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  • Kelso Deer Stalking Fair

    Show: The Kelso Dear Stalking Fair

    When: 23rd - 24th March 2019

    Where: Kelso, Scottish Boarders

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  • Treacle and Chocolate Stout Bacon

    Through popular demand for this treacle and chocolate stout cured bacon on our Facebook page, we have decided to publish this recipe.

    A special thanks to customer Paul for this recipe who has kindly offered it to our followers.

    This one sure is for the sweet bacon lovers. Though Paul made his own chocolate stout, we've done some research and you can get your own here from Beer Hawk.

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  • British Charcuterie Awards 2019

    EVENT: The BRITISH CHARCUTERIE AWARDS

    When: 12th-14th June, 27th July, 4th-7th August 2019.

    Where: The London Geller College of Hospitality, The Game Fair and Countryside Live Show.

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  • Chistorra

    Through popular demand for this tapas recipe, our Spanish friend Miguel who lives in Spain has kindly handed over this legendary recipe that his mother used.

    Chistorra is from Spain's Basque region. A fresh type of fast-cure sausage from Aragon and Navarre, Spain. Seasoned with smoked paprika De la Vera and fresh garlic, this super thin chorizo has a juicy, meaty flavor and a crisp bite. It can be considered a special type of chorizo. Made of minced pork, or a mixture of minced pork and beef, this meaty chorizo is encased in thin lamb casings.

    The ingredients are the same as those of the chorizo although its fat content is much higher. Chistorra differs from chorizo in addition to its reduced size (thin lamb casings are used to make it). Further, the chistorra is a product that should be consumed fresh and the time of maceration and curing does not usually exceed 5 days. Then it is kept cold and consumed as soon as possible.

    Typical spanish tapas: Delicious pork sausage called chistorra.
  • Haggis Recipe

    What used to be seen as food for the peasants is now seen as a Scottish delicacy and now one of the world’s most infamously bizarre foods thanks to the celebration of Burns Night. It is traditionally served at Burn’s Night Suppers on January 25th because Robert Burns, the bard of Scotland and a fan of the dish, wrote the poem ‘Address to a Haggis‘ calling it ‘great chieftan o’ the pudding-race!

    This should not however just be a one-off delicacy you eat once a year, it can be a great replacement for a Sunday dinner and why not when it tastes so good!

    To source pluck, just ask your local quality butcher who will be able to get hold of the lungs, heart and liver for you.

    Traditional cooked Scottish haggis with chopped fresh herbs on a wooden hopping board cut through to show the texture of the meat
  • Rabbit and Herb Sausages

    Rabbit sausages are slowly working their way back into most countertops of butchers here in Yorkshire, especially out in the sticks. So here's a classic recipe which Scott Rea has kindly given us.

    This one serves a large batch which will freeze well and can be used as and when.

  • Gourmet Orange & Cranberry Sausages

    There are no two flavours that sum up Christmas like orange and cranberry, so it's no surprise that when you put them together that they make an outstanding unique and flavoursome sausage!

    This is a real festive luxurious sausage that is perfect after a cold winters walk.

  • Introduction To Butchery Course (Croan Cottages, Kilkenny, Ireland)

    There's no better introduction to Butchery than to go an 'Introduction to Butchery Course' in the heart of Ireland. The course has been designed to meet all levels of interest and experience. Our course numbers are kept small so you will have time to learn in a hands-on way. If you think Irelands a bit far to go for the day, don't worry there is some overnight accommodation available on the site, so why not make a weekend of it?

    Where: Croan Cottages, Dunnamaggin, Co. Kilkenny (Just 90 minutes from Dublin)

    When: Friday 23rd March 2019

    Time: 9:30am - 5pm

    Level: Beginner to Advanced

    Cost: €175

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  • River Cottage HQ's West Country Cider Sausages

    Our good friend Steve Lamb at River Cottage HQ has passed us on this awesome recipe using the West Country Cider & Apple Mix and they are delicious! The recipe uses Kingston Black Aperitif which is a blend of Cider, Brandy and Apple juice from one of the finest and rarest vintage cider apples.

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  • Gourmet Pork & Chestnut

    This is a proper British Winter Warmer best served with creamy mash potato and a dollop of apple or cranberry sauce with lashings of gravy. This nutty sweet sausage is rich in flavour and comes with a peppery kick. This recipe will be enough to make a 20lb batch of sausages, more than enough to the feed the family!

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