BRAT, the word speaks for itself. Manly. Football. Grilling. etc.
Brats really are manly...."for my final wish, brats!"
"According to legend, Hans IV. Stromer (1517-1592), a judge in the medieval times, was imprisoned for life for revealing an important political secret. In those days, life-term in prison meant that once the dungeon doors were shut, you never again left your cell...
|Prisoners depended on family members for their food. Since he was a high ranking prisoner, Stromer was granted one reasonable wish. That wish was to be allowed 2 Bratwursts daily until the end of his days.So, his family made a Bratwurst so small that it could be passed through the keyhole of the prison door. In deference to the legend, all "Nürnberger Bratwurst" now made in Germany are required, by German law, to include certain ingredients in specific proportions. The law specifies that the sausages must be a certain length and diameter, and must be produced within the city limits of Nürnberg." From here.|
Other great tidbits about the history of this manly food at that website too.