Basically, livermush is a regional delicacy and hardly known outside of North Carolina, northern South Carolina, and southern Virginia. A look at the distribution map for Neese’s, a local livermush producer, provides the clearest example of livermush’s regionality.
Of course, being born and raised in NC, I knew the joys of livermush early on, fried and eaten by itself or sandwiched in between two slices of white bread. Still, even in North Carolina, it is an aquired taste.
Tomorrow, I plan on having a “Southern Sunday” using some of the things Mom sent.
I have had an awesome end of the week in light of the fact that my incredible younger sibling Scott has come to visit! He came to see me the previous summer interestingly since we’ve lived here at the camp and we had such a decent time he came back again this year. I assume we’ll need to make this a convention. With respect to the title of this post, I’ll clarify. Whenever Scott and I were making arrangements by means of messages the recent weeks for his visit, I inquired as to whether he would bring me and my family some livermush. Livermush, you say? That sounds terrible.
All things considered, yes, I figure in the event that you’ve never eaten or known about it the name doesn’t give one much seek after anything top notch. In any case, for those brought up inside around a 100 mile span of Shelby, North Carolina, it tastes superb. Livermush tastes far superior in the event that you have moved far from Western North Carolina and can’t get it at your nearby basic need. (No, it is NOT an indistinguishable thing from liver pudding, which you can normally discover anyplace here in NC). Anyway, livermush is a sort of breakfast meat like wiener, I presume. Pork liver is blended with flavors and cornmeal and after that shaped into pieces which are wrapped and refrigerated.
Livermush was a method for spending each accessible piece of a hoard back when individuals needed to really develop and plan the greater part of their own sustenance. Numerous families made their own livermush when it was “hoard killing time.” Today, to plan livermush, you simply go to the supermarket, purchase a piece, cut it and broil it in a dish. The outside winds up noticeably decent and dried up and within has an extraordinary, marginally zesty taste. Anyway, as I said before you can’t get it outside of where it began thus I feel that makes it all the more attractive.
Along these lines, Scott and I concurred that he would bring me two squares and I’d cook one and attempt another method for solidifying it (in the past it hasn’t functioned admirably to stop it) with the other. At the point when Scott arrived Friday evening with the goods affectionately transported in a cooler with ice, I don’t comprehend what I was more happy to see; my tall, nice looking sibling or those two light dark colored, luscious, mountain rarities sitting on my counter. Simply joking Scott, you know you win out!
As we unloaded the livermush Scott disclosed to me that a day or two ago he posted a remark on his Facebook page to every one of his companions that he felt frustrated about his sister since she couldn’t get livermush where she lived and he was taking some to her. Out of the blue, a considerable lot of his companions who have additionally moved far from home began remarking about the hardships of livermush significant others wherever who don’t have neighborhood access to it!
At that point, they all began discussing how his specify of it was making them ache for it! At that point, they began portraying approaches to stop it so it wouldn’t come apart and really talked about whether you are permitted to transport it on a plane! I don’t feel so desolate, any longer. Simply realizing that there is a system of individuals sufficiently fortunate to be brought up in the foothills of the North Carolina mountains who additionally miss the simple accessibility of livermush makes me feel like some portion of an extraordinary fellowship. Recently morning, we delighted in natively constructed buttermilk waffles finished with crisp strawberries (from my second visit to the farmstand) and whipped cream and, you got it,
On a last note, as I was anticipating my sibling’s entry on Friday evening, my significant other called me from a market in Fayetteville, where we live, and revealed to me that he was taking a gander at livermush! It isn’t the brand we lean toward, however I’ll take it! He didn’t purchase any since we had our own source going down with the “merchandise,” yet it’s pleasant to know we can get it now at our nearby Harris Teeter staple. I think about whether it’ll taste as great now that I can get it at whatever time I need it.