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How to make Salt Beef at home

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The best salt beef sandwich I’ve ever tasted was from the Birley Salt Beef Bar in London’s Canary Wharf, where I worked a few years ago. It stuck in my memory … Continue reading

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Rose Veal Escalopes with Creamy Bacon-Mushroom Sauce

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I’ve signed up to Alternative Meats’ ‘Gourmet Surprise Box’ which, for £25 per month, supplies me with a box of meaty goodies to inspire my cooking. The latest box contained a wild … Continue reading

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Atul Kochhar’s Pigeon Breasts Stir-Fried with Chillies and Garlic

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I’ve signed up to Alternative Meats’ ‘Gourmet Surprise Box’ which, for £25 per month, supplies me with a box of meaty goodies to inspire my cooking. The latest box contained a wild … Continue reading

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Wild Rabbit Confit with 30 Cloves of Garlic and Rosemary

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I love surprises and I love a challenge – especially of the gastronomic variety. So when I’m presented with new ingredients, I go into Ready, Steak…Cook mode to see what … Continue reading

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Rare Breeds Steak Challenge: Welsh Wagyu Sirloin

Welsh Wagyu Beef

I’ve written many times about the glories of wagyu beef – the deeply marbled, super-juicy, ultra-tasty meat of the Japanese kobe cattle. The most glorious of the genre is said … Continue reading

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Rare Beef Salad with African Chilli Coconut Relish

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I bought this Bim’s Kitchen African Chilli Coconut Relish at a farmers’ market recently not really knowing what to expect, but it is delicious. It’s made with lots of coconut, … Continue reading

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Taste Challenge: Camel Rib-Eye Steak vs Beef Rib-Eye Steak

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    I’ve often read that when VIPs visit the Middle East they are served camel by their hosts.  Aside from the obvious joke (that I’ve made too many times) … Continue reading

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Springbok Fillet wrapped in Parma Ham with Port & Cranberry Sauce

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Springbok fillet has to be the most tender cut of meat I’ve ever tasted. It has the texture of pate and the taste of a mild venison. Utterly delicious. For … Continue reading

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Exotic Meats’ Taste Challenge: Wildebeest Fillet Steak Salad with Four-Spiced Chilli Oil

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To give you an idea of how tasty this Wildebeest Fillet Steak was, I asked my wife halfway through our meal what she thought of the meat.  “Delicious,” she said. … Continue reading

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Kangaroo Medallions with Tarragon & Mustard Sauce

Kangaroo tournedos with Tarragon & Mustard Sauce

In Australia, kangaroos are not domesticated for farming but instead range freely on grazing land before being harvested for their meat. The finer cuts – fillet, loin, rump – can … Continue reading

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Exotic Meats Taste Test: Kid Goat Steaks with Pepper and Feta Cous Cous

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Kid goat is not as exotic as some of the meats I’ll be trying during this Exotic Meats Taste Test challenge, but nevertheless, it’s a meat I’ve never tried before. … Continue reading

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Exotic Meats Taste Test: Zebra Fillet Steaks with Teriyaki Sauce and Coconut Rice

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Today, I have earned my gastronomical stripes – by cooking and eating zebra. And very delicious it was too. This is the opening chapter of a culinary quest to broaden … Continue reading

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