Sunday, January 20, 2013

Woman charged with attempted assault after attacking man with Swedish sausage

A woman in southern Sweden has been charged for attempted assault after attacking a man with a frying pan full of Swedish sausage. The woman, who is in her fifties, reportedly threw the frying pan at the man during a heated spat at their home in Borås. She also threatened to kill the man.

While the flying frying pan didn't hit the intended target, the man was hit with the force of the pan's contents - Swedish Falukorv and a good dose of grease. The man was not injured by the Swedish sausage. The woman has now been charged with attempted assault and making illegal threats, with the victim demanding compensation of 850 kronor (£82, $130).

Falukorv is a traditional Swedish sausage, usually made with a mixture of grated pork, beef, or veal, together with potato starch flour and spices. The sausage's name comes from the town of Falun in central Sweden, where the falukorv has history stretching back to the 16th century among workers at the local copper mine.

The sausage is a popular ingredient in many a Swedish dish, and is often served with potato, macaroni or beans. The falukorv was even a central character in one of Sweden's cult pornographic films from the seventies, Fäbodjäntan (titled "Come and Blow the Horn" in the UK).

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