March 2nd, 2015

Hot Sausage Off To Wed sausage & tongs

The wedding buffet and the hog roast are done and I’m not talking about your wedding checklist kind of done. I mean they’ve been doing the rounds for long enough, kind of done. Buffets are a little old fashioned and hog roasts have appeared at so many weddings that the three little piggies must start sweating with anxiety as soon as wedding season rears it’s head in late spring.

Don’t get me wrong, I love a hog roast, I had one at my own wedding. But don’t you think it’s about time we started mixing it up a bit and offered our wedding guests something different. It’s been a long time since we stopped serving cheese and pineapple on sticks and quiche is also off the menu – thankfully. Looking at wedding food trends it seems that people’s appetites change on mass, suddenly ditching a foodie favourite for a new flavour of the moment. But lets stop this erratic trend hunting, don’t ditch a hog roast because you’re worried that it won’t be ‘cool’, and if you fancy vol -au-vents then go for it.

However, don’t blindly pick a hog roast or a barbecue, or whatever just because your bestie had one at her wedding and everybody loved it. Find something that you want to eat, choose evening sushi or spicy paneer fritters if that takes your fancy. Remember to try and reflect the mood at the time of serving your evening meal. Sophisticated and elegant finger food is all well and good while sipping champagne and canapés on arrival at the wedding venue, as you exchange niceties with other guests, while the bride and groom pose for photos on a well manicured lawn. By the time the evening food arrives it’s time to have some fun. You’re in party mood, sleeves rolled up, beers are pouring, cocktails are shaking and the DJ is smashing out a few wedding bangers.

Hot dawg, now you get it. One of my favourite ideas for fun food has to be a hot dog. Easy to eat with the fun factor, hot dogs also taste awesome, when done properly. Forget about the boiled sausages flopping about in a cheap bread roll – I mean proper bangers in a bun.

And don’t forget this is still your wedding day so make sure that you get a bit of ceremony for god measure. I’ve done a little research for you and love the look of the Hot Sausage Company. They’ve got a cool looking wagon that’s manned by charming staff with dickie bows, aprons and straw boaters – what more could you ask for.

Hot Sausage Off To Wed

Photographs by Dan Baker – thanks Dan