Just like your UK sports news, a popular Northern Kentucky breakfast meat is also available in links. In case you’re unfamiliar with Goetta, bellow is Wikipedia’s description and background of the Cincinnati-area breakfast food that is made in Covington, Ky.
Goetta is a breakfast sausage of likely German-American origin that is popular in the greater Cincinnati area. It is primarily composed of ground meat (pork, or pork and beef) and steel-cut oats. Pronounced gétt-aa, ged-da or get-uh Americanized pronunciation, this dish probably originated with German settlers from the northwestern regions of Oldenburg, Hannover, and Westphalia who emigrated to the Cincinnati area in the 19th century. The word “Goetta” comes from the Low German word götte. However, some believe that goetta originated as a haggis substitute, brought to Ohio via Scots-Irish migrants by way of Kentucky.
Goetta was originally a peasant dish, meant to stretch out servings of meat over several meals to conserve money.
The modern popularity of goetta in Cincinnati has led to it being called “Cincinnati Caviar”. Glier’s Goetta, the largest commercial producer of goetta, produces more than 1,000,000 lb (450 metric tons) annually, around 99% of which is consumed locally in greater Cincinnati.
That’s enough about Goetta, here’s a healthy serving of your UK morning links:
–“I’ll have another” took home the roses with a first place finish at the Kentucky Derby yesterday. Unfortunately for UK fans, a lot of us probably lost a lot of money in the 5th race at Churchill, when a horse named “Big Blue Nation” finished 8th.
–Patrick Patterson declined a photo-op with the 2012 UK team on the red carpet at yesterday’s Kentucky Derby, because Patterson wanted to “make them have their moment.
–Former Utah Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan could be coaching Anthony Davis next year in Charlotte.
–UK baseball avoided a series sweep yesterday against Florida, defeating the Gators 2-1. The win kept the Cats in 1st place in the SEC East and are in control of their own destiny with just 6 SEC games remaining.
–Speaking of UK baseball, there’s a couple of polls that we need to raid. Vote for UK 3rd Baseman Thomas McCarthy to win the Lowes Senior Class Award and also vote for College Gameday to come to Lexington to film a commercial.
That’s all for today’s edition of the Sunday Morning Links. Today’s schedule of former Cats in action in NBA playoff games are as follows:
—Jodie Meeks and the 76ers take on the Bulls at 1:00 on ABC
—Josh Harrelson and the Knicks face the Heat at 3:30 on ABC
—Rajon Rondo and the Celtics meet the Hawks at 7:00 on TNT
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