The world of poultry is vast, and perhaps unfairly, dominated by chicken. While there is nothing more comforting than a golden roast chicken in the centre of the dining table, we should not forget the delights of a crispy-skinned roast duck, a Christmas-time Turkey centrepiece or the most luxurious of French delicacies - foie gras.
The popularity of chicken can be attributed to its sheer versatility. Chicken thighs, breasts and tenderloins are staples in countless recipes, whole chickens are perfect for a Sunday Roast, we even stock ready-marinated chicken skewers, frozen bones for stock, and expertly de-boned, stuffed and tied chicken cushions. Maybe you’re dreaming about roasts & BBQ. Whatever you’re feeling like, meat from the finest fowls can be found below.
The quality of chicken can vary wildly. Chicken can be bland, dry, stringy and tough, or richly flavoured, succulent and tender, depending on the conditions in which the birds are raised. Happily, a comfortable, natural life for a chicken with plenty of open space, fresh air and clean water, are the same conditions needed for a delicious final product. This is why we take great care to work with farms that put the welfare of their chickens first. It’s not only best for the birds but best for you too.
When you use premium quality chicken, minimally prepared dishes become a thing of joy. A chicken breast only needs a touch of poultry seasoning to become a delicious and healthy component of any meal. Roasts also allow the quality of the meat to shine through, and the rich, savoury gravies of stews and curries are all enhanced by top quality chicken.
Specialist Foie Gras, Duck & Turkey
For some, pan-seared slice of foie gras is the ultimate way to signify that an evening of indulgent revelry is unfolding. It is food’s equivalent to the finest Champagne, and a true luxury reserved for the most special occasions. Whether you’re serving a whole lobe, foie gras terrine or even goose liver or duck liver parfait, your guests will feel truly spoilt. To be sure that your investment is perfectly prepared, visit our foie gras recipe, or as the French would say foie gras ricette!
And if foie gras is not for you, there are many other poultry meat dishes that will appeal. Succulent duck confit shredded over salad, a golden roast turkey or some crispy-skinned duck breasts are splendid ways to indulge in the wide world of poultry.