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Best Christmas puddings

Preparing the festive feast can be stressful for even the most experienced country cook. So it’s best to know when to opt for shop-bought. If you missed Stir-Up Sunday this…

Log from the black forest

If you are among figgy pudding nay-sayers this Christmas, don’t let them go hungry. Philippa Davis’ log from the black forest is a traditional chocolate yule log with a black…

Best Christmas turkeys

The shop shelves may be laden with them, but picking out the best Christmas turkey will make your festive feast one to remember. Choose from The Field’s pick of the…

How to name a gundog

The name of your shooting companion deserves a certain amount of thought. Human names, gunmakers and gamebirds are all popular choices, though each have their pitfalls. Follow David Tomlinson’s advice…

Partridge, parsnip, sweet onion and gruyere crostata

Add game to your festive spread with Philippa Davis’ partridge, parsnip, sweet onion and gruyere crostata. This crown-like tart will look positively majestic on the Christmas table. And it’s a…

Philippa Holland

Often seen riding sidesaddle in the hunting field, when Philippa Holland discovered you can only ride astride in point-to-points she decided to create a race of her own. The Dianas…

Stir-Up Sunday

With Advent fast approaching, we must first wield the wood spoon and gather the troops to stir. Homemade Christmas puddings can be a fiercely protected family tradition, but their popularity…

7 best game recipes

Great British Game Week is back and bigger than ever. Now in it’s fourth year, BASC’s Taste of Game and the Countryside Alliance’s Game to Eat are joining forces once…