Tim Maddams

Tim Maddams

Tim Maddams is a private chef who has worked with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall at River Cottage. His first book, Game, is the 15th handbook in the River Cottage series.

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Recipe for pheasant and leek gratin

One of the old rules of cookery is that rich indulgence requires long, slow cooking, hours of painstaking care and attention, and a bottle of red. This recipe for pheasant…

pigeon breasts recipe

Here’s a pigeon breasts recipe with a difference because it features oysters giving a new twist. If you’re not a fan of raw oysters then don’t worry – they are…

Venison mince recipe

Venison mince. I am a terror for saving little packs of venison mince for a rainy day. I pop them in the freezer and then forget about them. It was…

walked up grouse

I get very excited when I create a recipe for young grouse and this one is no exception, using a cure and seasonal ingredients. I’ve yet to shoot a grouse…

rabbit liver pâté

I love rural Italian cuisine and this recipe for rabbit liver pâté 
is the perfect example of how it is so simple, but has to be just right. Learn to…

homemade smoker

Types of smoking There are, generally speaking, 
two types of smoking: cold smoking and hot smoking. It is the heated variety that we will be dealing 
with. This has the…

recipe for spiced pulled pheasant

This is a truly innovative recipe for spiced pulled pheasant from the talented Archie Clark, chef director of the fabulous Kochi Kitchen, which offers authentic, vibrant dishes at supper clubs…

pheasant escalope recipe

Pheasant escalope is simply delicious — a pheasant 
version of a classic escalope dish 
and all for a good cause to boot

sweet and sour pheasant recipe

Full of flavour and crunch, Mark Hix’s sweet and sour pheasant recipe is a gamey take on a Chinese takeaway favourite and delicious with cold beer

pheasant bolognese

This recipe for pheasant bolognese is close to my heart. James Golding is a talented chef who is unfazed by simple things like using the ingredients available to you, and…

hare hash recipe

When I was a young chef, 
I worked with a chap known only as Wolfie, who was an excellent cook, and he once spent an hour on a Sunday morning…

smoked pheasant recipe

I like the combination of the smoky pheasant breast with the sweet and tangy roasted squash, while the pickled cabbage lifts it up and the green sauce stops it being…

Wild roast goose recipe

Farmed geese can be costly and not feed anywhere near as many as you may think. We all know that a truly wild goose would be far better, perhaps even…

pot roasted pheasant

Many will not associate Rick Stein with game so much as seafood but he is a master of all things wild and wonderful in the kitchen. This apparently simple recipe…