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Does Your Sausage Vendor Take Food Safety Seriously Enough?

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Oct 11, 2017 9:07:00 AM


If food safety isn’t the primary focus of your sausage vendor, you may be leaving yourself vulnerable. Each year over 48,000,000 Americans become sick after exposure to food-borne pathogens, the most serious of which include salmonella, E. coli, and listeria.

Meat is particularly susceptible to contamination throughout various points in the procurement process. How can you tell if your sausage vendor is taking the issue of food safety seriously enough?

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Topics: Food Safety, Sausage Vendor

Why Supply Chain Matters in Selecting Your Sausage Supplier

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Oct 2, 2017 9:20:00 AM

Supply chain matters. In the meat business, supply chain logistics impact everything from quality to safety. As a meat procurer, you likely know first-hand that your supply chain has a direct effect on the bottom line.

Supply chain is something we take incredibly seriously here at Papa Cantella’s. We’re committed to doing whatever it takes to provide our commercial clients the high-quality sausage they expect.

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Topics: Sausage Vendor

4 Drinks to Pair with Grilled Sausage

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Sep 28, 2017 9:01:00 AM

Grilled sausage is the ultimate party food. It’s also perfect for a family barbecue, or as a happy hour appetizer…is there any occasion grilled sausage isn’t good for, now that we think about it?

(Answer: Nope!)

When we grill sausage, we always like to think about what we’re pairing it with. Of course, sides are crucial, but at Papa Cantella’s, the drinks are just as important! We’ve spent years figuring out the best sausage-drink combos; here are four of our favorites.

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Topics: Grilled Sausage, Drinks

3 Favorite Sides to Pair with German Sausage

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Sep 19, 2017 9:22:00 AM

heritage may be Italian but at Papa Cantella’s, we love a good German sausage. German sausages are some of the most popular in our lineup of fresh and fully-cooked sausage, in part because they’re such crowd pleasers.

We make several German sausages including our famous Bratwurst, Beer Bratwurst, and Bockwurst. (The word “wurst” just means “sausage” in German.) All are made of high-quality meats like pork and veal and expertly blended with a host of complementary spices. So, when we’re serving German sausages, what do we serve with them? Here are three great side ideas for Deutsche Wurst!

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Topics: Sides, German Sausage

4 Ways to Cook with Bulk Brick Sausage

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Sep 13, 2017 9:07:00 AM

Great sausage comes in all shapes and sizes. Here at Papa Cantella’s we sell our premium sausages in link form, both fresh and fully cooked, and also in “bulk brick” packages that are great for larger servings. Our bulk brick sausage is incredibly versatile; in our own homes, it’s a staple in everything from casseroles to sides!

Wondering what more you could be doing with your bulk brick premium sausage? Here are four tasty suggestions from your friends at Papa Cantella’s.

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Topics: Recipe Ideas, Bulk Brick Sausage

3 Ways Not to Grill a Sausage

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Sep 4, 2017 9:33:00 AM

Grilling a sausage should be simple, right?

Open the package, crank up the heat, then pop that delicious meat on the grill until it’s juicy on the inside, crispy on the outside. Unfortunately, grilling sausage properly takes a bit of nuance. The internet is chock-full of “recipes” and “techniques” for grilling everything from brats to bangers, but some of these tricks can leave you with less than you desire.

Trust us. We’re the sausage experts – we’ve tried it all! – and there are few ways you definitely do NOT want to go about grilling your sausage...

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Topics: Grilling Season, Italian Sausage

What Makes a Bratwurst a Bratwurst?

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Aug 28, 2017 9:29:00 AM

Nothing says summer like Bratwurst.

For us here at Papa Cantella’s, there’s no meal more satisfying than a perfectly-grilled Bratwurst nestled in a well-toasted bun, topped with grilled onions and peppers and just a smidge of brown mustard. Mmmmm!

As so many of our friends and family look to us as the “sausage experts,” we get questions all the time about Bratwurst. The most common? “What makes a Bratwurst a Bratwurst?

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Topics: Grilling Season

3 Tricks to Use Your Stovetop Grill Pan

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Aug 18, 2017 10:31:00 AM

We’re big proponents of grilled sausage, as you know. But sometimes outdoor grilling just isn’t in the cards…maybe it’s raining cats and dogs or maybe you live in an apartment that doesn’t allow grills. Whatever the case, a stovetop grill pan can give you almost exactly the same results as an outdoor grill if you know how to use it correctly!

Here are some tips from your friends at Papa Cantella’s on how to get the best results from your stovetop grill pan.

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Topics: Grilling Season, Tips and Tricks

3 Favorite Sides to Pair with Sweet Italian Sausage

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Aug 8, 2017 10:18:00 AM

There’s just something special about Sweet Italian Sausage. Here at Papa Cantella’s, we hand-blend all the spices that go into our premium Italian Sausages to make sure we get the absolute perfect combination of savory and sweet that our customers love. We put so much work into creating amazing sausages, shouldn’t we spend a little time thinking about what to pair them with?

Here are three of our favorite side dishes to serve with Sweet Italian Sausages…and the best part is, all these recipes are easily doubled or tripled for a crowd!

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Topics: Sides

4 Sausage Grilling Hacks

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Aug 3, 2017 9:26:00 AM

If you ask us, grilled sausage is the Official Meat of Summer. Grilling sausage links – both precooked and fresh – is about as easy as grilling gets. Whether you’re using charcoal, gas, or electric, your sausage is bound to turn out just right.

Looking to perfect your sausage grilling game? Papa Cantella’s has been making delicious, premium sausages for over 35 years, so we know a thing or two about how to grill them well. Here are our four best sausage grilling hacks.

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Topics: Grilling Season, Tips and Tricks