The Field is a monthly glossy dedicated to those brave souls who shoot, fish and hunt way beyond the call of duty. Since 1853, its staff has selflessly brought its readers the cream of rural life, be it pheasant shooting, dry-fly fishing or the distinct merits of Cheval Blanc. If you love fieldsports, errant terriers and very foxy friends at hunt balls, The Field is for you.

How to make carnation vodka

Once you have mastered the standard hedgerow tipples, it is time to look beyond sloe gin and damson vodka. Consider something a little more unusual for next season’s hipflask. Carnation…

Claire Sadler

Having grown up with a love for the outdoors, Claire Sadler is now BASC’s first female vice-chairman and passionate about encouraging the next generation into the field. For more sporting…

Pigeon pie

For some proper comfort food, try Drew Ackroyd’s recipe for pigeon pie. It is fantastically hearty and the filling can be made with whatever you have in the fridge. No…

How to clean velvet slippers

Velvet slippers are an essential for staying at home in style. If you have inherited a pair that require some TLC, do not leave them to fester in the attic…

Best fishing books

It is tricky to choose the best fishing books. There are the classics that are no longer considered essential fare, while others remain in constant demand. Keith Elliot selects the…

Grow chillies

Chillies are simple to grow yourself at home – and there are over two hundred varieties to choose from. Plus they can be used far beyond curry. Add fire and…

Rook shooting

It was once a traditional part of the country calendar, but organised rook shooting has fallen from favour – and rook pie is even rarer. David Pilkington heads out with…