A fun afternoon talking about meat!

When I decided to start eating meat after being a vegetarian for 14 years, becoming more understanding of the process whereby my meat ends up on my plate was a conscious part of my deal to start eating meat again.

I truly believe the relationship you build up between where you source your meat from, will enable you to obtain the best quality meat for your money, and this is why I am such a strong believer in using good quality but cheaper cuts of meat, and why I feel it is such a good idea to build a good relationship with your local butcher.

One of the great traditional butchers we are blessed with in Devon is Gerald David and Family Master Butchers which I regularly get some of their high welfare meat from, as they are happy to help with more unusual cuts required for BBQ and hot smoking.

I noticed a few days ago that they are running an afternoon Healthy Eating Masterclass for free…i’ll say that again…for FREE…..

Sounds like a good deal to me!

I went along this afternoon not sure what it would be like, but I had a really entertaining couple of hours with some lovely tasters.

Paul the demonstrator was very knowledgeable and entertaining, and gave some great ideas on using some of the wonderful cheaper cuts you can get, such as bone in shin of beef, and showed how to joint a rabbit for a casserole, and very topically discussed Rose Veal and how we should all be eating it, with a mouth watering marinated veal steak for us to taste.

There’s 3 more courses in their westcountry stores throughout February, so if you want to have an entertaining afternoon and get the chance to learn more about some quality meat and some ideas for cooking it then head along to the link above for details.

Note. This is not intended to be an advert, I strongly believe that supporting our traditional local butchers is the way to ensuring that we eat good quality meat.

2 responses to this post.

  1. Exactly on both counts!
    Most people are surprised when they hear that. But I’m certainly someone who likes to do things properly.
    Cheers
    Marcus

    Reply

  2. I’m completely with you on that – we definitely should support butchers before all their skills are lost to packaged meat in the supermarkets!

    I can’t believe you were vegetarian for 14 years… you seem to be making up for lost time 😉

    Reply

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