What does Charlotte have that the global world doesn’t? We have livermush. Do not change up your nose. Any time you treasure real origins foods, livermush is actually ours. You will want to celebrate that rather of behaving uncomfortable? In Observer meals author Kathleen Purvis’ livermush magnum opus from 2000 (alas, i really couldn’t find a website link) she offers John Egerton, the Nashville-based author of the well-respected guidebook “Southern Food.” “Really don’t actually ever remember seeing a meal called livermush anyplace else [outside of North Carolina],’ he stated. ” And I also wish to never see it once again.” Bah!
Livermush actually features a list in Wikipedia. That page takes you to a 2004 Christian Science Monitor article on livermush. And here is a wonderful roundup from October, by Andrea Weigl.
Weigl helps it be seem as though livermush is definitely an thing that is all-over-N.C. It is not. Head to most regular-Joe breakfast locations in Charlotte and this region – we suggest places where menus provide cookies and grits and sausage patties and other normal breakfast food – you will notice livermush in the menu. Or possibly they’ll phone it liver pudding. Real, so many chain-type places possessed by out-of-town companies usually do not provide livermush. Which is their reduction, as well as their missing company.
Go around 80 miles in any way from Charlotte you are not prone to see livermush from the diet plan – not in Asheville, not in Columbia, not in Fayetteville, not in Raleigh. Maybe, if you are fortunate, it can be bought by you in a supermarket. I’d my first livermush whenever I lived-in Fayetteville, but merely because Charlotte local David McKnight held advising us to try it and explained the way you only fry it in a cooking pan. I did. Also it had been very yummy. Crunchy edges, by way of a interior that is soft not as heavy regarding the liver, both. I asked Charlotte visitors to please bring livermush when I spent the 2007-08 year living in Cambridge, Mass. Did you understand it freezes nicely?
Until four to five in years past Charlotte had the very own livermush maker, Jamison’s. They ceased making it, though Ronnie Jamison informed Purvis summer that is last had contracted with “a business in the mountains” to make it. Another well-known brand is Guilford County-based Neese’s, which promises liver pudding and livermush are different. Mack’s is manufactured in Shelby, about 40 miles to the west of Charlotte and perhaps the epicenter that is livermush of globe. I was in a Shelby store lately and noticed three brands that are different two of all of them locally made. In a convenience store! Shelby without a doubt has the Livermush Expo every year. The 2011 Livermush Expo will undoubtedly be Oct. 22 at legal Square in uptown Shelby.)
Very please, if you’re a Charlottean that is proud bragging out-of-town pols or pundits or journalists, keep in mind what our very own genuine sources meals is. And, like those green eggs and ham, if you have not attempted it – you should.