There are many heroes in world of game cuisine… chefs & cooks, farmers’ market stalls, producers, restaurants, pubs, butchers, estate managers and retailers… but game is still not getting the recognition it deserves. Already in their second year, the national Eat Game Awards (EGA) are determined to change this. Now’s your chance to nominate those who ensure we get to enjoy this tasty, steeped-in-provenance, countryside fayre.* Nominations open to the public from 1 June here .
We will be blogging some fantastic game recipes over the coming weeks.
Scotland’s Natural Larder (www.scotlandsnaturallarder.co.uk) – a project set up by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and run in partnership with BASC Scotland, helps people reconnect with harvested or hunted local and natural produce – is, again, sponsoring the category “Scottish Champion”. Dr Pete Moore of SNH hopes Scots will get involved with the Awards initiative and nominate their favourites for all the award categories: “Scotland’s remarkable natural landscape is the perfect habitat for many wild game birds and deer. We’re very lucky to have this versatile natural larder on our doorstop. Integral to local communities, game plays more than one key role. It brings people together. It gives them an opportunity to “eat local”. It provides jobs for many countryside workers. So, what better way to show our appreciation than vote for our favourite game players? Last year, Sinclair’s Kitchen at Forfar came out on top as Scottish Champion. A tough act to follow, but we’re now on the hunt for the next Scottish Champ.”
Eat Game Awards website link
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