Posts Tagged ‘sausages’

Sausages, the great british banger

We British love our sausages and should be proud of the great quality and variety throughout the UK. Ever noticed the difference abroad?

The last 20 years has seen a real renaissance in sausage making. I am sure when I was young sausages were suffering the same fate as beer, with tasteless Watneys Red Barrel and fatty ‘Walls hot Sausages’, dominating the market.

We now have a huge variety with regional brands like Cumberland, Lincolnshire, made by many butchers as well as hundreds of ‘special recipe’ mixes, passionately guarded by their makers.

The best of course are those made locally by your butcher or farmer. Your local sausages will be fresh, and by meeting the producer, you to find out how they are made and what is in them. You may even be able to ask for something special, like a batch of gluten free.

You can also avoid the misleading supermarket packaging, like the bacon my girlfriend bought recently that had a union jack on the packet, but no mention anywhere that the pork was British. Obviously imported, then cured and sliced in the UK.

We have hundreds of great sausage producers on BigBarn, including 110 in our MarketPlace where you can search and buy online.

To try online shopping in our Market Place click here and type in your postcode. The site will display your nearest sausage makers, or, if you fancy something a bit unusual, like wild boar or venison sausages, type it in the search box.

And if your favourite sausage producer is not in the MarketPlace tell them to give us a call, you could then order online and save a shopping trip, or collect to avoid the weekend queue and delivery charge.


Christmas present ideas

A very happy festive season from as all at BigBarn.  We now have 410 producers in the BigBarn MarketPlace with over 10,400 products, many with some great Christmas presents.  To see producers for each product simply click on the links or photos and buy, to collect, or get a delivery.  Or browse producers offering a discount using code BB1.
Free Range Turkey for the whole family.
Regional Hampers

Chocolates from artisan chocolatiers using real carefully selected ingredients for incredible flavour. Or for the real chocoholic try a chocolate making course.

Specialist coffees whole whole beans to grind fresh or special grinds for different uses.   Or for tea lovers, find some real tea not factory floor sweepings.

Chilli sauce some like it hot, a great present for real men.

Rape Seed Oil; buy it in 5l cans for cooking, salad dressing or bottle it with herbs or chilli to make chilli oil for pizza.

Cheese; Direct from the producer or expert, with a the story of why the product is so good.

Christmas cakes and puds made using special recipes and carefully selected ingredients.

Gluten Free bread and cakes

Real home cured bacon and ham (not the stuff injected with salty water)
Quality sausages Matured beef

Health and natural beauty; including soaps, creams, lotions, honey balms and remedies

Beers, ciders and English wine

Mutton; not from a 8 year old barren ewe but from a lamb that has been allowed to mature to give better texture and flavour

Haggis and black pudding direct from artisan butchers.

Marmalade, jams and chutneys; from people who carefully select their ingredients for real flavour.

Courses; from cookery, to chocolate, sausage, bread or cheese making, to foraging.

Or browse all those producers offering a discount with the BB1 discount code. Simply click the discount code page and click on any producer of interest, fill to your shopping basket to the require value then type in BB1 to get the discount.