“There is scarcely anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse, and sell a little more cheaply. The person who buys on price alone is this man’s lawful prey”.
John Ruskin 1819-1900
When done well, a butchers produce is some of the finest produce around, made with skill, care and attention to detail by a craftsman. But like most wonderful foods in this world, it can be taken by those less interested in eating quality (more driven by profit) and made into an inferior commodity with little regard for the end product.
I believe we make some of the best sausage and pork products available. A true British sausage is light with a smooth texture, containing pork from locally reared, high welfare livestock, well seasoned and with an amount of bread rusk that gives us the desired texture and flavour.
This is our philosophy, sausage, bacon, hams, black puddings & pies made by true professionals, interested in respecting the raw material and producing artisanal fayre.
The Q Guild represents the finest quality independent meat retailers in Britain.
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DIRECT FROM DAVID
Posted 26 February 2015
There are so many ways of roasting and here I am adding just another piece of advice. It’s the question we behind the butcher’s counter get asked the most, ‘how long should I cook this?’ The standard reply from my apprentice days by George, my now long departed boss was, ‘give it 20 minutes per [...]
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Posted 15 September 2014
There are dozens, possibly hundreds of styles of ham throughout the world, ranging from the prosciutto, Serrano style hams which are sliced very thinly and served just as it is, cured but not cooked, to the Wiltshire or Country hams which are cooked and served hot or cold. All the hams were created for the [...]
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Posted 17 July 2014
Recently I had the honour and pleasure of captaining the British Butchery Team in the second Tri-Nations Butchery challenge. This event pits 6 of the best butchers from Australia, New Zealand and Great Britain, in a 2 hour competition where they cut and display 1 lamb and a side of beef per team, in such [...]
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