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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 →
There’s never been a better time to be a burger lover in London. Just when you think you’ve found the perfect match (Hawksmoor? Goodmans? Bar Boulud? or my personal fave, the off-menu at Joe Allen?), Meat Liquor comes along. I went with my colleagues to the much hyped diner for lunch, where we gorged ourselves like it was our last meal. We shared fat onion rings, skinny fries, decadent buffalo wings with a blue cheese glaze, and I had the Dead Hippie burger. We also shared two bottles of wine and had a Creme Egg each… oof. There’s something about going for a good burger that makes you high, yet very uncomfortable around the waist. Continue reading →
It’s time to reveal my fourth meat box, and the first of 2012! This month’s box is a very special one indeed – it comes from field&flower, based in lush Somerset. Although most of you may not have heard of field&flower, it’s a special company because of its unique selling point. You get to build your own box, by buying a set number of credits and picking out the stuff you really want. So no more boring bacon for me! Continue reading →
Hello everyone and sorry for the huge gap between posts. Hope you’ve all had lovely Christmases and Hanukkahs!
In the past two weeks I’ve been to the other side of the world and back, had a quadruple Christmas bonanza and topped it up with a jaunt to Paris. While I recover on a diet of salad and water, here’s the latest in my meat box adventures – the much awaited Christmas Eve venison, followed by a guest appearance from former meat box suppliers Well Hung Meat, in the form of a Christmas Day goose. Enjoy!
Christmas Eve | Blackface saddle of roe
The real statement piece of my Blackface meat box was this 1.65kg saddle of roe. At a not inexpensive £46, it was a wonderful alternative to the Christmas bird – so we decided to cook it for our Xmas eve dinner. I can only link you to this comment by my pal Mike T., who draws strangely appropriate comparisons between the saddle and sci-fi horror fest Event Horizon. With the bone in, the saddle really looks gruesome. And that colour IS the actual colour it was. A vivid magenta; the stuff of nightmares.