One of my old Edinburgh mates has just started up an interesting new venture in the River Cottage mould.
Possessing a rather eclectic mix of skills – as both an outstanding carpenter and a qualified deer stalker – he’s recently completed the renovation of a beautiful old inn in Herefordshire, and is now opening it up to the public as the base for his fantastically titled “Kill it & Grill it” weekends.
As the name suggests, it’s a deliciously simple concept – head out into the countryside, bag yourself the wild meat of your choice, then it’s back home to butcher it, cook it and scoff it.
It’s the ultimate free-range eating experience, with a bit of sport and education thrown in for good measure, and all in some of England’s finest countryside.
To a full-on foodie like me, that sounds like a great way to spend a weekend. If it does to you too, then check out www.fawleyorchards.co.uk for more information.