There’s an interesting perception of veal in this country, that – as with a lot of ‘controversial’ food ethics – requires objective consideration rather than black and white reactions e.g. “it’s cruel”. I touched on this when I unboxed my Farmer’s Choice meat box, and indeed it was only then that I learned that there can be benefits to eating veal. Continue reading →
My, my, how the first month and a half of 2012 has whizzed by! Yet again, it’s time to introduce my next meat box – and this time it’s from the Lancashire-based family business Roaming Roosters. I first stumbled across Roaming Roosters in a routine internet search for new meat boxes. I started chatting to them on Twitter, and then went to their Facebook page – where their images of cute Gloucester Old Spot piglets clinched it for me ! But aside from that, I do enjoy buying meat boxes from suppliers who take the time to talk to me and answer my questions. It’s a shame that I’ve tried to make contact with some companies who that don’t so much as send you an email back. Continue reading →
Ever since I introduced my lifestyle change, I’ve been thinking about what it means to be a responsible meat eater. People can sometimes get confused about this topic, so I thought I’d make my own guidelines. They are of course all subjective.
If you’re looking for a foodie new year’s resolution, maybe this could be it.
This video from Riverford Organic illustrates really well that there can be and should be an alternative to battery chicken farming. It’s obvious that these farmers care so much about their animals – from the consideration of flowers that the chickens might like to eat, to building outdoor shelters so they can avoid circling birds of prey.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to eat something that’s led this kind of life…