How big is it?

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“A foot long. Bigger.”
“I thought size didn’t matter.”
It does where German sausages are concerned. And that, before you get too excited, is what we’re talking about. I’ve just been to the German Market – Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. It’s a huge affair which encompasses all the fun of the fair, from death defying rides, to roundabouts, dodgems and haunted houses. There are also over 150 wooden chalets offering, jewellery, clothing, sweets, wood carvings and traditional Christmas gifts.

But the biggest impression you get is one of food and drink. And in particular German sausages. Everywhere you look there are sausages of giant proportions, being cooked, basted and stuffed into rolls too small for them and proffered to the hungry hordes.

There are literally thousands of different varieties of wurst or sausage in Germany filled with meat, or most likely many different combinations of meats. Add juniper, garlic, coriander, thyme, pistachios, eggs, cream, oats, bacon, blood and onion and you start to see the infinite world of the German sausage open up to you.

I’m not saying you’ll find all the varieties at the Winter Wonderland,
but what’s there is truly delicious, and if you’re in London well worth a visit. One word of warning however, the sight of all those sausages can leave you feeling a little inadequate!
Merry Christmas or Frohe Weihnachten as they say in the land of the big sausage, where size clearly matters.