- 3 Post By mark1178
April 20th, 2012, 07:05 AM #1
Slovenia Saying "That Sausage Is Ours"
A row has broken out between Slovenia and Austria over the name of a sausage.
Slovenia wants the Kranjska klobasa, or Krainer sausage, to be given protected EU status, similar to Parmesan, champagne and the Cornish pasty. It says the sausage, made of minced pork and seasoned with garlic and pepper, was invented in northern Slovenia in the 19th Century. But that has upset Austria, where a cheese-filled variation of the sausage, the Kaesekrainer, is a great favourite.
Slovenia is applying to the European Commission for Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status, because of the meat's connection to the Kranjska region. If successful, only sausages produced in Slovenia to the traditional recipe will be able to call themselves Kranjska or Krainer.
BBC News - Austria-Slovenia food fight over Krainer sausage
Will this lead to a Weenie War? A sausage smackdown? Will it distract Kopitar from his game knowing the fate of kranjska klobasa is in peril?
April 20th, 2012, 08:57 AM #2
Can't we just call it "The Kopi" and move on?
April 20th, 2012, 08:54 PM #3