Here at Tancred we pride ourselves on our meat packed delicious sausages. We make 12 different flavours that we rotate on a regular basis!
What makes sausages legendary and when were they first ‘invented’? Well sausages are even older than ancient Greece or Rome ‐ the Sumerians (modern day Iraq) made sausages 5,000 years ago. During the early days of the Empire, Romans mixed fresh pork with finely chopped white pine nuts, cumin seed, bay leaves and black pepper.
Because of their association with pagan festivals, the Catholic Church made sausage eating a sin and their consumption was banned. This led to sausages going underground until the ban was lifted! It was in the reign of Charles I that sausages were divided into links for the first time in Britain. And years ago were even stuck up the chimney – to cure them!
Sausages are an excellent source of high quality protein, containing all the essential amino acids necessary for growth, maintenance and repair of body tissue. They also provide significant amounts of vitamins and minerals.
Sausages evoke strong emotional ties to childhood memories of favourite comforting meals such as Bangers and Mash and Sausages really are the nations’ favourite food, with celebrity fans including Prince Charles. Delia Smith says, ‘Braised sausages seem to have turned up many times in my books over the years…I love them so much’.
The British Sausage even has its own Fan Club, the British Sausage Appreciation Society, with over 5,000 members. The highlight of the Society is the British Sausage Week 3rd – 9th November. So come along to Tancred to choose your favourite sausage and join the celebrations!
Protein is vital for healthy growth and healing, as well as keeping your bones strong, and a pork steak provides about half of your Guideline Daily Amount (about 45g).