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.