Gourmet Sausages

 

Sausage may not be the first thing you think of when you take a trip to the West Coast, but Oyama's sausages are famous in Vancouver and served in the city's top restaurants.  What makes these sausages very Vancouver?  A few magic words such as "local farms", "rare breeds of pigs" and "hand-made."  Carefully crafted using European recipes, Oyama Sausage Co. has been driving locals wild with hunger for five generations.

 

There is little need to fuss with these delicacies. Just bring them home from The Public Market and barbecue.  Or for a picnic feast, pick up some of Oyama's pates and cheeses and serve them with a baguette from La Baguette et L'Echalote.

 

Oyama's manager, Jerome, is perhaps the happiest man in the market.  Not only does he sell "the best product on earth," he has also crafted a walnut wine in honour of his grandfather's life.  You can read the story of Jerome's grandfather's near-death experience during World War I in the Granville Island Book.  After reading the tale, why not try the wine?  It's available at Liberty Wines, just across from The Public Market.