Partridge make a perfect portion as a main course for one simply roasted with some seasonal vegetables but, like most game, they work very well as a terrine, too. The controlled cooking and the addition of some good fatty streaky bacon keeps the terrine succulent and a mixture of mushrooms adds another flavour dimension.
Raised pies have been a favourite of the British table for centuries, at one time majestic, elaborate constructions decorated with pastry columns, crests and coats of arms. This is a slightly more restrained version, but it is still a great-looking centrepiece for an autumnal party. This recipe is the judges recipe from the Great British Bake Off.