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Dexter Beef

Pedigree Dexter beef, which comes in smaller family sized joints and cuts, cooks superbly because of the excellent marbling and eats like a dream. Delicious Pedigree Dexter Beef is a outstanding quality product and tastes as beef used to taste. Dexter beef appears regularly on TV cooking programmes, is available across the country, is the best beef around yet is still little known. Dexter beef is excellent quality, with good marbling. The marbling makes the flesh tender and flavoursome ....

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One Pot Grouse With Chorizo And New Potatoes

Serves: 2 Preparation time: Twenty minutes Cooking time: One hour 35 minutes   Ingredients 2 whole grouse Small knob of butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 lemon quarters 2 bay leaves 2 thyme sprig 300g chorizo ring, thickly sliced 700g new potatoes, halved (or quartered if really large) 12 whole, unpeeled garlic cloves Large splash dry sherry 150ml chicken stock Handful of parsley leaves, roughly chopped   Method Preheat the oven to 180degC/ 60degC fan/gas mark 4 and season the grouse all over ...

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Should We Be Eating More Game

The word of the moment is, of course, sustainable, and it is fast becoming an element that is influencing the way we all live. With ethical sourcing at the top of most people’s priorities, it is no wonder that game – one of the most truly sustainable meats available – is becoming increasingly sought after.   You only have to look at the benefits to see why – it is lean, nutrient dense and high-welfare, and popular in today’s health-conscious society....

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Why Locally Sourced

Eating locally first means choosing food that is grown and harvested close to where you live, and then distributed over shorter distances than is usually the case. At present there is no officially agreed-upon distance for what constitutes eating locally. This leaves consumers to decide what ‘local’ food means to them. For some people, local is considered anything produced within a 150-mile radius. For others it means anything harvested within the same county. Being able to eat locally depends on the production...

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Game Season

Game seasons We often get asked about game seasons and what is available when. It’s well known that most game is only available during the autumn and winter but why and what are the dates. The ‘closed season’ when shooting is not allowed is there to protect animals when they’re breeding and rearing their young. Animals that are seen as pests or vermin such as rabbits, pigeons and muntjac deer have no closed season and culling them enables us to control...

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