Time For A Meat Revolution!
May 17th, 2012
Hands up who’s watching the Great British Menu..
Well it’s no surprise that at WG HQ we can’t get enough of it.
All that scrummy food makes our mouths water and belly’s swell with pride that local meats are being celebrated in the most delish way possible.
And, these top chefs are cooking their socks off to be a part of a spectacular Olympic banquet – seriously if you haven’t watched it get on iPlayer and catch up – it’s intense!
What’s surprising, or rather shocking, is despite all those tasty programmes encouraging us cooking mortals to pick up that spatula and give it a bash, UK peeps are still buying TV dinners and microwavable meats.
But, what about the good stuff? Like all the delights our fab butchers hand cut every day for you, our lovely customers.
Sure, it may take longer than 3 minutes in a category E, but cooking a dinner from scratch results in tastier and, dare I say it, healthier grub!
With the 19th May being Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day, we say ‘Stand Up For Real Meat’!
After all, this day is the chance for people who love real food to inspire and promote better grub to those who don’t like cooking so much.
In prep for the festivities, here are some of our fave meaty Brit dishes we know you can buy at the shops in dreaded plastic packaging, but really, everyone should know how to make:
- Beef Wellington – Juicy beef encased in a mushroom filled golden pastry. This Brit classic is especially scrummy when made with our Great British Hereford Fillet. It has all the pomp and circumstance we Brits love and it’s not as scary to make as you think!
- Cottage Pie – not to be mistaken for Shepherd’s Pie, the ‘C’ one contains Beef Mince. It’s Brit comfort food at its best, especially when our ‘summer’ is more like a slightly drier version of winter! Try making it with a bottle of Guinness to give it extra punch.
- Roast Chicken Dinner – There’s nothing like Mum’s Roast Chicken Dinner, despite all the celeb chefs claiming they know better – take Heston, he tells us to brine the bird a whole day before we roast it, how time consuming! But the fact remains Mum’s know best and theirs beat all the rest, but buy a fresh bird like our Corn Fed Chicken for a real treat.
These 3 sum up Great British cooking at its, well, greatest, but there are loads of traditional dishes across the UK you should try.
So, this week, why not spend less time scouring the aisles for ready meals and a little more time in the kitchen conjuring some Great British classics like our Tasty Toad In The Hole and tell us about it on Facebook..
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