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Southerners, or well-traveled 'Hounds, what is a "Sock Sausage"?

I take it this is a southern specialty?

The only thing I can find about sock sausages (from Google) is this rather oblique reference:
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"Doug Freeman of Cadiz, Kentucky, was the king of sock sausage, which is another name for a loose grind of pork and sage and red pepper packed into muslin bags and hung over a smoldering fire of sassafras and hickory. When he quit making it a few years back, Tyler Brown, chef at the Hermitage Hotel in Nashville, took up the cause."
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Source: http://www.oxfordamerican.org/article...

Can anyone expound on that, or enlighten me further?

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    1. Lived in the South (NC and VA) my whole life, and never heard of it.

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      1. re: mpjmph

        Same here. Plus, I consider Kentucky to be marginally "southern".

        1. Originally from Kentucky and even went to school near Cadiz, but have never heard of sock sausage. Learn something new every day.

          1. Have lived in Georgia for 52 years now and have never heard of it.