Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Why are sausages called bangers? - A brief history

From the Cumberland, to the Chorizo or the Bratwurst, we have a bit of an obsession with the sausage in the UK. There are hundreds and hundreds of different sausage flavours available in Britain but when did we first start eating them, and why on earth do we call them bangers?

Sausages are much older than even the ancient Greeks. Around 5,000 years ago the Romans used to mix fresh pork with things like cumin seeds, pepper and pine nuts.