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Dear Wild Cooks…

What is your favourite game?

Well there is plenty of choice in the grounds at Rudding Park. I personally have seen deer, rabbits, pheasants and hares and there are probably loads more hiding away in the parkland and around the golf courses.

Great shot of a hare!

Great shot of a hare!

Why do we sometimes turn our noses up at the wonder that is game? I really love to use game and, as a good country lass, it gives me great pleasure to see it out and about. The great thing about using game as an ingredient in my dishes is that I know my produce is low on the old food miles and high on the quality and provenance!

I have some great recipes ready for action on the Wild Cook Blog. Why not take a look and see some of our user friendly recipes for game with a difference…

Here is a real classic for perhaps the first time game eater – a palette warmer to the wonder that is game – my hearty game pie.

Do not despair if you do not share my passion for game! We do of course have many “game free” dishes on the menus at Clocktower from a Yorkshire ham sandwich to a 28 day matured fillet steak!

Steph x

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Yes dear Wild Cooks, our pink beauty of stemmed heaven is back and is as crisp and exciting as ever….!

Steph at Oldroyds Farm in Wakefield

Steph at Oldroyds Farm in Wakefield

I love rhubarb, especially ‘forced rhubarb’  – out-of-season rhubarb grown indoors, a speciality of “the rhubarb triangle” south of Leeds in West Yorkshire.

This recipe is not for the amateur cook. It is a toughie, with various components, but wow – what a finish! It really shows rhubarb off at its best!

Assiette of Rhubarb Recipe

Why not come along to the Rhubarb Festival in Wakefield on 24 and 26 Febraury 2011? If you are really interested in rhubarb, you can pre book a trip through the ‘forced rhubarb’ sheds and learn all about the history of rhubarb first hand from Janet and Neil at Oldroyds Farm.

Paul and Steph amid a sea of amazing rhubarb

Paul and Steph amid a sea of amazing rhubarb

Steph x

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Well, Wild Cooks, what an amazing day I had on Monday at the Salon Culinaire Chef of the Year final, held at London’s ExCel.  The competition was intense and the food I cooked was all Yorkshire favourites of mine.

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