Sydney's Sausage Queen, Chrissy Flanagan, has made a habit of going against convention. A woman now working in a male dominated industry, she balances a career as a communications consultant with making and selling Chrissy’s Cuts, a delicious range of artisan sausages.
Her new career is even more surprising when it’s revealed that she is an ex-vegetarian. “In my spare time between contracts, I started making cheese, cured hams, jams, all sorts of food craft. Eventually my partner asked that if I was going to keep making food could it please be beer or sausages. Figuring Sydney was well catered to for beer, I started getting into sausages," Chrissy said.
"Pretty soon I realised most commercial sausages were full of nasty nastiness, but that people loved them anyway, albeit with a weird guilt. I figured sausages lovers would enjoy sausages made from actual food even more, and it turns out I wasn't wrong!
"A lot of us have always eaten sausages because they're delicious but have felt kind of uncomfortable about what might be in them, but now we wonder no more! With my sausages you can know you're only eating the best bits, with no secrets, no surprises."
Launching in 2015, Chrissy’s Cuts were quickly snapped up by gastro pubs, restaurants and independent supermarkets and in early 2016, Chrissy bravely set out to redefine a traditional family favourite, the classic American hot-dog, resulting in what she calls her 'Sausage Dog'.
Chrissy makes her sausages from only free range, prime cuts of meat - no leftovers, no preservatives, no mystery meat.
Chrissy's Cuts sausages are available in retailers in:
- Beef chuck, brown sauce and worcestershire
- Pork shoulder with bacon and maple syrup
- Chicken thigh, preserved lemon, honey and oregano
- Lamb shoulder, sumac and mint
Additionally, sausages are available for wholesale in:
- Pork shoulder bratwurst
- Beef chuck pastourma
- Pork shoulder cumberland
- Camel pastourma
- Pork shoulder, smoked hickory and brown sugar
- Pork shoulder and bacon kransky