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.
And so we are onto our final item from my Well Hung Meat Box. What a journey it has been! The last meaty treat was a pack of four organic lamb chops. The best lamb chops I have eaten are at my favourite East London curry establishment – the Lahore Kebab House – which is just down the road from me. I know we could argue til the cows and lambs come home about whether Tayyabs or Lahore is better but know this: I have always managed to walk in and get a table at Lahore, and sitting on other people’s laps while I dine isn’t really my thing ;). Continue reading →
We’re onto the penultimate item from this month’s Well Hung Meat box. Ooh! And it’s that humble staple ingredient, minced beef. Only this isn’t just any minced beef, it’s Well Hung minced steak beef made from happy cows, so I had high expectations for it. Continue reading →