Monday 22 October 2012

British Sausage Week 2012

British Sausage Week 2012 is nearly here!  This year's Sausage Week Celeb is none other than the Pub Landlord himself, Al Murray, and I bet he likes a banger or two.  Al has launched a series of sausage-based recipes created especially for this year's event, which you can find here:  AL'S-RECIPES

Here at Rate My Sausage we're joining in with the promotion of all that's good in British sausages by trying out a different Al Murray recipe every day from 5 to 9 November, using some of the best sausages we've gathered from some great makers.

We're also about to run a great new competition with three prizes on offer, each consisting of two packs of sausages from Redhill Farm Free Range Pork - this will start on 29 October with the winner being announced on Saturday 6 November....

Here's the latest press release from the British Sausage Appreciation Society:

"Stand Up for British Bangers during
What: British Sausage Week 2012
When: Monday 5th November to Sunday 12th November 2012
Where: Nationwide
Who: Organised by the British Sausage Appreciation Society

We Brits love our bangers and for good reason, we have much to be proud of! And in this very patriotic year, we’re asking everyone to Stand Up for British Bangers during British Sausage Week and join in the celebration of quality sausages, such as those identified by the Red Tractor on pack. Launching on the 5th of November, British Sausage Week will add an extra special bang to Bonfire night too.

Now in its incredible 15th year, British Sausage Week aims to highlight via its national competition the sheer range and quality of sausages being produced today. At the last count there were over 470 varieties! In fact it’s official - sausages are the nation’s favourite meaty dinner, outselling chicken or minced beef and accounting for a staggering 864 million meals every year.
And among the nation’s biggest banger fans are some of the country’s most celebrated figures including the likes of Noddy Holder, Craig Revel-Horwood, Christine Hamilton, Phil Tufnell, Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee and Dickie Bird. In September 2012, the British Sausage Appreciation Society will reveal the new “King of the Sizzle” – a true British icon.

The face of British Sausage Week will be touring the country, as part of the British Sausage Week Stand Up for British Bangers Tour, from the 5th November to uncover the nation’s best bangers and dishing out the highly sought-after British Sausage Week awards to the worthy winners of the annual competition.

The competition is open to experts from local butchers, supermarkets, brands, school cooks, and chefs, who all know what makes a truly top banger, and this year British Sausage Week will award the nation’s sausages that make us proud. Launching in August 2012, there will be a winner in each region, plus trophies for supermarkets, pubs and brands.

To celebrate British Sausage Week, independent butchers and supermarkets alike will be running events and special offers to help us make the most of this great value family food. Do look out for special sausage themed menus in local pubs and restaurants. For those looking to experiment with sausages at home, the British Sausage Appreciation Society will be launching their new and exclusive recipe booklet, ‘Stand up for British Bangers’.

We’re also asking shoppers to stand up for quality bangers during the week by looking for the Red Tractor label when shopping. It’s a mark of quality assurance that you’ll find on pack. This ensures that your sausages have been produced to exacting quality control and welfare standards. That way of course you will also be supporting the very farmers who uphold them."

    Keep frying!

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