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Written by Adam Gerard | September 3, 2012 at 3:00 PM | 0 Comments

The Intertwined History of Scrapple and Labor Day

Scrapple Factory Assembly LineAccording to the Department of Labor, the actual founder of labor day is a bit unclear:

Some records show that Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a cofounder of the American Federation of Labor, was first in suggesting a day to honor those "who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold." But Peter McGuire's place in Labor Day history has not gone unchallenged. Many believe that Matthew Maguire, a machinist, founded the holiday.

What isn't mentioned here are recent findings by the Research Association of Pork Amalgamations supporting evidence of a different origin of Labor Day. Have you heard the name Rasher Liverburg? Probably not, but if you love scrapple and having off the first Monday every September, then you should read on.


Topics: scrapple stories, holidays and scrapple

Written by Adam Gerard | April 16, 2012 at 7:00 AM | 1 Comment

Your Scrapple Stories: The Confirmation Gift They Will Never Forget

Cathedral of St. Paul

Confirmation is an important ritual in a lot of young Christians' lives. Family and friends from all over come together to enjoy the beautiful moment.

And like most coming-of-age celebrations, along with the happiness and congratulations are plenty of gifts! Typical confirmation gifts are money, a gift card, or some sort of religious token (e.g. jewelry, books, rosaries, etc).

Sure, these are all nice and carry a lot of meaning, but is that what a young adult really wants as they are going through this rite of passage?

Scrapple lover Dana doesn't think so:


Topics: scrapple stories, giving scrapple as a gift

Written by Adam Gerard | March 14, 2012 at 7:12 AM | 2 Comments

Your Scrapple Stories: That's How It's Made?! I'm Not Eating That!

Your Scrapple Stories: seeing it from beginning to endGeo grew up on the Maryland Eastern Shore. Scrapple has a home there. It's easy to find in the grocery store, for sure, but it's also not too hard to find folks that make it themselves.

To little-Geo's horror, his family did just that. And when he saw what went into it, well, I'll let him tell the story:


Topics: scrapple stories, scrapple ingredients

Written by Adam Gerard | March 5, 2012 at 7:00 AM | 2 Comments

Your Scrapple Stories: A Drunken Introduction

Your Scrapple StoriesScrapple lover, Steph, sent me this scrapple story about the first time she was wowed by our favorite breakfast meat. Not surprisingly, it happened late one night while drunk in a diner. Oh, if I had a nickel for every time I've heard that one...


Topics: scrapple stories, what is scrapple

Written by Adam Gerard | February 27, 2012 at 7:00 AM | 0 Comments

Your Scrapple Stories: Truth in Labeling

Scrapple with Tomatoes and JalapenosSunday morning, David sent me this photo of some delicious scrapple making going on.

"Jalapenos, tomatoes from the garden and SCRAPPLE!." RAPA scrapple to be specific, and it looks delicious.

But is he always frying up his scrapple with some fresh veggies?

"It can be as simple as a couple of pieces with eggs (gotta have eggs) or something more elaborate with jalapenos, onions, tomatoes, etc," said David.


Topics: scrapple stories, scrapple ingredients

Written by Adam Gerard | February 21, 2012 at 6:34 AM | 5 Comments

West Coast Scrapple Does It Offal-Free

West Coast Scrapple is Offal-freeA scrapple company 3,000 miles from Philadelphia? That makes their scrapple without the scraps? How the heck did that happen?

Well, like most of us, Michael Susak grew up eating scrapple. The only difference is, he was raised in eastern Oregon where no one else was eating it.


Topics: scrapple stories, west coast scrapple, scrapple makers

Written by Adam Gerard | February 4, 2012 at 8:39 AM | 0 Comments

Charlie's Cafe and the Giant Scrapple Omelet

charlies cafe omeletCharlie's Cafe in Norfolk, VA is amazing, mostly thanks to their omelets. Basically they take 3 eggs and whip them up in a blender, then cook it up on the griddle with options for all kinds of ingredients. The end result? The biggest, fluffiest, greasiest, most delicious omelet you will ever have.


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Written by Adam Gerard | February 3, 2012 at 11:39 AM | 10 Comments

Do You Remember Your First Taste of Scrapple?

First Taste of ScrappleMy first taste of scrapple: a moment that changed my life forever. I was probably about 14-years-old and fairly new to the state of Maryland.

I had done most of my growing up before then in Upstate New York. Being a long distance from Philadelphia, scrapple was not much of a known food up there. I was completely oblivious.


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