It’s a little hard to believe, but the Proper Sausages shop is turning 1-and-a-half today. The Miami Shores meat boutique opened March 23, 2013, after Freddy and Danielle Kaufmann’s sausages, sold mostly at farmers’ markets, caused a sensation in Miami.
The couple began making sausages, partly out of necessity, about three years ago, not really intending it to lead to a career. Freddy Kaufmann explains, “I was moving back to Miami after being in New York for culinary school. It was right around Obama’s inauguration, and I met Danielle. We were both working in restaurants — she in the front of the house, me in the back. I was working at Michy’s. I ate there all the time, and I considered it a dream to get to work there. But it’s a bit of a bittersweet thing, because it’s a business like any other and the reality of cooking is that sometimes it can be thankless and anonymous and you start to lose a connection to the food.
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