All posts tagged: beef

National Butchers’ Week – The Ginger Pig Beef Class

Seeing as this week is National Butchers’ Week, I thought I’d make my Sunday post about The Ginger Pig beef butchery class that we attended last summer, as I referred to briefly in a previous post. As I mentioned, my dad worked for the Meat and Livestock Commission for his whole life up until the late 1990’s when he retired, and spent a lot of time working with local butchers and abattoirs to make sure top standards were maintained, to ensure high quality meat, which is something that has always been important to me. The message behind National Butchers’ Week is that “butchers remain the number one choice for range, service and convenience when it comes to purchasing meat,” which I couldn’t agree with more. I think the problem these days is that it’s all too easy to include meat in your weekly food shop at the nearest big supermarket, rather than having to take a detour to a local butcher. In fact, I think it’s the same with fish, and even cheese, to an …

Ginger Pig Sunday Roast

The Christmas before last, I bought Tim a voucher for us both to do a butchery class together at The Ginger Pig, which is how I became aware of the company. I’ll do a blog post specifically about the experience later, but soon after booking the class, I learned that there was a shop just a 15-20 minute walk from our flat, in Victoria Park village (Lauriston Road). You may have seen in my ‘about’ section, my late Dad was a regional manager for the Meat and Livestock Commission, so high quality meat has always been important to me. And I don’t think you can get any better than The Ginger Pig, especially as the livestock are raised in North Yorkshire, where I was born and spent my childhood. We chose some Beef Fore Rib (one rib) which was more than enough for the two of us – we cooked it with good old Yorkie puds and veggies, it’s our ideal Sunday night treat! The staff in the Lauriston Road shop are incredibly helpful and …