A top art advisor was thrilled to swap portraits for sausages after she won her height in Gloucester Old Spots bangers.
Emily Tsingou, of Kensington, has never won anything before so she was over the moon when Danny Lidgate, of Lidgates Butchers in Holland Park, informed her she had won not just any old prize but her height in sausages.
The 46-year-old independent art curator and advisor collected her prize over the weekend after signing up for the butchers’ weekly newsletter which automatically put her into the draw.
She chose an impressive 26-long link of the 160-year-old family butchers’ finest Gloucester Old Spots to take home.
Mr Lidgate, fifth generation managing director of the multi-award winning butchers, said: “Emily was so excited, she told us how she had made all her friends jealous by winning all those sausages.
“Customers were in fits of laughter as they queued up to watch us take a photo of the sausage being measured against Emily.
“We have been making sausages for over 150 years, definitely the oldest in our borough, but we’ve never made one this long before.”
Last year, Danny’s father, David Lidgate, won a lifetime achievement award at the Great Taste Awards and in November the family butchers beat 52 other Q guild butchers to get two gold awards for their old English sausages and chicken burgers.