How many sausages is a lifetime’s worth? If you’re Herr Werner Behringer, the ruddy-faced, portly owner of Bratwurst Häusle in Nuremberg, it’s an incredible 150,000. Or if you want a more precise answer it’s 146,537 and counting. The 75-year-old Franconian eats eight every working day, or ten on a good Saturday, in part to taste the quality of his homemade bratwursts, but also because thanks to his 50-year career in the business he no longer acts on hunger but by compulsion. By the time you read this, that figure may have swollen by a few thousand.