Cragside Cracker crowned the Champ!

THE NORTH EAST OF ENGLAND CROWNS ITS LANDMARK BANGER Rothbury Family Butchers reigns supreme at British Sausage Week The North East of England has found its Landmark Banger! Morris Adamson from Rothbury Family Butchers was crowned regional winner with his Cragside Cracker sausage by legendary cricket umpire and national icon Dickie Bird MBE.

The competition marks a week of activity to celebrate British Sausage Week 2008. Morris, who was one of many outstanding entrants, won the regional heat with his sausage inspired by traditional ingredients including rosemary and red onion. He won a prestigious Banger Award and received £150 to donate to the British Sausage Week charity, the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Dickie Bird MBE has led this year’s search for Britain’s Landmark Bangers.

This years ‘King of the Sizzle’ has been travelling the country all week tasting a plethora of regional ‘specialities’ and crowning the best in each region. Commenting on Morris’s winning sausage, Dickie Bird said: “the standard of entries has been so high this year that it was truly difficult to pick just one winner. Having said that, the winning sausage was absolutely delicious, and truly is a Landmark Banger for the North East”

Morris said: “I was really surprised and delighted to win. I never imagined I’d get this far when I submitted my entry a few weeks ago. It was great to meet Dickie and be a part of British Sausage Week 2008 – I’ve had a fantastic time!”

Organised by The British Sausage Appreciation Society, British Sausage Week celebrates the taste, quality and diversity of the sausage, of which there are some 400 individually named varieties in Britain alone.

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