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Sausage in Bread festival coming to Adelaide

The University of Adelaide is throwing a Festival of Sausage in Bread, celebrating the iconic snack with iterations of the classic from all over the globe.

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Sausage in bread is an iconic pairing synonymous with Australian culture, and now Adelaide has a whole festival dedicated to the duo.

The University of Adelaide’s Festival of Sausage in Bread will explore the culinary breadth of this meaty masterpiece, proving it’s much more than just a humble snag on white, showcasing the versatility of the food in a variety of international cuisines.

“The Festival of Sausage in Bread will convert even the saltiest sausage sourpuss into a cabana connoisseur,” says the University of Adelaide’s Ross Ganf, the director of cultural and campus events, who is the brains behind the event.

The event is part of this month’s Tasting Australia extravaganza and underlines the university’s connection with the state’s agriculture, food and wine sector.

“The event is an egalitarian “bit of fun” that provides a magnificent counterpoint to some of the high-end gastronomic experiences of Tasting Australia,” continues Ganf.

Despite being run by the University of Adelaide, everyone is welcome to attend the one-day Festival of Sausage in Bread on Friday 7 May, not just students and other members of the university community, but anyone with a passion for a sausage with a twist.

Two sizzling sessions, the first from 11 am to 2 pm and then again from 5 until 8 pm, will see snags served by chef Gus Love from Lovefield Catering and Ellis Butchers from McLaren Vale in the university’s cloisters, overlooking the River Torrens.

“The menu includes delicious sausages such as the South African Boerewors with traditional rich tomato and onionbased sheba relish and the Sai ua sausage from Northern Thailand, which is known for the sour orange chutney that accompanies it,” says Ross.

Other sausage delights from the menu include:

  • Choripan and chimichurri
  • Cevapi – ajvar and Russian salad
  • Hotlink hotdog, America mustard, ketchup
  • Lamb truffle parmesan ‘democracy snag’ with onions and taka tala tomato sauce
  • Lorne sausage (square Scottish snag) with HP sauce
  • Eggplant vego “sausage” whipped tahini and black garlic dukka

Entertainment such as the quintessentially South Australian game of sausage-themed Bingo and lawn games will keep the crowds in the UniBar smiling as they enjoy a glass or two of wine or beer.

Entry to the event is free with a small fee of $5 to enjoy a snag from around the world.

For more information, check out the Tasting Australia website.

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