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What Is Scrapple (6)

Written by Adam Gerard | January 11, 2013 at 6:00 AM | 0 Comments

Finding Scrapple in Lancaster, PA at the Neptune Diner

It probably isn't too difficult to find scrapple in Lancaster, Pennsylvania -- possibly the heart of Pennsynvania Dutch Country. But it certainly doesn't hurt to know a few go-to locations when you're riding your buggy through town and absolutely need your scrapple fix. Based on the reviews from the Travel Channel, the Neptune Diner might be such that place.

Why would Neptune Diner be a go-to spot to eat scrapple in Lancaster? Well, watch this Travel Channel video on scrapple at the diner and we'll discuss it on the other end:


Topics: what is scrapple, eating scrapple, where to eat scrapple

Written by Adam Gerard | September 1, 2012 at 8:11 AM | 2 Comments

3 Tips for When You Introduce Someone to Scrapple

You love scrapple. If you could, you would eat it every day (maybe you do). But part of your job as a scrapple eater is to spread the love.

So what's the best technique for introducing scrapple newbies to this delicious, but often misunderstood meat? Here are a few suggestions.

1. Play It Cool
Don't make a big deal about how awesome scrapple is. It will only lead to questions, and in this case, questions are our enemy. The less newbies know before eating scrapple, the better.

Just offer to make breakfast. Nothing special, no big deal.


Topics: first taste, what is scrapple, scrapple ingredients

Written by Adam Gerard | March 30, 2012 at 7:30 AM | 4 Comments

Learn the Lyrics to the Scrapple Song and Sing Along

The Scrapple Song lyrics:
Grind up a pig
Put it in a can


Topics: what is scrapple, scrapple songs

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 12, 2012 at 8:00 AM | 2 Comments

Where Does the Word Scrapple Come From?

The Pennsylvania Dutch Origins of the Word Scrapple

So where does the word scrapple come from?

"Scrapple? It’s made from the scraps of the pig left over after they make all the other meat.  Scraps…scrapple. Get it?"

Seems an easy enough explanation, right? And completely wrong, according to William Woys Weaver in his book, Country Scrapple.


Topics: what is scrapple, scrapple origins, scrapple definition

Written by Adam Gerard | February 7, 2012 at 8:00 AM | 1 Comment

"What Is Scrapple?" - A One-Act Play

What is Scrapple - A Play{EAV:3128480fbb57839e} 

[CURTAIN OPENS. Two friends are sitting across from one another at a kitchen table. In front of each of them is a white plate. In the center of each plate is a brown rectangle slice of something. The slices are warm and you can see a spiral of steam coming off of each.]

Guy 1: "What is scrapple?!" Why do you have to ask so many questions? Just eat it! Trust me, it tastes delicious and you're gonna love it.

Guy 2: [Stares blankly at the brown block. Blinks. Looks back up at his friend expectantly.]


Topics: what is scrapple, scrapple play, scrapple origins