1. A Burger A Day...Keeps You Happy

    A Burger A Day...Keeps You Happy

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    Having gone through a sodden and damp start to the year, the recent glorious weather sort of caught everyone on the hop last week. Collective shrieks about shaving legs, sorting out toenails and and ironing string vests were de rigueur over at T&G HQ. But this is what comes of wearing layers and layers, for long periods of time. One...
  2. How to bone out a leg of lamb (and stuff it)

    How to bone out a leg of lamb (and stuff it)

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    One of the dilemmas when cooking a beautiful joint like a leg of lamb, is whether to roast it with the bone intact. Or to remove the bone entirely and roll or butterfly. The former is a chef's preference because the bone helps to prevent the meat from drying out and adds an extra element of flavour. But unless you...
  3. Meet the Butcher: Ricardo Rodrigues-Farinha

    Meet the Butcher: Ricardo Rodrigues-Farinha

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    Last but certainly not least, here comes Ricardo Rodrigues-Farinha, to give us his views and opinions on the world of butchery for National Butchers' Week. Providing the backbone of the team, Ricardo is usually the first one into the shop, to start setting everything up for the day. Coming from South Africa, he obviously knows a thing or two about...
  4. Meet the Butcher: Sophie Cumber

    Meet the Butcher: Sophie Cumber

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    Continuing on with our introduction to the T&G team during National Butchers' Week, next up is Sophie Cumber. Who not only works in the shop but also runs our Butchery Classes in the evenings and takes care of customer relations. AND you may well have seen Sophie in action at Meatopia, as she often takes centre stage in The...
  5. Meet the Butcher: John Darling-Nash

    Meet the Butcher: John Darling-Nash

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    As part of National Butchers' Week, we decided that you should get to know some of the T&G team. The people who work hard behind the counter and down in the chillers, to deliver our aged steaks, our quality joints and a level of service that we believe, is unparalleled. You only have to wander in to see this in...
  6. The View From The Butcher's Block - Why You Should Use Your Local Butcher

    The View From The Butcher's Block - Why You Should Use Your Local Butcher

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    This week is National Butcher’s Week, so I wanted to outline some of the reasons why buying from your local butchers is always going to be best. Firstly, what is most apparent is the service. Yes, you can visit the butchery counter in a supermarket, but the experience will never be the same. Training as a butcher in a...
  7. How to...Spatchcock a Chicken (with a recipe on the side)

    How to...Spatchcock a Chicken (with a recipe on the side)

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    Having had a bit of a brainstorm at T&G Towers, we've decided that it was high time we showed you a few tricks of the trade. Special customer requests, both online and in the shop, are not unusual and we are always more than happy to oblige. However, there are some things that you can do at home and once...
  8. Ultimate Comfort Foods - #5 Braised Scrag of Lamb with Yeasted Cauliflower and Caramelised Shallots

    Ultimate Comfort Foods - #5 Braised Scrag of Lamb with Yeasted Cauliflower and Caramelised Shallots

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    This is the last in our series of 'Ultimate Comfort Foods' for the blog. Well, for the time being anyway. Now that we are speeding towards spring, we've got all sorts of ideas in the pipeline. With nods towards the quicker, more vibrant style of cooking that you associate with longer days and the arrival of blossom and greenery. So more cooking...
  9. Cow Meets Lobster In a Galician Love Affair With A Sticky Ending

    Cow Meets Lobster In a Galician Love Affair With A Sticky Ending

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    As we head out of the doldrums of a quiet and staid January, no doubt many of you are looking forward to spicing things up a bit, to warm the ol' cockles and bring a bit of luuurve to proceedings. Especially with Valentines Day on the horizon. Cynical hearts will, of course, rubbish the notion of doing something romantic on...
  10. Ultimate Comfort Foods - #4 Richard H. Turner's Braised Pigs Cheeks Picante

    Ultimate Comfort Foods - #4 Richard H. Turner's Braised Pigs Cheeks Picante

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    Over the years, many cuts of meat have come through via restaurants or to the kitchen table, having previously spent a long time in the wilderness, only to be thrust suddenly into the limelight. The classic example is the lamb shank. Shunned for years, it laboured on with the stigma of being a relatively poor piece of meat, both in quality...
  11. 5 Tips for Surviving Veganuary

    5 Tips for Surviving Veganuary

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    In the immortal and slightly paraphrased words of John Lennon, another year is now over and a new one has just begun. Yes, January 2018 is here and as a result, a lot of you right now will be carrying out resolutions, making small lifestyle changes and heading into uncharted territories. Many of you may even be having a crack...
  12. Richard H. Turner's Potted Meats and Cowboy Cassoulet

    Richard H. Turner's Potted Meats and Cowboy Cassoulet

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    It's 'Betwixtmas' folks! That odd, no-mans land period between Christmas Day and New Years Eve. Where a large proportion of us will be staggering back to work. Or ruminating indoors, in dressing gown and slippers. Or getting things totally mixed up and doing both. Yes, Betwixtmas is a time of confusion and if you have no clue as to what...