Cotechino and Italian New Year

Cotechino is an Italian sausage traditionally eaten at New Year. Simmered, rather than fried, it is sliced into rings and served with lentils, the round shapes of each symbolising coins and therefore hopefully good fortune for the coming 12 months. Continue reading

Old English Sausages (And Onion Gravy)

I come from Lincolnshire, where the sausages are fat and juicy, herby, peppery and bursting with flavour. At least they are when they’re from a good butcher.

We’re lucky in Suffolk, where I live now, in having some good butchers who make excellent sausages in various flavours and sizes.

But if you’ve got the time, nothing beats making your own bangers. Continue reading