History of frankfurters and sausages

Manufacturing of frankfurters and sausages have a long history - nearly two thousand years. Maybe in the past was not yet the variety of forms and types, which are seeing today, but the general features of manufacturing was laid just then.

Over the past centuries, sausages are the main point of the menu of modern people. The first mention of a dish that looked like a sausage, found in ancient Greek plays, and it was written in 500 years BC. 

The modern word "sausage” came from the Latin word «salsus» that means salty. Probably, in ancient times, the term has a broader meaning, and meant not only the sausages in our view, but all the salt or canned meat.

Centuries went by, and people were more and more perfected the process of making sausages. So, depending on the geographical location in different parts of the world there are various recipes of sausages that are most suited for a particular climate.

Over time, people living in certain cities have come up with their own recipes, giving the finished product a resounding memorable name. So there are, Viennese sausage, Italian, English... And only in the Bavarian town of Gasseldorf locals is a monument to countryman Johann Georg Laner. It is believed that he invented the frankfurter. The monument is about two meters high, was erected at the expense of 500 residents Gasseldorfa to celebrate 225th anniversary of the birth of Laner. The monument strengthened bronze plaque outlining the history of the sausage. In 1804th, Johann Georg Laner moved from Frankfurt where he studied the craft butcher to Vienna and opened a shop. One year later Laner offered to the buyers his invention - the frankfurter, which was named "Frankfurt" and "Vienna".

Information prepared based on internet resources meat-service.com.