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St George's Day

St George's Day

This week we celebrate St. George’s Day – the patron Saint of England. Although most people know he had something to do with killing a dragon – surprisingly little else is widely known about him.

First of all, he wasn’t born in England but what is now modern-day Turkey. And he is not just the patron saint of England – he is also the patron saint of Georgia, Lithuania, Palestine, Portugal, Germany, Greece, Moscow, Istanbul, Genoa and Venice (second to Saint Mark).

Legend has it that George came to a city called Silene, in Libya, where there was a dragon. The people of the city were feeding sheep to the dragon every day to stop it from attacking them - but they ran out of sheep!

So, they had to nominate people from the town to be sacrificed to the animal. 

George came across a princess waiting to be sacrificed. George fought with the dragon and captured it, putting a collar round its neck and eventually killing it. 

Now we pride ourselves at Lidgates on providing a wide range of food options for every occasion, but we have yet to find a reliable dragon steak supplier, so this week I’ve chosen something suitably dragon sized and very English – a giant sausage filled Yorkshire Pudding.  I’d suggest using our patriotic award Winning Victoria & Albert Sausages,  made using fresh free-range pork, mustard, horseradish and a little seasoning.

CLICK HERE for the recipe. 

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