Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Largest Cumberland Sausage: Gary McClure sets world record
Broughton, UK -- Crowds gathered in Broughton's historic market square to witness how Stan Prosser, the Dorking farmer who grows genetically modified black puddings, has produced a 12ft wide Cumberland sausage weighing 22lb 3oz, which sets the new world record for the Largest Cumberland Sausage,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: After nine hours stuffing the sausage, using more than 200kg of locally-reared pork, Mr McClure transported the mammoth banger to the Square for cooking. Photo: Chris Warner (enlarge photo)
The Guinness world record for the longest smoked sausage measured 482.04 m (1,581 ft 5 in) and was made by Steffen Erb, Peter Häfele, Chris Obenland and Sebastian Winterhalter (all Germany) in Ilsfeld-Auenstein, Germany.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the longest sausage chain; it measured 1,500 m (4,921 ft 3 in) and was made by the guild of butchers of Gelsenkirchen (Germany) in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.
"After nine hours stuffing the sausage, using more than 200kg of locally-reared pork, Mr McClure transported the mammoth banger to the Square for cooking," The North West Evening Mail reported.
Barrow engineering firm, Handmark Engineering Co Ltd, was tasked with creating a super-sized skillet in order to cook the sausage and secure the record.
Traditional Cumberland Sausage is a spiral coil-shaped seasoned PGI pork sausage. Its most distinctive feature is that, unlike other sausages, it is not linked but long and coiled.
Traditional Cumberland Sausage is cylindrical in shape when at full length but the final product is coiled to produce its distinctive spiral shape. It has a coarse texture which is generally pink in colour and has visible flecks of seasoning.
Scott Varty, landlord of the Manor Arms, in Broughton, was pleased with the extra business the sausage's arrival brought and said Mr McClure was thrilled when the new record was confirmed.
The record attempt was being filmed for what is believed to be a new Channel 5 cookery programme and is expected to air in November.
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Hottest sausage: The 'Devil's Sausage'
Longest sausage: Chef Alberto Della Pelle and his team
Largest Zampone sausage: Castelnuovo Rangone Chefs
Largest sausage kolache: Kolache Haven
beef sosatie: Arcelor Mittal
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 10:09 AM