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Sampler Platter: World's longest sausage, pancake shortage, sauerkraut

February 27, 2009 | 12:08 pm

world's longest sausage, Croatia Finally, some fun Friday food "news"...

  • Croatia hosts world's largest sausage party. Digital Journal
  • "As eating has become highly charged with moral judgments, sex has become notably less so." With a little help from Mary Eberstadt, George F. Will ponders the inverse relationship between libido and gluttony. Washington Post
  • Could sauerkraut be the next peanut butter? 13WHAM
  • Kleincast offers a McRib tracking map.
  • IHOP pancake shortage alleged. Pasadena Star News
  • Chef Omri Aflalo out at Citrus. Eater L.A.

-- Elina Shatkin

Photo: Cooks attempt to prepare the world's longest sausage on Feb. 14 in Vinkovci, Croatia. Organizers hope to enter their 1,640-foot sausage in the Guinness World Records, beating the previous record of 1,286 feet. The Croatian sausage contained approximately 880 pounds of pork. (Hrvoje Polan / AFP  /Getty Images)