CELEBRITY chef Tim Maddams rustled up a festive feast to launch Taste of Game’s new mobile kitchens which will promote game to wider audiences at food festivals and country events.
Maddams, a well-known personality from the hit River Cottage TV series and a vocal advocate of responsibly-sourced food, used one of the two state-of-the-art facilities to cook a three-game banquet.
And after showcasing the versatility of both game meat and the new kitchen, Tim said: “It’s been great to check out the all-new Taste of Game food theatre kitchen. It really will do justice to game meat at the many food fairs, shows and festivals.”
The mobile kitchens, operated in partnership with Bake it Big Productions, will be driven up and down the country to spread the word about the benefits of game meat. They are also available to hire for events.
Tim added: “It’s great that game meat is getting so much long-overdue attention now. It’s centre-stage and deserves to be.
“With such varied flavours and texture, it’s a delight to work with. It needs some special skills at times, but I’m looking forward to seeing how Taste of Game get that message out there more and more with these fabulous new facilities.”
Taste of Game development manager Annette Cole watched Tim serve up roast hen pheasant with roast potatoes, chestnut and garlic kale before he moved on to smoked venison with Jerusalem artichoke croutes. He rounded off his demonstration with slow roasted soy and ginger-spiced mallard duck.
She said: “Tim showed the capabilities of these kitchens by producing exciting and challenging dishes of the very highest quality.
“We want to bring game meat to a wider audience and the new kitchens will help us do that. We are looking forward to meeting everyone at the events next year and introducing them to game meat or new game dishes.
“If anyone is interested in having the Taste of Game kitchen at their event, we would be interested to hear from them.”