Now in its 15th year National Sausage Week, from 5 – 11 November, aims to highlight the range of quality assured sausages. Here are some local butchers and food producers who stock great bangers.
Aubrey Allen in Leamington has award- winning Warwickshire Whizzer sausages with a spicy blend of pork, chilli, mustard seeds and paprika. Check their website for details of free delivery. http://www.aubreyallen.co.uk
The family business AW Lashford & Son has been making sausages, pies, faggots and paté for over 100 years in Birmingham. The huge range of ingredients includes Balti seasoning, smoked bacon, venison and turkey among the 50 varieties. http://www.lashford.co.uk
Squisito produce a unique range of over 30 handmade Italian sausages, plus specialties from around the world from South African Boerevors to Mexican Chorizo. They are made from family recipes using Italian cuts and methods so they contain absolutely no additives, artificial preservatives, water or gluten. You can also learn the craft on the Artisan Sausage Making at home course. http://www.squisito-deli.co.uk/