Haigs starts NBW with a bang-er

A Warwickshire-based butcher has helped National Butchers’ Week start with a bang-er - after holding a sausage making competition for amateurs.

Haigs, a small family-owned artisan butchery, deli and charcuterie based in Coventry, held the competition on Monday - after a group of people from different professions were chosen to make their own sausages for the first time.

Customer Martin Joyce, a first aid trainer, won the event after concocting his own sweet chilli pepper sausage receipe.

The event attracted the attention of BBC Coventry & Warwickshire and local shoppers when Meat Trades Journal attended to help with the judging of the competition.

James Haig, butcher and owner of Haigs, said: “I wanted to see how different professions - and different sexes - would cope for sausage making. Its such a physical job with skill and it seemed like the perfect opportunity to do it National Butchers’ Week.”

Other events held this week included an “Ask the butcher” serviceat DJ Horsley Falsgrave, tastings at Keelham Farm Shop and a host of activities involving schools.

Meanwhile, the shocking results of a survey comissioned for NBW 2011, which revealed that 17% of British adults think pigs have wings have made it across the globe after it was featured in an Australian newspaper.

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