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Pheasant with Stilton Sauce

January 19th, 2013 Pheasant were probably introduced to Britain by the Romans and were definitely well established by the time of the Normans. It should be relatively easy to buy pheasant from a decent butcher during the shooting season, October 1st to … Continue reading

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Guinea Fowl

August 13th, 2012 Guinea fowl are a West African game bird that has been domesticated and farmed in Europe since the sixteenth century. They are a fairly mild tasting bird, with a flavour somewhere between chicken and partridge. These birds … Continue reading

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Australian Roast Lamb

August 7th, 2012 I bought an Australian leg of lamb from the butcher for £12 – Marek assured me that it’s the best in the world, but he did grow up and train as a butcher there. You don’t see much Australian … Continue reading

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Smoked Turkey Leg

July 1st 2012 I went into the butcher this week and spotted large smoked turkey legs for £2.50 each. I couldn’t resist, they were a good size – mine’s just over 12 inches long. Smoking preserves and cooks meat, the process … Continue reading

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Oxtail

March 22nd, 2012 Oxtail is literally the tail of a cow – it contains a lot of lean meat, bone marrow and gelatin. When cooked gently in the oven for a few hours, the meat will fall off the bones … Continue reading

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Pheasant with Chorizo and Pimentón

February 20th, 2012 I haven’t tried cooking pheasant with chorizo and pimentón before, but it was so good I’ll be doing it again soon. The smoke and heat of the pimentón went really well with the gamey taste of  pheasant. … Continue reading

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Game and Venison Pie

February 7th 2012 It’s been quite cold lately and I was inspired by specials at the butcher of diced game and venison. I thought the addition of a little chilli would warm things up nicely. Game and Venison Pie recipe … Continue reading

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