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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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Red-legged Partridge

January 22nd 2012 I bought a couple of partridges last week, semi direct from a shoot in the south of England. This red-legged variety (Alectoris rufa) is native to Southern France and Iberia, has been introduced here as a game … Continue reading

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Grouse

November 22nd, 2011 Grouse are a popular game bird, about the same size as Partridge. They are completely wild and have resisted all attempts to breed them, therefore their natural, moorland habitats, mainly heather (which they like to eat) have … Continue reading

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Blackbird

30th April, 2011 During the Wedding Party, a juvenile blackbird flew into a window at Rick and Su’s house. We thought it was stunned and waited for it to recover – sadly it didn’t and had killed itself outright. Initially the poor … Continue reading

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Roadkill Pheasant

March 29th, 2011 I went to Thruxton yesterday, on a recce for a video shoot coming up in May. As we neared our destination, we spotted a large hen pheasant lying in the road dead. It looked fresh and unsquashed, … Continue reading

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Venison Pie

March 26th, 2011 Venison is the meat from all types of deer irrespective of whether they are farmed or hunted. In this country, deer are not intensively farmed – they live outside with very good grazing (I can’t speak for … Continue reading

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Quail

March 2nd, 2011 Quail are common throughout Europe, though they originate from North Africa and Asia. They are popular game birds and it’s likely that they were introduced to Europe by the Romans. Cooking Quail: When cooking quail, you will … Continue reading

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Venison Steak

November 18th, 2010 Venison is the name given to all deer meat, irrespective of whether it’s farmed or hunted. Originally though, the word venison (from the Latin vénor) was applied to all types of hunted meat. Like other game, deer … Continue reading

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