Saturday, January 20, 2007

Food detective: pheasant

The Times

By Sheila Keating

Game, it seems, is making a comeback in the supermarkets, and according to the promotional website Game-to-Eat, the market is now worth £38 million.
For those who have never indulged in game birds, pheasant (in season until the end of January) is a gentle starting point, one step up from a tasty, free-range chicken — perhaps because the fashion is to hang the birds for two to three days, rather than seven to ten, which creates a much gamier bird.
Any shooting of birds, of course, is steeped in controversy.


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