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…

Luci Maclaren

Luci Maclaren uses a unique, contemporary style to paint traditional sporting scenes. Having impressed her family and gone down a storm in the Shires, she is now the Belvoir Castle…

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

Advent is fast approaching. But first we must wield the wooden spoon and gather the troops to stir. A family Christmas pudding recipe can be a fiercely protected tradition, but…

Browning B15 20-bore D grade

New to the famous gunmaker’s stable and hotly anticipated, Michael Yardley is impressed by the Browning B15 20-bore D grade. Visually attractive and finished to a high standard, it would…

Christmas gift guide for women

The Field’s Christmas gift guide for women and home has the perfect present for every sporting Diana and country household on your list. From stylish field attire to sporting serving…

A cracking 204-page compendium of country pursuits; Christmas premium issue – bursting with the best of festive sport; should we shoot at archangels? – when is a high pheasant too…