I've been eating beans and vegetables and a bit of cheese since coming to Colorado. Thus, a pasta with sausage dinner the other night with friends was a bit unexpected. The whole sausages (pork and chicken) were cooked first in red wine (Spanish style) and then added to the pasta sauce. I could not stop eating them and ate three...they were absolutely delicious and I'm going to cook all my sausage in red wine from now on.
When I serve sausage as a tapas (see book), I cut them into little pieces and stick a toothpick into each of them. I find it is a form of consumption control that encourages us to enjoy meat as a flavorful condiment.