Posts Tagged ‘butchery’

Hobbs House Visit

hobbs house goodies

On a recent visit to family in the Cotswolds we decided to head to Chipping Sodbury, which was close for some provisions, knowing that “The Fabulous Baker Brothers” Tom and Henry Herbert had their shops here, naturally we headed straight for here, but it was great to see other great shops in this delightful town.

I was very impressed with the range of lovely goodies on offer in both the butchery and bakery, the butchery had well aged meat and game, was well presented and looked very tempting, I bought some stunning Tolouse sausages, which were well flavoured with herbs and garlic and made with quality pork, and a Scotch Egg, that although looked good I was a little disappointed with to be honest, the egg was cooked perfectly, but I found the sausagemeat a bit on the dry side and the crumb coating had parted company with the sausagemeat.

In the bakery we were tempted by a beautiful French style loaf, some treacle tarts, and a lardy cake (which didn’t make it back far enough for the photo), the loaf was fantastic, with a crisp crust and soft crumb and was perfect for a sausage sandwich using the tolouse sausages and lashings of mustard. The treacle tarts were lovely and moist without being too sweet, and the lardy cake was stunning, it took me back to how these cakes used to be when I was a child and before the health police ruined them.

A real treat, and certainly worth paying a visit if you’re in the area.

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Grillstock 2011

I’m away with work at the moment, but really looking forward to going to Grillstock on the Harbourside in  Bristol when i get back next week. It’s the weekend 2nd/3rd July.

http://grillstock.co.uk/

I butchered a whole pig from the smallholder Pitmans Farm over the road from me last week, and so am looking to garnering some new ideas for cooking meat at the festival, and enjoying eating some serious meat while there. 

Was quite an experience learning the butchery, how far i’ve come from my vegetarian days. It gives a real understanding of the differing cuts of meat, and best ideas on cooking them, i’d reccomend it for any serious carnivores out there.

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Making simple food great, and great food right.

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UK BBQ Review

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The Munch and Tattle

A Blog About Food (Mostly BBQ and Grill): Trying everything once and telling you all about it. Good or bad! Blogging from areas around Newport and Cardiff, South Wales.

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Cornelius Veakins

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CountryWoodSmoke

British BBQ- Cooking outdoors whatever the weather

Country Skills for Modern Life

Some of the cool and useful food, craft and sustainability skills that your grandparents knew, but probably didn't teach you!

GourmetGloucestershireGirl

An exploration of all things foodie in Gloucestershire!

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Running Buffet

One man's quest to exercise enough so that he can eat all of the good things that exist in the world

The Knight of the Round Table

Musings and recipes from my kitchen to yours

Jack Knight Cooks

From My Kitchen to Yours

Whisked Away Bakery

Blue sky baking

BUTTER WOULDN'T MELT

Stories from the hearth

The BBQ World of mrdodd

Making simple food great, and great food right.

Bathrooms, Kitchens and Bedrooms

Devon based bathroom installations

UK BBQ Review

UK BBQ Review site

The Munch and Tattle

A Blog About Food (Mostly BBQ and Grill): Trying everything once and telling you all about it. Good or bad! Blogging from areas around Newport and Cardiff, South Wales.

bake affairs

Bridget`s Bakery Blog

Cornelius Veakins

Outdoor BBQ Chef

CountryWoodSmoke

British BBQ- Cooking outdoors whatever the weather

Country Skills for Modern Life

Some of the cool and useful food, craft and sustainability skills that your grandparents knew, but probably didn't teach you!

GourmetGloucestershireGirl

An exploration of all things foodie in Gloucestershire!

Hunting chef William Alldis shows you how to live off the land and create mouthwatering recipes for peanuts! Grow it, forage it, kill it, cook it and enjoy it.

Running Buffet

One man's quest to exercise enough so that he can eat all of the good things that exist in the world

The Knight of the Round Table

Musings and recipes from my kitchen to yours