Curried roast grouse

Roast curried grouse with spiced lentil and coconut dahl, poppadum and cucumber chutney. To make the curry paste 200g galangal 200g fresh ginger peeled 100g turmeric root 300g banana shallots…

Woodburning stove

  Log burners and fires have enjoyed a huge renaissance, and it’s easy to see why. In the frost and snow of winter, nothing beats the traditional cosiness of a roaring log…

shooting kit

  The cape At first glance, a cape may appear a slightly strange sartorial choice for a determined gun, but when the heavens open, you won’t just look like a…

partridge chargrilled sweet potato

Game recipe: Spatchcock Partridge with Chargrilled Sweet Potato: Top chef Mark prepares a seasonal, no nonsense dish using partridge that can either be cooked on the BBQ (weather permitting!) or…

Recipe for venison loin steaks

Recipe for venison loin steaks served with cabbage & bacon by Byron Hayter, Ashdown Park Hotel Ingredients: Venison loin steaks 4 venison steaks, each weighing 120g 100ml rapeseed oil salt…

Bordeaux red blends

Bordeaux‘s signature grape varieties have traversed the globe, to the extent that Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot have risen to the summit of the world grape planting league in the past…

dry nose in dog

Q: We are hoping to have a litter from our springer spaniel bitch and were wondering what the situation is regarding the removal of dew claws. Does this need to…

guide to wildfowling in the UK

Wildfowling: Whether mallard, pintail or teal, those who want to shoot the different duck species are spoilt for choice.

game crumble recipe

Here is how Simon Hopkinson creates his game crumble – and you can click here to see his roast grouse method: Game Crumble recipe: Serves 2, plentifully Ingredients A small…

The Yorke Arms Dining at the Yorke Arms

Looking to eat game cooked by top chefs, in Michelin-starred surroundings? We’ve searched out six restaurants that are worth investigating. Some are in London, others range from Scotland to deepest…

teach a puppy to sit

Q: I cannot get my cocker spaniel puppy to sit properly to the “sit” command; she just keeps wagging her tail and lifting up her bottom.  She is four months…

male or female dog

Q: We are acquiring a new puppy as a companion for our eight-year-old spaniel. The journey home after we collect her from the breeder will take more than three hours…

Beaters out in the field

We recently published an article: “Letter from a fed-up beater”, in which a seasoned beater listed some of the gripes he and his fellow companions experience when out in the…