NORTH EAST crowns it’s best banger

Today, the best sausages in the North East were crowned as part of British Sausage Week, which this year celebrates the nation’s Sausages of Distinction.

Morris Adamson, from Rothbury Family Butchers received a coveted British Sausage Week Banger Award for his Traditional Pork Sausage

Two-star Michelin chef and British Sausage Week ambassador Michel Roux Jr., was on hand to preside over the awards at ‘SMITHS’ of Smithfield in Central London. As well as crowning seven regional winners, the competition also awarded trophies for the best sausages from supermarkets, pubs and brands.

Commenting on the winning sausages, Roux Jr. said: “I’m delighted to be involved in British Sausage Week, and celebrate the best quality sausages from around the country. I have always enjoyed experimenting with classic dishes and ingredients, without compromising on quality – with sausages you can do so much. It’s time to rethink the humble banger and look beyond mash and gravy to give sausages a bit of the Michelin-star treatment – and the sausages in this year’s competition have definitely done that! I’ve been really impressed with the level of quality and taste in this year’s entries and it’s been an honour to award some of the best in the country today.”

Rothbury Family Butchers in Northumberland has already a great reputation among locals and visitors for its Award winning sausages and sends sausages Nationwide through its online shop

Morris Adamson Proprietor of Rothbury Family Butchers said, “We’re absolutely thrilled to win! It’s a huge honour to be named the best traditional sausage in the region, and we know competition was tough this year given then standard of entries. Winning today has definitely been one of the highlights of our year and we’re proud to be taking home the Banger Award this year.”

“The trip to the Awards ceremony in London was fantastic and meeting Michel Roux Jr was a real honour. He was a geninely nice man and had lots of time for everyone there.”

Now in its incredible 18th year, British Sausage Week aims to highlight, via its national competition, the sheer range and quality of sausages being produced today. This year sausages are undergoing a revolution. While nearly three quarters of UK households still buy sausages, consumers are stuck for ways to cook them that match the growing demand for gourmet cooking at home. This year, British Sausage Week is encouraging people to ‘go gourmet’ with their bangers and create some delicious recipes using quality British sausages enhanced by contemporary ingredients to revamp the great British banger for 2015.

Around the country, independent butchers and supermarkets alike will be running events and special offers to help us make the most of this great value family food and celebrate British Sausage Week 2015. Plus many local pubs and restaurants put on special sausage themed menus.

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