In the world's oldest cookbook, The Apicius Cookery, the sausage making process is described, making it one of the earliest forms of processed meat known to mankind. Today the bratwurst, perhaps the most popular sausage, is celebrated at the annual Bratwurst Festival in Bucyrus, Ohio. It's disputable who is the official bratwurst capital of the world; Bucyrus claims to be, as does Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Although Sheboygan is the home to the largest bratwurst manufacturer, Bucyrus' festival has made the city famous. Since I can't get to the festival, it looks like I'll have to order a brat the next time I go to Top Dog at a Cal game. If anybody makes it to the festival, please post pics!
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