This pie recipe makes the most of the duck’s flavour by cooking it whole first before shredding to create the filling. I tend to use an enamel dish as I think the pastry cooks better – if using ceramic you will need to increase the cooking time so the base…

Chocolate, ginger and orange Easter cake There are ways to consume cocoa this Easter without unwrapping yet another chocolate egg. Put aside time this long weekend to bake Philippa Davis’ chocolate, ginger and orange Easter cake. Simple to make, loaded with chocolate and perfectly moist, make this your new Easter…

I have never felt the need to torture myself in January with severe disciplinary actions regarding my diet. It’s dark, cold and often wet, and I want food that makes me feel happy and comforted.  For me, few ingredients do the job so well as butter, cream, pasta and potatoes,…

Pheasant burgers

Don’t leave your game festering in the freezer over the summer. It should not be the reserve for winter suppers, as game makes excellent BBQ fare, too. This recipe for pheasant burgers is simple to make and scrumptious cooked on the grill. Plus, the secret addition of sausage meat will…

Traditional roast grouse recipe

Few things can beat our traditional roast grouse recipe. And especially with the first brace of the season. A young bird is best cooked the traditional way, so make this glorious game supper while you can. For those not heading out to the first restaurant to put grouse on the…

How to barbecue game.

Don’t forget your frozen stocks of game as summer gets underway. It makes excellent BBQ fare. But it is less forgiving than other meats, so avoid disappointment and dryness by learning how to barbecue game. Philippa Davis advises on the right cuts to use, how to prepare them and the…

There is nothing better than a succulent sausage. And what tastier way to use up the season's bounty than by making your own pheasant sausages?

The spoils of the season are not just for winter suppers. If your freezer is still well-stocked with game, it will make excellent BBQ fare. And you can’t go far wrong with these pheasant sausages. If you over cater, they freeze exceptionally well and will see you through the summer.…

The Top 10 best pheasant recipes need the right game to start with...

We are familiar with including Italian flavours in our everyday cooking, but don’t often think to do so with game. This Italian pheasant recipe shows just how delicious this combination can be. From Mike Robinson’s book, Wild Flavours, this recipe named after Gennaro Contaldo melds the flavours of the Mediterranean…

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 matter how weird and wonderful, be brave with your combinations to discover your favourite filling. For more pigeon recipes, woodpigeon…