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#1 Thu 03 Jul 08 11:05pm

markgilchrist

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why do people not cook woodpigeon?

i am on a mission to get poeple cooking more game but i need a bit of help, so why do people not cook woodpigeon more at home?
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#2 Fri 04 Jul 08 1:06am

Anna

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Re: why do people not cook woodpigeon?

I'm sure more people would cook it if it were more widely available.  However, even my local butcher, who is a specialist game dealer, has to order it in.  Bit of a hassle compared to a bit of chicken...  It is lovely though, and worth the extra effort.

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#3 Fri 04 Jul 08 10:56pm

Mr Grumpy

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Re: why do people not cook woodpigeon?

Is it like Guinea Fowl?  A friend came to dinner a while back, gave me two Guinea Fowl and said "Do something with that".  Good mate, y'know?  I spatchcocked it with juniper berries, tarragon and olive oil, and it was OK, but a bit tough.  Given longer I would have put it in a game pie, where the longer cooking time may have benefitted the end product.  Good challenge though.

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#4 Tue 08 Jul 08 10:12am

DebDiMaggio

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Re: why do people not cook woodpigeon?

I wish I could, when hunting season is on I always ask local hunters to get me pheasent or guinea fowl I have some wonderful victorian recipes from an old book I got as a gift and I'm dying to try them out but game is really hard to get hold of and I'm not about to go hunting myself.
One Xmas I got partriges from a hunter and made potted partridge with clarified butter and put it on top of apple sauce with hot bread buns it was a great started for a xmas meal.

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#5 Tue 08 Jul 08 1:53pm

dixie1

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Re: why do people not cook woodpigeon?

why would u wanna eat wood?

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#6 Tue 08 Jul 08 3:41pm

mummza

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Re: why do people not cook woodpigeon?

not wood dixie1 ..wood pigeon !
http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdgui … oodpigeon/

markgilchrist , I wood think that the reason why wood pigeon is not so popular is mostly to do with supply and also the fact that there is not a great deal of meat on it.
I would think that it is more likely to be eaten in rural areas where it is likely to be cheaper to buy ,than ,in the middle of a town or city where it would be expensive to buy.

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#7 Wed 09 Jul 08 12:35am

minerva

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Re: why do people not cook woodpigeon?

We eat enough of it sometimes to wish we had something else for tea! Farmers around here don't like the little blighters so I'm given rather a lot. Goes lovely in game terrines & pot pies. They also do well as a cold pie served with rowan jelly.

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#8 Wed 09 Jul 08 12:55am

Anna

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Re: why do people not cook woodpigeon?

And the ones that live in the roofs and trees around here are so bloody loud of a morning that I do wish someone would shoot them.  So if anyone's interested, the woodpigeons of Didsbury are hereby declared fair game.

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#9 Wed 09 Jul 08 10:09am

mummza

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Re: why do people not cook woodpigeon?

lol  lol  lol

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