you ever get the Fox appearance in video form, as opposed to stills?

Go 'eers,

Brad

SmartBear said...

Wieners! Now you know I am so tempted to google wieners! HEHEHEHE!
Best,
Tina

Slamdunk said...

That is def a niche degree.

Your PSS cracked me up. I hope you did not do that on your work computer and then get detained by the IT police.

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