07 Nov 2018

Meat Sheet no.18 Pheasant

Harvest is in, the clocks have changed and salads, picnics and outdoor dining are over for ...
22 Oct 2018

Stop picking on farmers

Does anyone else feel that since the release a few week’s ago of the UN Intergovernme...
22 Oct 2018

Meat Sheet no. 17 Ben’s Farm Shop breakfast sausages

If there’s a dish, For which I wish More frequent than the rest, If there’s a f...
28 Sep 2018

Meat Sheet no.16 Mutton (dressed as mutton) – growing old gracefully

With Prince Charles, Hugh FW and any number of of famous chefs among its members , the mutt...
12 Sep 2018

Meat Sheet no. 15 Organic Beef Mince

We’ve gone about as simple as we can this time – with our organic minced beef. ...
16 Aug 2018

Meat Sheet no.14 Leg of Lamb – fast or slow?

Seems, very much, to be the culinary meat question of our time. When peripatetic charcuteri...
30 Jul 2018

Meat Sheet no. 13 – beef topside for the Summer

It was only a couple of months ago that we did beef topside but although the sun had starte...
26 Jul 2018

Meat Sheet no.12 – Shoulder of Pork

If Coleman’s is the mustard the British Empire was built on, shoulder of pork has a s...
02 Jul 2018

Meat sheet No. 11 – Ben’s Farm Shop gammon

Over my years behind the butcher’s counter there have been many a time I’ve been asked what...
15 Jun 2018

Meat sheet No. 10 – Chicken Breast Fillet

Meat cut of the week – chicken breast fillet Chicken breast fillet might be the nation’s fa...
06 Jun 2018

Tapas To Go!

We’ve been having a bit of a refurb at the Wine & Tapas Bar to make the two upsta...
04 Jun 2018

Meat Sheet No. 9 – Leg of Lamb

We all know where leg of lamb comes from, what it looks like and, probably, how to cook it ...
30 May 2018

Treat yourself to pudding!

Still smarting from a ‘and don’t bother to ask for pudding’ review on the...
21 May 2018

Meat Sheet No. 8 – Beef Chuck for the BBQ

Chuck, normally sold as braising steak, is the group of muscles around the shoulder, to the...
15 May 2018

Free Range Pork

As the well informed and Radio 4 farming programme listeners (not necessarily the same thin...
15 May 2018

Raise a glass of English Fizz

There’s a bit of a do on this weekend – we’ll be open as usual for celebrators ...
08 May 2018

Meat Sheet No. 7 – Pork Tenderloin

When I started up back in the Jurassic age, pork tenderloin/fillet was all the rage. Chefs ...
21 Apr 2018

Meat Sheet No. 6 – Beef Topside

Coming up to St George’s Day (April 23rd) and British Beef Week (23rd-30th April) we though...
06 Apr 2018

Meat Sheet No. 5 – Porking out

Leg of pork is something of an anomaly. Somehow, it has become the nation’s favourite pork ...
03 Apr 2018

Aloe Vera is here

New in at our Staverton and Yealmpton shops are fresh aloe vera leaves! Put some natural sk...
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