Pulled spiced wild duck

While the weather is still warm it’s time to enjoy early-season shoot lunches on the hill. Philippa Davis’ pulled spiced wild duck with beetroot, pomegranate molasses and cumin coleslaw perfectly…

Show-bred gundogs

The rules of the gundog world stipulate that if you want a good shooting dog, you must buy a puppy from working-bred stock. But David Tomlinson finds that show-bred gundogs…

Zara Tindall

Growing up surrounded by horses, a career in eventing was perhaps the natural progression for Zara Tindall. From a good grounding at Pony Club to second place in her first…

Crispy buttermilk fried partridge

Make use of the last of the summer produce for your first game suppers of the season. Tomatoes are at their best now, and the first partridges are tender and…

Sir Edwin Landseer

The Monarch of the Glen has been secured for the nation and is setting off on a tour of Scotland. But the painting by Sir Edwin Landseer remains as controversial…

Top 10 best grouse recipes

The grouse season is well underway and the freezer is probably pretty well stocked already. Roast grouse is as much a part of the season as the pheasants come October,…

Grooming a spaniel

Grooming a spaniel properly is essential, as their long hair will coat the carpet and attract and trap dirt on a shoot day. David Tomlinson has taken radical action and…

Blackcurrant clafoutis

Forget the traditional clafoutis with black cherries and try this blackcurrant variety. This fruity, French baked dessert is perfectly “non eggy”, so you can really enjoy the tartness of the…