Papa Cantella's Blog

"Is My Fresh Sausage Cooked All the Way Through?"

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Jul 11, 2017 10:08:00 AM

A question we get a lot is, “How can I tell when my fresh sausage is cooked all the way through?” Sausage is a little trickier to detect “doneness” than some other meats; you can’t always use color or touch to tell whether a sausage has been cooked enough to eat safely. Colors imparted by spices and herbs can hide the color of the meat itself, and the level to which the sausage is “stuffed” can make a finger-touch test impossible to stand by.

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Topics: Grilling Season, Tips and Tricks

5 Foods You Didn't Know You Could Grill

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Jun 27, 2017 9:22:00 AM

You already know your grill is a perfect match for succulent Beer Bratwurst and the tastiest Italian Sausage kebab. But did you realize there are plenty of foods you never even considered grilling that taste great off the grates?

Here are five of our favorite foods to throw on the grill alongside some Smoked Chicken Andouille or Beef Hot Links!

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Topics: Grilling Season, Tips and Tricks

How to Get the Most Out of Your Charcoal Grill

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Jun 21, 2017 9:09:00 AM

It’s grilling season!

Grilling is one of our absolute favorite ways to cook Papa Cantella’s premium sausage links. It imparts a smoky depth-of-flavor you can’t get through any other method, plus it takes the cooking process outside into the great outdoors.

We prefer charcoal; it’s inexpensive, easy-to-find, and quick to heat. Here’s how to get the most out of your charcoal grill when you’re cooking up some delicious sausage.

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Topics: Grilling Season, Tips and Tricks

5 Favorite Summer Sides to Serve with Sausage

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Jun 7, 2017 9:29:00 AM

Is there anything more American than grilled sausage in the summertime?
We think not.

Papa Cantella’s has a long history in premium sausages, and there’s no time we feel more ourselves than summer. Whether you’re grilling (our preferred method!), baking, or stove-cooking, here are our favorite summer sides for sausage.

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Topics: Grilling Season

How to Please Everyone at Your Memorial Day Barbecue

Posted by Papa Cantella's on May 26, 2017 10:46:54 AM

The perfect barbecue takes a pinch of planning, a dash of bug spray, and another spoonful of planning! Memorial Day barbecues are a time-honored tradition here in America, in part because they mark the unofficial start of summer.

Whether you’re hosting your first Memorial Day BBQ or you throw a backyard bash every year, take some tips from the barbecue experts at Papa Cantella’s on how to please everyone at your Memorial Day event.

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Topics: Memorial Day, Grilling Season

3 Ways to Spice Up Your Memorial Day Cookout

Posted by Papa Cantella's on May 26, 2017 9:59:17 AM

This Memorial Day, think bolder.

Go beyond bland boiled ‘dogs and lifeless burger patties to take your cookout up a notch. Your guests are looking for big flavor and a good time…it’s your job to give it to them!

Here are three fantastic ideas for spicing up your Memorial Day cookout – and maybe even starting a new tradition.

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Topics: Memorial Day, Grilling Season