Sausage, whether fresh, cooked or cured, remains a staple of the diet around the world

Sausage, whether fresh, cooked or cured, remains a staple of the diet around the world. Call it Chorizo in Mexico, Bratwurst in Germany, Salami in Italy, Boerewor in South Africa or Lap Chong in China, sausages are prized around the world for their taste, variety and convenience.

In some cultures, like the grilling and sports focused United States, sausage is an essential element of gathering and celebration. What began centuries ago as a salting-drying-preservation technique has become a culinary art, which is why we celebrate it every October during National Sausage Month.