Chef and Country Life contributor Mark Hix has produced a booklet of seasonal game recipe ideas for the Countryside Alliance’s Game-to-Eat campaign.

Mr Hix’s booklet includes a step-by-step guide on producing dishes such as roast partridge with mushrooms and autumn greens or braised venison with carrots. The recipes are all taken from his new book, British Seasonal Food. ‘Game is the perfect example of seasonal food at its best,’ comments Mr Hix. ‘Although, rather like fish, game often scares the hell out of the general public, because we are sometimes just not quite sure what to do with it.’
 
Alexia Robinson of Game-to-Eat adds: ‘We have been producing an annual recipe booklet for several years now and they have become hugely popular; many butchers regard the annual Game-to-Eat recipe booklet and posters as essential point-of-sale material that help them increase sales of game year on year.

‘We all know the health benefits of game, and that eating seasonally is the right choice for the environment, but it’s the great taste that is really behind game’s popularity right now. Hopefully Mark’s recipes will inspire many to try game and see what they have been missing.’

Recipes from the booklet can be downloaded from www.gametoeat.co.uk. Shoots selling game direct can order copies of the booklet to support their sales next season—email info@gametoeat.co.uk

For more Mark Hix advice and recipes, visit www.countrylife.co.uk

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