Portuguese sausages “enchidos” (meaning literally something that is filled in), were traditionally made by women after the pig was slaughtered by men. In a festive mood, women would get together, much the same way they would for stitching, mending or knitting, but this time around a basin, to fill the pig’s entrails with meat. The act of making “enchidos” is one of protectiveness. While skilfully encasing food in a delicate skin, women were providing preserved meat for their families throughout the whole winter.
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