Subject: Rooting for Real Farms

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james-1

The next film in the celebrity chef series features James Knappett, head chef at Bubbledogs and the Kitchen Table restaurants and his chosen pig farmer, Fred Price whose Tamworth pigs are raised outdoors in pockets of woodland on his farm in Somerset. ‘We raise Tamworths because they are slow growing and they have a ratio… continue reading

arthur
arthur

There is a good story behind everything on the shelves of the Peoples’ Supermarket in Holborn, a non-profit food co-operative which Arthur Potts Dawson and others started 8 years ago. Now it has many thousands of members who are also customers and are involved in sourcing decisions. ‘All the items on the shelves have been… continue reading

sam
sam

Mary Holbrook’s battered white van drew up outside Sam Leach’s Birch Restaurant in Bristol to deliver a half British Lop pig. Sam heaved it out and into the kitchen where he carefully and skilfully divided the cuts while explaining the different ways he uses the head, fat, bones, liver, tail and trotters. On the blackboard… continue reading

jemima
jemima

Of all the rare pig breeds, Tamworths are the most closely related to the Forest Pig that roamed  through the oak woods that covered the English countryside at the end of the ice age 10,000 years ago. That’s why Ben and Jemima Goldsmith’s Tamworths thrive so well eating acorns and rooting for grubs in a… continue reading

mark
mark

Mark Hix’s quest for traditional British farm produce led him to Peter Gott’s stall in Borough Market where he was introduced to pork from Peter’s wild boar who spend their lives rooting and grubbing in mixed woodland above the farmhouse. The taste was a revelation, and Peter has been supplying Mark’s expanding chain of restaurants… continue reading