cooking rabbit garam masala

A recipe for a buttery rabbit dhal

This recipe for cooking rabbit is short, satisfying and partly stolen, or perhaps it would be better to say it’s inspired by a dish that appears in Rick Stein’s great…

venison snack recipe

A recipe for pulled venison nachos

Delicious venison snack recipe By now, you may have gathered that most of my recipes tend to be fast food or snack-style dishes and this one is no exception. It…

Three bird wellington

Partridge, pigeon and pheasant Wellington

My first experience of rough shooting came with friends in Norfolk on a 2,500-acre farm not far from King’s Lynn. The farm had acres and acres of sugar beet as…

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…