The Great Sausage Controversy

Views regarding the contents of a proper clambake are as diverse as the population of Plymouth. Nowhere is this better illustrated than in the Great Sausage Controversy.  Old Yankee Plymoutheans swear by pork breakfast sausages and God's-honest American hot dogs. Those from more culinarily-gifted locales regard these spiritless pasty meat products as fit more for their canine companions than for human consumption. The worthies hold that nothing less than a spicy linguica belongs in such an august assemblage. The Yankee contingent retorts that such strong flavors overwhelm the delicacy of the steamers and the boiled potatoes...

 

One diplomatic solution to this ancient culinary conundrum is to provide linguica for those that demand them, but spare those precious, delicate mollusks by cooking the spicy sausage beneath the corn in the corn-barrel. The flavors will mingle in a delightful harmony, rather unlike the opinions of your diners!