Meat should be treated like tobacco with a public campaign to stop people eating it. Which leads me wistfully recalling all those cigarettes I once smoked – graduating over the years from Park Drive to Gauloises. So I’ve no doubt vegan shadow farming minister Kerry McCarthy will win out in due course, but not in my lifetime. Pure coincidence I have just returned from my neighbour’s with a substantial part of the bullock he recently slaughtered. Given there are five beef producers within a mile of the homestead I can almost guarantee McCarthy’s effigy will be adorning local pyres come November 5th.
Meanwhile...Mrs G’s ongoing cookathon continues this week with wild boar (Mon), veal (Tue) and gammon (Wed/Thu).