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Jugged Hare

December 1st, 2013 “Here hare here.” A note from Jake the Poacher – Withnail and I (1987) I bought a 5 lb hare for £7.50 from the Pheasant Girl on the Layer Marney Lamb stall at Islington Farmers’ Market last … Continue reading

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Partridges – Pot Roasted

January 23rd, 2013 The Red-legged Partridge is small game bird introduced to Britain from mainland Europe  – it’s particularly common in France and Spain. The shooting season for partridge is a month longer than for pheasant and runs from Sept 1 – … 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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Cockerel – pot roasted

July 19th, 2012 I thought about cooking the first happy chicken as coq au vin, but I had 2 pints of chicken and smoked turkey stock in the freezer, which got the better of me. I browned the chicken all … 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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Saddle of Venison

March 16th, 2012 I had a really interesting day out yesterday. In the morning I saw the fabulous David Hockney exhibition at the Royal Academy (thanks to Audrey) and in the afternoon/evening I visited Sean at a stately pile in … Continue reading

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Lamb Chops

August 6th 2011 As a child, lamb chops were always singular and cremated under the grill. As a hungry person with a desire to eat lots of juicy meat, this was quite devastating. Lamb chops are so small, a single … Continue reading

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