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How Covid-19 is affecting our meat eating habits

How Covid-19 is affecting our meat eating habits

The national lockdown has brought sweeping and dramatic changes to everybody’s lives - the most draconian that many of us have ever experienced. This has brought about an according change in the way we live, and specifically the way we eat. According to a recent article in the Telegraph, spending...

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Choosing the best meat for your Christmas dinner

Choosing the best meat for your Christmas dinner

‘Tis the season to start sharpening your knives and preparing your butcher shop for the Christmas rush! You’ll likely have already started planning your seasonal offerings and organising deliveries with local farmers. In Lancashire, we’re a bit spoiled for choice when it comes to selecting great meat to have as...

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How-to select the best cuts for a meat pie

How-to select the best cuts for a meat pie

Meat pies are a staple food in the North of England particularly in the harvest months where you might even be lucky enough to find a venison pie on the menu. Traditionally, Lancashire is a hearty meat and potato pie region and we’ve got a large selection of independent pie...

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How to help your customers choose the best steak

How to help your customers choose the best steak

When it comes to choosing the best steak, not every customer knows exactly what they want. That’s one of the key reasons they’ll be at the butcher’s counter - they’ll be relying on you to advise them! Therefore, as we’ve covered previously, you’ll need to know the answers to questions...

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Are burger presses really worth it?

Are burger presses really worth it?

Burgers, hot dogs and food like them tend to see their heaviest consumption in the sunny barbecue weather of our summer months, but don't write them off just because the weather's cooled off - they’re pretty popular options all year round! Handmade burgers are often an enjoyable challenge for aspiring...

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Cooking delicious food 4th July style

In America thousands of people will be preparing spectacular dishes to serve for the 4th July celebrations. There are plenty of tasty recipes that are cooked in America during the 4th July that are delicious and can be made in the UK during the summer. These are two American style...

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How to throw a great summer BBQ

Despite the fact the British summer is short and sweet the British people know how to celebrate it when it does come around. If you have decided to organise a BBQ this summer, plan something extra special by going above and beyond this year. Here are five tips on how...

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Cheesy mince pasta bake dish students should try

If you are considering going to university this year and have already decided what course and university you are going for, chances are you are already aware of the stereotypes of the pot noodle and beans diet, where students have been unable to cook for themselves and end up living...

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The History Of The Hamburger

When you ask people what they think of when you mention American cuisine, the most popular answer in the hamburger. It has now become a highly popular dish in its own right in Britain. But what is the history of this food icon?

The first mention of a burger in history is in the time of Genghis Khan and his Mongol riders, the Golden Horde as they conquered village after village across Asia. The riders stashed the raw meat under their saddles before riding. After they had ridden each day, the pounded meat would be tender enough to eat raw. So the Golden Horde conquered Asia by eating hamburgers.

The next evolution of the hamburger in history didn’t come until around five hundred years later. In the book The art of Cookery, Made Plain and Easy by Hannah Glasse names the prototype for the hamburger the Hamburg Sausage. The recipe says the minced beef be seasoned with suet, pepper, gloves, nutmeg, garlic, wine vinegar, bay salt, red wine and rum. The Hamburg Sausage should then be smoked in the chimney for a week before being eaten.
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Easter Meals For The Family

 

Easter is only a few weeks away and that long Bank Holiday weekend is a chance to spend it with your family, eating glorious food. Here are just a couple suggested meals you could try to spoil your family and friends with.

Slow cooked Greek roast lamb

First why not try this delicious Greek Lamb slowly cooked to roast.

Start with a 2 ½ kg leg of lamb, a kg of Cypriot potatoes, 140g of Greek Kalkidis and three lemons cut into quarters.
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