Sausages, bangers, chipolatas... Whatever you call them the nation loves them and we eat loads every day around the country. In celebration of British Sausage Week (3-9 November) we thought we’d give you a little taste of how they are enjoyed elsewhere in the world.
You certainly can’t visit Germany without spotting sausages and the Nuremberg Bratwurst is one of the most traditional. With protected status it has to be made within the walls of the city to be allowed the official name of “Nürnberger Bratwurst”, so make sure you try a proper one. Enjoy a 7 night German Christmas markets tour and it’ll be the perfect street food to warm you up as you enjoy the festivities.
Fancy something a little spicier, how about the famed Currywurst? So famous it even has it’s own museum! A hot pork sausage with a delicious curry flavoured sauce poured on top. Try one from the family run Krasselts in Berlin, who have been serving them up to locals and tourists alike for over 50 years.
The Spanish love to spice things up a bit, and their sausages are no exception. As a country they make a huge variety of sausages and cured meats which you can always see a vast selection of in their delicatessens and supermarkets. A favourite is the smoky paprika spiced chorizo, perfect eaten hot, cold, on its own or cooked into a dish... in fact any way you like!
Take a short break to Barcelona and get your tastebuds around some fantastic warm spicy chorizo in the wonderful tapas bars.
New York: home of the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, the New York Yankees and of course the humble street hot dog seller. To be found on many of the main streets and around the parks of this great city, the hot dog seller will tempt you in with delicious freshly cooked hot dogs, of course with the obligatory mustard & ketchup. Take a few days in New York and find your favourite.
Perhaps not your first thought of destination when thinking of sausages, but the people of Thailand serve up a tasty Sai Ua, a grilled pork sausage containing thai herbs, spices and a red curry paste. Traditionally homemade and from Chiang Mai, these are now more widely available and often served in restaurants with sticky rice as a snack or starter. Enjoy a holiday in Thailand and book yourself into a cookery class in Chiang Mai to learn more about Thai food.