The Field

The Field
Local butchers

Huge pressure for low prices and uniformity, alongside bureaucracy, has seen the close of many local butchers and abattoirs. Tim Field considers how the current situation could be improved –…

Grouse stroganoff

Philippa Davis’ grouse stroganoff gets leftover game out of the freezer and onto the table. If you don’t have any grouse left, partridge or pheasant work just as well. Remember,…

Alfa Romeo Stelvio

If you can live without noise-based nostalgia, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio is an SUV that was worth the wait, says Charlie Flindt. For more on Alfa Romeo, read Charlie Flindt’s…

Partridge hot pot

Philippa Davis’ partridge hot pot is wonderfully warming, and a great way to clear an overstuffed freezer.  Save for when you are making supper in rush – as it is…

Best gundog coat colour

The best gundog coat colour is a complicated matter. Is your pup chocolate or liver? Yellow or golden? David Tomlinson weighs up showing and working preferences as he consults the…

Louise Farmer

Louise Farmer spent her childhood assisting her part-time gamekeeper father. Today as a regional officier at BASC, she hopes to educate the next generation and inspire more lady guns to…

Pheasant Keralan curry

Philippa Davis’ pheasant Keralan curry makes for a wonderfully warming supper. Delve into the freezer for this one, as it uses all of the meat and save the carcass for…

Mazda 6 Tourer

Charlie Flindt finds himself impressed by the Mazda 6 Tourer, even recreating some of the thrills of the MX-5. But what is pleasing to the eye turned out to be…

Partridge fideuà

Try something different with your brace by giving a Valencian dish a game twist. Philippa Davis’ partridge fideuà is perfect for a nourishing winter feast. Partridge is a super bird…