The Field

Resize top hats

How to resize top hats is handy knowledge if you’re fortunate enough to have inherited one. No need to squeeze your head into one or risk the embarrassment of it…

Queen's birthday parade

The Queen’s Birthday Parade may happen every June but there is no doubt that this year’s Trooping the Colour will be a historical moment. Roger Field meets the men and…

Best simulated shoots

The best simulated shoots are the only way to stay sharp through the long summer months. Whether you need a pre-season warm-up, want to tidy up your moves or just…

Rook shooting

Rook shooting was once a traditional part of the country calendar but rook pies are no longer a regular in the country kitchen’s oven. Armed with .22 air rifles and…

Rook pie

Rook pie is widely thought to be the infamous nursey rhyme’s “four-and-twenty blackbirds baked in a pie”. Rather than the popular garden songster filling the pastry crust, it is thought…

The Field June 2016

The Field & Country Fair – 10-12 June at Cornbury Park – join us there; gun engravers – exquisite skill on extraordinary objects; the best shooting coats – which ones…

Asparagus and gruyere souffle

Asparagus and gruyere souffle is an impressive starter and makes great use of our home-grown asparagus, which is currently in season and absolutely delicious. If you aren’t confident enough to…

Dacia Duster Commercial

The Dacia Duster Commercial could fill the hole in the market left by Land Rover Defenders. It may feel a bit inexpensive but as a basic, medium-sized, off-roading van, Charlie…

Macnab top tips

Lady Luck has a starring role in any sporting endeavour that involves wild quarry but the Macnab top tips will skew her grace in your favour. Fate and good fortune…

Plaice with ras el hanout and roasted asparagus

Plaice with ras el hanout and roasted asparagus is a fresh spring supper perfect for warm evenings. If plaice isn’t your favourite, salmon and hake are also really good at…