Sausage

What is Sausage ?

Summer sausage, kielbasa, bologna, bratwurst: The list goes on and on. There are so many varieties of sausage. How long can you store them -- and where? Are they fully cooked or not? The following background information will answer these questions and others.

Sausage Shopping Tips

Try to use fresh sausage whenever you can; they are full of flavor and don't have the high level of preservatives and nitrates that packaged sausage has.

Sausage Cooking How-Tos

Fresh sausage should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160 degrees.

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