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Venison and Kidney Pudding

I bought some venison at the farmer’s market on Sunday and mentioned to the game man, that I was thinking of making a venison and kidney pudding. Quick as a flash, he handed me a pair of venison kidneys and … Continue reading

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Beef Stew and Suet Dumplings

Most cultures that raise cattle for meat and dairy eat some kind of beef stew, however suet dumplings (and puddings) are particularly British. Suet is a protective hard fat that forms around the kidneys of most large animals. When rendered … Continue reading

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Pheasant with Sloes

Sloes are the fruit of the blackthorn bush (fairly common in northern Europe) and are little mini plums with an astringent taste. However, when used to infuse gin, the sloes impart a flavour like almonds and colour the drink ruby … Continue reading

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Alubias Rojas con Garbanzos y Chorizo

Red beans with chickpeas and chorizo is the kind of hearty stew that a Galician or Andalucian farmer might eat before setting out to plough a field with oxen, in a time before tractors. Being made with beans, chickpeas and … Continue reading

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Rabbit and Mushrooms in Velouté Sauce

Rabbit, as I’ve mentioned before, is an interloper to these shores. It was probably introduced for farmed meat and fur, by the Romans or Normans. Velouté Sauce is one of the 5 classic “mother sauces” of French Cuisine, as compiled … Continue reading

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Alubias Blancas con Carne de Ternera

This is a fairly typical Spanish stew/casserole of beef with white beans. Most people have a family recipe for the dish, with variations on vegetables (according to season), along with a preference for the type of beans, herbs, spices, etc. … Continue reading

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Pheasant Chilli

It is said that chilli con carne (chilli with meat) comes from Texas and is most definitely not Mexican, however, if you check the history books, you’ll see that Texas was settled by the Spanish and later became part of … Continue reading

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