Celebrate British Sausage Week by designing your own!

To celebrate British Sausage Week (31 October – 6 November) the New Forest Marque is teaming up with Oakwood Butchers, New Forest Marque Sausage Champion 2010, to bring someone’s favourite sausage recipe to life.
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Oct. 11, 2011 - PRLog -- So if you’ve ever dreamed of making up your own unique or wacky sausage flavour, now is your chance to send in your recipe.

Your recipe doesn’t have to be exact but you must put New Forest Marque pork as the main ingredient. The rest is up to you.

The finalists will then have their sausages brought to life by Chris Oakes of Oakwood Butchers in Brockenhurst and the sausages will be judged by Chris and his fellow panellists: Alison Barnes (Chief Executive of the New Forest National Park Authority), Jenna McCulloch (representing the New Forest Marque) and James Golding (Head Chef at The Pig in Brockenhurst).

The winning recipe will then be made into sausages for the winner to take home. They also receive a voucher for ‘bangers and mash’ for a family of four (two adults and two children) at The Drift Inn at Beaulieu Roadas well as a New Forest Marque apron and cookbook.

Jenna McCulloch said: 'British Sausage Week is the perfect way to encourage people to eat local pork. We're really proud of the quality of pork available under the New Forest Marque. The Marque is the only scheme like it in the country. It ensures that a proportion of the ingredients are from the New Forest and that high animal welfare standards have been adhered to.

'We want to encourage people to go their local farmers’ markets and farm shops to buy their local meat. This helps support local farmers and cuts down on food miles.

‘We’re looking forward to receiving these recipes and putting them to the test!’

Please send your sausage recipes to newforestmarque@newforestnpa.gov.uk by Friday 21 October.


Notes to Editors:

For more information on the New Forest Marque and who is part of the Marque visit www.newforestproduce.co.uk

To purchase the New Forest Marque cookbook ‘More Seasoning’ visit www.foreststore.co.uk

To learn more about British Sausage Week visit www.lovepork.co.uk

The Marque® – a sign of quality.

A product is only licensed to use the Marque® if:

■it contains at least 25 per cent New Forest produce
■it has met stringent standards according to its particular speciality (for example, meat producers must show that high standards of welfare and good husbandry have been applied at all times).
Managed by the New Forest National Park Authority and New Forest District Council the award scheme was created to:

■give businesses a distinctive 'New Forest' banner under which to sell their goods and services
■help customers identify quality New Forest produce
■encourage people to ‘buy local ‘ and reduce the environmental impact of transporting food long distances
■help sustain the New Forest’s local economy by supporting local businesses and employment.

The Drift Inn:
The Drift Inn will be serving a selection of New Forest Marque sausages during ‘British Sausage Week’. The Head Chef will be using his creative flair to design many sausage dishes that will fill the specials board all week, from classics such as sausage, mash and onion gravy to sausage fajitas, blackened Cajun peppers and onions with soft tortilla wraps, salsa, sour cream and guacamole.

Come along and sample the tasty sausages, roaring log fires and friendly staff - walking boots, wellies and waggy tails welcome. For more information visit www.driftinn.co.uk

The Pig
The Pig in Brockenhurst is a classic country house and traditional country kitchen restaurant with a modern twist offering a unique and relaxing retreat in the heart of Hampshire's New Forest National Park www.thepighotel.co.uk

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The New Forest National Park lies mainly in south-west Hampshire; it is famous for its stunning landscapes,wildlife,coastline & picturesque villages. It is the eighth national park in England and the first in the south-east to be created for nearly 50yrs.
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