My sausage seeking endeavours starting to bear fruit. After having estabilshed that importing bangers from Spain would cost a arm and a leg (c. £3000=00!! eek!), as I had suspected, I headed off down an alternative route.
Stop reading, start speaking
Stop translating in your head and start speaking Italian for real with the only audio course that prompt you to speak.
Today, I popped into a local butchers here in Milan which is a whole five minutes on foot from my house and had a chat with the friendly owner Silvia about the possibility of making the sausages here in Italy. She was quite interested in the idea, although she wanted me to supervise the sausage production process. I’ll do it, but I don’t really know that much about making the things. I am good at eating them though. Anyway, next stop: find a sausage recipe.
The sausage recipe and ingredients have been located. Now I shall have another word with the butchers and see what they say. With a little luck Cumberland sausages may soon be available in Italy…..