Taste of Game, which helps promote the delights of eating game meat, has teamed up with the Moorland Association to publish “Glorious Grouse” a short guide on where to buy the king of game birds.
Glorious Grouse is a guide to where to buy grouse; the Guide lists outlets around the country where grouse can be bought, including online.
The red grouse is unique to the British Isles which also has the majority of the world’s heather moorland, the internationally protected habitat in which grouse thrive. 90% of English grouse moors fall within a National Park or Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and 79% of the Pennines and North Yorkshire Moors Special Protection areas are managed for grouse.
Annette Cole from Taste of Game said: “Despite question marks over how good the season is, grouse are available. The guide includes a few recipes which you can try. If you’re looking for a treat and want to eat seasonal, low fat, natural and wild game then you must try grouse. Some consider it the best of all game birds for taste. There’s little that beats traditional roast grouse served with bread sauce, game chips, watercress and redcurrant jelly – a real taste of the late British summer and early autumn. You don’t necessarily need to visit a restaurant to try grouse – it is accessible and can be bought all over the country, it is easy to cook and makes a great dinner party centre piece.”
Amanda Anderson, Director of the Moorland Association, said: “Delicious wild red grouse is the pinnacle of British fresh, seasonal produce of provenance with every bird traceable back to the glorious moors. Red grouse live nowhere else in the world and its management supports some of our most treasured landscapes. Hats off to Taste of Game for ensuring this outstanding culinary delight is available to everyone.”