Mutton…tough as old boots? Not necessarily. Depends on a) who’s cooking it and b) who’s supplied it, read on.
Yesterday the Monkfish attended a ‘Mutton vs Lamb’ masterclass hosted by various lovely people including Sascha Grierson (the supplier – from Hugh Grierson’s organic farm) and Neil Forbes (the chef) brought together by Slow Foods Edinburgh in the cosy surroundings of Cafe St Honore.
To the uninitiated ‘mutton’ is a very under used product which, as I was to find out yesterday, is a crying shame as the flavours and texture and intensity of the meat is a delight for any chef to work with. To begin the masterclass Neil and Sascha talked us through the differences between lamb and mutton.
To begin, a few facts. Continue reading
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Tagged cafe st honore, Hugh Grierson, Hugh Grierson's Organic Butchers, Lamb, Masterclass, Mutton, Mutton hotpot, Neil Forbes, organic butcher, organic farming, Queen of Puddings, Slow Food, Slow Food Edinburgh
Hopefully you’ve just clicked on and watched the lovely cartoon above and it’s struck a chord? Mymonkfish has long been a supporter of all things ‘local’ and I think this film comes up with new ideas for how people can do that.
Mymonkfish is as guilty as the rest of us when it comes to supermarket shopping but recently here at Monkfish Castle we have been trying really hard to shop more locally. One or our top fave foodie destinations is ‘Earthy Foods‘ (might have mentioned that before)….yes, you’ll find it more expensive than ‘Tesco’s’ but blimey, what top quality produce we’ve been buying. And the taste!! Our veg shop the other day included the most delicious tomatoes courtesy of Phantassie Organic and the most delicious steak that we’ve ever tasted (cooked to perfection by Ms. monkfish I hasten to add). Shout out to Hugh Grierson’s organic butchery based at Earthy Foods in Edinburgh.
Mymonkfish is very passionate about this subject, more and more we want to know where our food is coming from. At the same time we don’t want to preach to the converted…….as monkfish fans you’ll know that ‘artisan’, ‘organic’ and ‘local’ are our values and we are very passionate about them. The more mymonkfish evolves on this whirlwind culinary adventure the more important these values are becoming. Let’s keep our farmers in business and try to buy ‘local’ whenever possible.
Right, soapbox away, time for dinner! Mr Predictable, get those chicken kiev’s in 😉 (I know you’ve all got enough intelligence to know I’m joking….he is partial to the odd Frey Bentos though, yikes, must put a stop to that….)
If this is important to you too please leave a comment below, we’d love to hear your thoughts.
You might also like to visit these sites:
Edinburgh Community Food
Fife diet, think global eat local
Posted in artisan, edinburgh, in the kitchen, local, organic, out of the kitchen
Tagged artisan, blasda, Earthy Foods, Earthy Foods Ratcliffe Terrace, edinburgh, edinburgh community food, Farmigo, fife diet, Hugh Grierson, Hugh Grierson's Organic Butchers, local, nourish, organic, Phantassie Organic, Phantassie Organic Veg Boxes, shop local, steak