Will and Calum Thompson of Eat Wild

Recipe for Pigeon Pitta from Eat Wild

Ingredients Baby leaf salad Pitta bread Chunk of local black pudding Two rashers of streaky local bacon Two fresh pigeon breasts Small handful of pumpkin seeds Local rapeseed oil   Method Crumble the black pudding into a hot, dry frying pan and once it starts cooking add your bacon. Turn…

easy woodpigeon recipe

Woodpigeon, wild cherries and gingerbread

Serving woodpigeon with wild cherries and gingerbread may not be something you’d ever think of doing, but this unusual combination works together very well. Wild cherries aren’t yet in season but it won’t be long – and it pays to have some advance warning because you may have to get…

Tim Maddams

A day with game cookery guru Tim Maddams

If Tim Maddams had taught me maths, I wouldn’t have dreaded afternoons of double maths and had to retake my maths ‘O’ Level. In fact, I’d probably have got an A straight off. That’s because Tim’s one of the most engaging speakers and teachers I’ve ever come across and what…

Potted pheasant

Potted pheasant

  Ingredients: 1 pheasant 1 onion, roughly chopped 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped Goose fat Salt and freshly ground black pepper 250ml red wine 450ml pheasant stock 100g bacon, roughly chopped ½ tsp blade mace ½ tsp black peppercorns Seed and husk of 1 star anise Bay leaves (1 per…

rabbit with pasta

Rabbit with freshly made pasta

Ingredients Meat from rabbit legs A good strong Cheddar cheese A little local cider Garlic Sage   Freshly made pasta Ingredients 100g of white spelt flour per person 1 egg, 2 egg yolks – beaten   Method Make your pasta by mixing the beaten eggs into the flour to form…

crispy duck pancakes recipe

Shredded crispy “wild” duck pancakes recipe

Ingredients Duck breasts Sesame seed oil (or any oil that’s handy) Soy sauce Garlic powder Pepper Chinese five spice powder A large pan of water Wok (or frying pan)   Method Skin the duck breast and fillet the meat. Wash the meat under a tap to remove any blood. Poach…

House of Commons

MPs complain about forking out £4 for venison pie

For the rest of us, enjoying a serving of game pie in a central London restaurant with a view of the River Thames would set us back about £15-£20. At least. But MPs in the House of Commons aren’t happy about the price of venison pie in their staff canteen…

people in supermarket

Supermarkets up their game – literally

Marks & Spencer and Sainsburys have put in orders with Yorkshire Game, Aldi has made a deal with Highland Game and Iceland are selling grouse from Scottish Kezie Foods. Morrisons have even launched a new brand – Wild as Nature Intended. It is certainly a market that supermarkets cannot fail…

UK's top game restaurants

Nine of the UK’s top game restaurants

London Rules Just around the corner from Covent Garden, London’s oldest restaurant, which opened in 1798, is the place to go if you have a budget to throw out of the window and an appetite for game to satisfy. With links to an estate in the Pennines, where staff go to…

best London gunmakers

Mayfair: The ultimate shopping destination for game shots

Mayfair is home to the biggest names in British game shooting, a place where best London gunmaking talent meets the finest materials and creative talent from around the British Isles. There is something for every taste (and most budgets) in the various districts nearby too, so when only the best…