Well-loved TV chef Phil Vickery from long running programmes such as ITV’s This Morning and award-winning butcher Simon Boddy of Best Butchers Milton Keynes aim to reignite your culinary passion with their selection of mouth-watering recipes, all using British game. These tempting recipes and expert advice put game firmly back on the menu whilst demystifying the subject, showing you how to prepare and cook a whole range of wildfowl, fish, feathered and furred game at home.
As we know game has been steadily increasing with popularity, with both Marks and Spencer’s and Waitrose reporting a rise in sales year on year. Cooks concerned with the provenance of their food and looking for something healthy and sustainable are now turning to game as it is free-range, naturally lean, low in fat and cholesterol and full of iron. It’s also incredibly versatile which makes it very easy to combine with different flavours and textures.
Phil’s inventive and internationally influenced dishes cover everything from Grilled Pheasant with Mango and Mint Dressing, Spiced Pigeon with Green Lentils and Potted Duck with Spiced Pears to Chunky Braised Boar with Smoked Ham, Japanese Mirin Salmon and Pan-Fried Sea Trout with Warm Tomato Fondue Sauce, while Simon guides you through the skills and techniques needed to create everything from Cold Smoked Air Dried Venison Haunch, Spiced Hare and White Chocolate Salami to Smoked Goose Bresaola. For the more adventurous, there is even a fascinating chapter on less familiar game, such as moose, ostrich and squirrel.
Phil said ‘I wanted to bring a modern twist to game cooking which I hope will inspire people to try and cook game. For those who already cook game hopefully it will bring some fresh ideas as game is so incredibly versatile and you can attach any flavour you like to it’.
Simon said ‘I love working with game and we have started making some great products such as Salami’s and Chorizo it is very easy to do which hopefully I have shown in the book and people will have a go’
This gorgeous book is complete with stunning location photography making Game a perfect addition to every food lover’s bookshelf and something to treasure through the game season and beyond.
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