It’s a great time of year to pile a load of beef and root vegetables in the slow cooker. The longer they cook, the better the flavour. Let’s be honest: nothing beats returning home to the smell of a perfect stew and the knowledge that you have to do is open the red wine and […]

We’ve all been there. Bought a whole chicken to roast and then, thriftily, make soup or curry with the remnants. But it never happens. Any attempts at culinary utopia are quashed by limited time and limited butchery skills. However, fear not, for that’s about to change. With a simple chopping board and a knife it’s […]

I don’t want to say it too loudly, but we’re doing pretty well for a British summer (any second now the heavens will open…). There’s no better way to celebrate sunshine with a rummage in the garage for the old weathered outdoor lanterns, some good booze, great company and a BBQ. Go Posh! You can […]

Butchers always get meat delivered that isn’t quite as they like it: maybe a touch too fatty or a little small, or they may have not sold as much of a particular joint. It’s actually a bonus for us customers as there’s bargains to be had and still some great meat to be bought. As […]

Is it possible to really understand what we’re eating if we don’t know how it was made? Can we really enthuse about products if we’re not aware of their back-stories? Will the lack of education about food products and production continue to harm society and consumers? No, no, and yes. We’re nearing the apogee of […]

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Meat should be marbled. If you’re not quite sure what that means, look for meat with little white flecks of fat through the red muscle, it brings both flavour and succulence. Unless your meat has been vacuum packed or it’s destined for the freezer, store it in the fridge with the bag removed and on […]

It’s a fact of life that chicken contains campylobacter: between May 2007 and September 2008 the European Food Safety Authority believes sixty five percent of all chicken sold in the UK was infected with the bacteria. This isn’t an attempt at scaremongering, or doing an Edwina Currie, it’s an honest statement of fact. Without knowing […]