Are you ready for a sizzler of a Sunday?
The grills and action will be hotting up on May 12 from 10am for Aylsham’s first Big Sausage Bash, celebrating one of Britain’s favourite meaty treats.
As well as the chance to taste and buy dozens of beautiful bangers and other great grub in Market Place, visitors will be able to watch top local chefs and butchers using sausages to prepare and cook mouth-watering dishes in the town hall.
Other attractions will include over 40 food stalls, a sausage competition, live music, and children’s activities at the parish church including a climbing tower and face painting.
Entries have been flooding in for a children’s competition to invent the most original and tasty new sausage flavour and the winning recipe, made by Aylsham’s Coxfords Butchers, will be available to buy.
Visitors will also be able to buy cooked sausages from all the butchers represented in Market Place and vote for their favourite.
Stalls selling a range of locally-produced food and drink, including beers and chutneys, will also be setting out their wares.
The Black Boys pub will have an outside bar and The Unicorn will offer live music.
Cash raised on the day will be shared between the Aylsham Cluster of Schools, Aylsham Parish Church, Aylsham Scouts, Cancer Research UK, Mind Norwich and Hospitality Action UK.
CHEFS AND BUTCHERS IN ACTION
Catch these experts in Aylsham Town Hall:
10.30am: Simon Hunter Marsh, local chef and forager with Ade Piff the Spice Man.
11am: Coxfords Butchers, with Johnny and Jason, co-organisers of the Big Sausage Bash.
11.30am: Daniel Frear, head chef at Stratton House Hotel, Swaffham, and Michael Chamberlain, head chef at Holkham’s The Victoria Inn.
Noon: Old Hall Farm butchery, with Tilly Paul.
12.30pm: Adrian Oliver, chef and winner of the Sausage Roll Off 2019, with Dav Browning, executive chef from Plymouth Theatre Royal.
1pm: Papworths Butchers, with the butcher who needs no introduction, Mr Sam Papworth.
1.15pm: Roger Hickman, chef patron of Roger Hickman’s, Norwich.
1.45pm: Walsingham Farms and Tim Allen, pig farmer to the butchery stars of the high street.
2pm: Mark Fitch, winner of Home Chef of the Year award and columnist for the Norfolk Magazine.
2.30pm: The one and only master butcher himself, Mr Icarus Hines, getting a little tied up with sausages – and a chance for a little competition.
3pm: Black Boys pub, Aylsham, Gary Heffer.