Happy fifth birthday to Squisito! The Italian Deli, from Monks Kirby near Rugby, will be at the Kings Heath Farmers Market on Saturday running their own sausage Olympics. This is line-up from Alex and Sara.
“Unfortunately the British Banger has been disqualified after testing for artificial substances and the presence of rusk, so the runners this Saturday will be :
Lane 1 – Tuscan Sausage (pictured) from the rolling hills of Tuscany in central Italy. 93% local meat handmade on Saturday morning with Chianti, Squisito smoked fennel, garlic and black pepper. Tipped as the favourite.
Lane 2 – Napoli Sausage from the volcanic Southern city of Napoli in Campania. It’s spicy but not hot and made with 93% pork, Squisito smoked paprika, coriander, garlic and southern Italian red wine. Red like a Napolitan sunset and just as good in a sauce.
Lane 3 – Toulouse Sausage from the South if France. Having a good Olympics despite some underarm issues this mild and popular sausage is 93% meat and 5% white wine with a bit of sea salt and white pepper, nutmeg and a tiny bit of fresh herbs.
Lane 4 – Mexican Chihuahua – Small and with bite this South American chorizo is made made with tequila gold and wine vinegar with Squisito smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, a pinch of cumin and Jamaican Scotch Bonnet pepper sauce (Ever wondered why Usain Bolt runs so fast?) The hot favourite this 93% pork chorizo fires up any tapas or baked bean dish.
Lane 5 – Luganega Sausage from Mantova in Italy made by the metre with 91% pork, 3% Grana Padano cheese and 4% Italian white wine and a smidgen of salt and pepper. If you think Alfas have smart wheels come and look at these.
Lane 6 – Nero Pudding with a Lancashire mother and an Italian father this blood sausage mixes the best of Bury with Italian good looks. Leading contender for the English Breakfast but looks good on a pizza with créme fraiche and a bit of apple.”