What, Where & Why?
What on earth is this all about?
I am the UK’s leading sausage expert and touring the country on a motorbike visiting butchers and sausage makers. The visits I’ve done so far have had a huge impact and hopefully helped to encourage people back to buying local. Eventually I plan to visit all of the butchers on my Sausagefans.co.uk website.
The sausage makers are the finest from around the country as recommended for inclusion on Sausagefans.co.uk by readers of the website. So far I’ve been to destinations including Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Cheshire.
After running Sausagefans.com (now Sausagefans.co.uk) for several years I picked up the nickname of Sausage King from the press. I was delighted when the nickname stuck! Inspired by The Long Way Down I started The Sausage King Adventures which is a motorbike powered tour of the UK’s finest sausage makers. The tour has two broad purposes:
- Promote British pork – unfortunately lax labelling laws in the UK mean that it is possible for consumers to be hoodwinked into buying inferior imported pork from countries where welfare standards are much lower. By touring the finest sausage makers I have been drawing people’s attention to this and encouraging them to buy local
- Raise the profile of high quality sausage makers – we have nearly 500 sorts of sausages in the UK and if you take into account the way butchers make these varieties you can eat a different sausage every day for 10 years just in the UK! I want to help spread the word about the finest butchers and sausage makers and encourage more customers to support them.
If you have a favourite butcher or sausage maker who you think I should visit please get in touch and let me know.