Part of the Tasting Australia Festival, this one-day homage to the humble sausage sanga makes for an interesting and democratising counterpoint to the somewhat 'high end' experiences generally associated with Tasting Australia.
Having said that, it's time to prove that sausage sandwiches don't always have to be the supermarket sausage in cheap white bread with a squeeze of anonymous tomato sauce topped with a few stringy burnt onions. It's time to upgrade the democracy sausage and introduce yourself to brave new sausage-in-bread worlds!
Forget the bland old Aussie sausage. Okay, maybe don't forget the good old pork and beef snag, we love them in their own special way. Usually at Bunnings on the weekend. This festival will be serving up South African boerewors, Thai sai au, Scottish square sausage, Argentine choripan, bratwurst, Serbian cevapcici, American hotdogs and English bangers. There'll even be specially made vegan sausages!
Are they all served on white bread? Nope. There'll be steamed hot dog buns, pebetes and all kinds of appropriate freshly made breads. They'll be served with all sorts of culturally unique sauces, onions, relishes, mustard and sauerkraut.
Adelaide chef Gus Love will be sizzling sausages and toasting tasty breads at the Cloisters at the University of Adelaide on May 7th in two sessions. Lunch from 11 am - 2pm, then you can go back for more from 5pm - 8pm.
The University of Adelaide is a space for everyone and is linking itself to these events more and more lately. It's a democratic festival. Not just for staff and students. As an official part of Tasting Australia, everyone is encouraged to come along.
The event is free entry and the sausages are $5.00 each.