pot roast duck recipe

Pot roasted duck with potatoes

I have a confession to make. This pot roast duck dish was cooked with the legs of a farmed duck. The plan was to use wild mallard legs, but moving…

pigeon with fried rice

Seared pigeon and special fried rice

Pigeon breast is a favourite of mine and I am making an effort to get more of Asia into my kitchen. Accordingly, I’ve been loosely adapting many classic dishes from…

using the whole pheasant

Five recipes that use the whole of a pheasant

The principle of making the most of what you’ve got was never absent from our great-grandmothers’ kitchens. Yet today commercial poultry is rarely sold with the giblets, head or feet…

Jamaican jerk pheasant

Jamaican jerk pheasant recipe

I have always cooked some nice Caribbean foods, but jerk chicken, rice and peas is one of my top meals. This got me thinking about a Jamaican jerk pheasant recipe.…

cranberry top game pies

Are pies the ultimate comfort food?

If you’re in need of comforting food then a home cooked game pie certainly fits the bill. In dark January days (which are darker than ever during these difficult times)…

pheasant Kiev

A recipe for pheasant Kiev

The true history of the chicken Kiev. It is likely that it came into its recognisable form when French chefs were employed by very wealthy Russians in their kitchens in…

Boned pheasant

How to bone a pheasant (and why you should)

I have avoided boning chickens or similar for years, thinking it was a fiddle. I was unable to decide if it was a distinct improvement, save for the fact that…

plucking a pheasant

How to dress and pluck a pheasant

If you have never attempted plucking a pheasant before, let me suggest that you start outdoors. You’ll want a chair for the purpose, and a bin liner for the feathers…

crispy chilli duck recipe

Crispy chilli duck recipe

This crispy chilli duck recipe is great for using up the breasts from the duck or goose that you waited for in the dwindling light of September or October. It…

recipe for pulled wild boar

Recipe for pulled wild boar

Over the past few years, pulled pork has been massively on-trend. Some food outlets do it better than others, of course, but the whole American barbecue idea really became fashionable…

Recipe for pheasant and leek gratin

A 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…

Rabbit curry recipe

Coconut rabbit curry recipe

I love a good curry, especially a nice aromatic coconut one. I have written a handful of rabbit recipes over the past year, but this rabbit curry recipe  is a…

pigeon breasts recipe

Pigeon breasts with rock oysters

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…

duck sausage rolls

Confit duck sausage rolls

Sausage rolls are a staple of parties around the country and these duck sausage rolls will sit fantastically on the elevenses menu of any shoot. The confit preparation of duck…