Black pudding can be rank, or it can be delicious. I’ve never experienced the latter, but mind you I’ve not eaten much black pudding in the first place. It’s one of those few English ‘delicacies’ whose taste I never understood, and I’ve generally chosen to stay away from it. I think one of my latest encounters with black pudding was when I tried the Hawksmoor Breakfast for Two (which can only be described as epic). Even then, I turned down the black pudding and slurped up the bone marrow instead. Continue reading
I’ve been given an exclusive discount for readers, wowee! Get 15% off any Laverstoke order with the code MEATINABOX.
The code is valid for 365 days (until 29th March 2013) and can be used multiple times, even on products in the special offer category. That’s a real bargain! Just type it in at the checkout to redeem your discount.
Here’s a photo of some pigs to put a smile on your face. Have a lovely weekend everyone.
It’s that time of the month again, when I must say goodbye to last month’s meat box and say hello to a new one. Before I introduce the latter, I’d like to say a huge thank you to Simon Mellin of Roaming Roosters for introducing me to his company, for topping up my box with delicious freebies and giving me a lot of support on Twitter and Facebook. It’s been such a pleasure sampling all the delights that his farm has to offer; but that’s not the end of it! There will be an exclusive Roaming Roosters competition on this blog, so keep your eyes peeled…
But now for the grand unveiling of March’s (just about) meat box. It’s from the Hampshire-based Laverstoke Park Farm! Some of you may have heard of Laverstoke before; it’s a fairly impressive organic/biodynamic family farm, founded by South African former Formula One World Champion Jody Scheckter. This following video of Jody is really worth a watch. He makes salient, passionate points for biodiversity and organic farming. A key takeaway for me was that ‘everything comes from healthy soil’ – healthy animals, healthy milk, healthy eggs, and ultimately healthy people. Continue reading
Roaming Roosters has a great selection of weeknight-friendly, quick cook meats – from their Speciality Sausage to these Chicken Parcels. It’s a thigh joint, deboned and stuffed with their Old English pork or Cumberland sausage mix, then wrapped in a bit of bacon. Simple to cook, with no need for a marinade or dressing. Continue reading