11:02 Nov 1, 2013
German to English translations [PRO]
Cooking / Culinary / Swiss gastronomy
German term or phrase: Metzgete
... Swiss traditional feast at which the meat from freshly slaughtered pigs is eaten because it cannot (could not in the past) be preserved (other pieces that could e.g. ham) is not eaten here. We're talking blood sausage, offal etc. A North German equivalent seems to be Schlachtfest.

Any translations sound more than slightly brutal:
Butcher's party
Slaughter feast
Porkfeast (you can see where this one is going... Pork party, anyone? :)

It is for a MENU, so a longer explanation in English is not suitable.
I am tending atm towards leaving it untranslated.

Any ideas? Thanks!
Kaya Green
United Kingdom
Local time: 08:13

Summary of answers provided
3Fresh farmhouse sausage platter
3(home-made) meat platter
Usch Pilz

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(home-made) meat platter

On a menu we'd call this **Schlachtplatte**. It has all the meats and sausages of the freshly slaughtered animal. (Southern Gemany.)
However, I'll admit that meat platter sounds a bit generic. But @ Birgit in discussion - there is usually a line of explanation.

Note added at 17 mins (2013-11-01 11:19:44 GMT)

Sorry: Forgot to add this:

Usch Pilz
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Fresh farmhouse sausage platter

I would stick to Metzgete, add the target term in brackets and describe the contents/ingredients.

Black pudding, liver sausage, boiled belly pork, pig's cheek, etc.

BTW: In Lower Saxony, we call it "Schlachteplatte" (with an "e" in the middle).

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