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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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30 May 2018

Treat yourself to pudding!

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

Brown Cow Yoghurt

Brown Cow Organics Jersey milk yoghurt from Somerset is the latest addition to our chiller ...
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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...
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15 May 2018

Free Range Pork

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

The art of smoking

Wild Smoked was born in Cornwall in 2016 and is the brainchild of Ross Waters, who began sm...
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26 Mar 2018

Meat Sheet No. 4 – Sausages with Attitude

At BFS, we’ve always taken our sausages very seriously. Traditionally, apart from black and...
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14 Mar 2018

Meet the butchers

We thought we’d introduce you to a few of our butchery team to celebrate National Butchers ...
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13 Mar 2018

Spring wine offer

There’s a fair bit of Petit Verdot in this month’s selection. If you’re unfamiliar with it,...
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13 Mar 2018

Guilt free Easter eggs

If you feel guilty about indulging in too much chocolate at Easter our range of eggs might ...
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13 Mar 2018

Being realistic about bacon

I’m probably shooting myself in the foot drawing attention to ‘Yes, bacon really is killing...
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12 Mar 2018

Meat Sheet No. 3 – Lamb Shoulder Steaks

Lamb shoulder is generally acknowledged to be sweeter and tastier than leg. The downside is...
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28 Feb 2018

Why slow bread is better

We often hear people say they don’t eat bread because they are trying to be healthy, lose w...
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26 Feb 2018

Meat Sheet No. 2 – Shin of Beef

Proper shin comes from the foreleg but, in practise, ‘leg’ from the bottom of the hind leg ...
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15 Feb 2018

Two very different Bakewells

The news is full of links between so called ‘ultra-processed’ food and cancer, with another...
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14 Feb 2018

Hodmedod’s are here

Hodmedod is an east Anglian dialect word, used to mean hedgehog in Norfolk and snail in Suf...
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