Carnivore Club – Review


I’ve tried quite a few subscription boxes. In my opinion, the best ones offer things that you wouldn’t ordinarily find in regular shops.

It’s not that being absent from a supermarket makes for quality, but if a subscription service has gone to lengths to source a small company that provides a high quality product, the results can be brilliant.

Carnivore Club is a perfect example. In their words, they are the “Ultimate Meat Club for Discerning Individuals”. In their current box, they offer a selection of products from Cornwall’s Duchy Charcuterie, delivered to your door.

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I know you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover but I was impressed with the packaging on the box. The leaflet inside provides lots of details about the meats included and also some background on that month’s supplier.

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This selection included three different salami, biltong, coppa and chorizo snack stix.

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The Pheasant and Port Salami was deep, warm and rich. The other two salami were pork – one with pastis that gave a lovely, subtle aniseed taste and one with chilli and rosemary, a delicious combination.

I hadn’t heard of Coppa before but it looked like prosciutto – an Italian dry cured ham. More below on what I actually did with this….

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Two of the items were provided as snacks. The biltong (right) is a dry cured meat originating in South Africe and reminiscent of jerky. Chewy and with hints of coriander, I liked it!

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I had bigger plans for the chorizo than as a snack. I was making a paella for dinner, and this was the perfect addition. I sliced it into smaller chunks and added it into a pan with some oil. After a short time, the paella had a delicious crispness, and the oil and turned red. I then used that oil to cook chicken, leaving it with a beautiful paprika spiciness. The chorizo was amazing!

The chorizo wasn’t the only meat from Carnivore Club that I cooked with. I also tried something with the Coppa.

I took a lightly seasoned chicken breast and put grated mozarella into an incision that I’d made into it. Then I wrapped the chicken in the Coppa and seared it in a pan until it was lovely and brown. After 20 minutes in the oven, it was ready.

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I was tempted to just gobble it up, but I let it cool, sliced it thinly, and used it in sandwiches. It was delectable, crisp and delicious. You simply wouldn’t get anything from a supermarket that could touch this with a barge pole!

The box from the Carnivore Club is a great thing. It is a mouth-watering, rich selection, high quality and it feels like you’re enjoying something luxurious. It is something of a rare treat. Recommended!

113 Comments

  1. iain maciver
    24 July 2016
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    a bit of local beef yummy

  2. Bev
    24 July 2016
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    Wagyu beef

  3. amy fidler
    24 July 2016
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    Mine was a portugese pork steak xx

  4. 24 July 2016
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    rib eye steak at our local restaurant

  5. Julie T
    24 July 2016
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    Beef from our (fairly) local Minting Farm, absolutely gorgeous and succulent too.

  6. Alica
    24 July 2016
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    It was a lamb shank from a restaurant here in Manchester! It melted in the mouth and was delicious!

  7. ElizM
    24 July 2016
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    The first thing I always do in Paris is find a bistro and order steak and chips – no-one cooks steak like the French

  8. cheryl hadfield
    24 July 2016
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    I love Fillet steak

  9. lisa sargent
    24 July 2016
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    A beef fillet on holiday in Spain πŸ™‚ thanks

  10. Sharon H
    24 July 2016
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    A leg of lamb from our local farm shop, it was simply delicious.

  11. Brad Start
    24 July 2016
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    Chateaubriand- especially if from Rowleys in London

  12. Hayley Robson
    24 July 2016
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    Sausages from my local butcher here in Pembrokeshire

  13. 24 July 2016
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    Chateaubriand

  14. Kevin000
    24 July 2016
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    A slow cooked hand of pork

  15. Sharon Jackson
    25 July 2016
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    The best piece of meat I’ve eaten is Venison & a pork & red wine jus πŸ™‚

  16. 25 July 2016
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    Beef Goulash

  17. Frances Heaton
    25 July 2016
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    A beautifully cooked piece of prime steak enjoyed at a wonderful lakeside hotel in The Lake District. Superb!

  18. Andrew Petrie
    25 July 2016
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    It was a fillet of Venison which had marinaded in red burgundy for 24 hours.

  19. Lisa Parker
    25 July 2016
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    Some lovely Wild Boar sausage that I got from Borough market. They were delicious x

  20. Edward Guerreiro
    25 July 2016
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    For me, every barbequed lamb chop is the best. I could happily eat them every day for the rest of my life.

  21. debbie smith
    25 July 2016
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    my mam made me some lamb last xmas and im yet to try a more tastier meat xx fab giveaway thankyou

  22. 25 July 2016
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    some nice prime aged sirloin steak

  23. Holly Gibson
    25 July 2016
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    A fillet joint from our supermarket meat counter which we roasted

  24. Margaret Gallagher
    25 July 2016
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    It’s spring lamb fresh from a local farm
    Can’t beat the quality and taste of hand reared meat

  25. jodie BEAUMONT
    25 July 2016
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    steak and chips in paris!

  26. MANDY DOHERTY
    25 July 2016
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    A melt in the mouth piece of local steak

  27. Jo Carroll
    26 July 2016
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    It was a genuine farmhouse beef steak cooked and prepared for me when I was staying at a farm B&B on holiday in Ireland. Tasted like nothing you’ll find in a supermarket….really opened my eyes to quality meat.

  28. pm liu
    26 July 2016
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    lamb chops

  29. Jodie Holyoake
    26 July 2016
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    I once had a piece ofRib Eye Steak with chips, amazing!

  30. helen tovell
    26 July 2016
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    A perfectly moist chicken breast filled with garlic and herb cheese wrapped in prosciutto topped with sweet chilli sauce

  31. Chris Davies
    27 July 2016
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    It has to be a steak I tucked into after having climbed Mount Kenya over 8 days.

    It might have been the exhaustion, but boy did that bit of meat taste INCREDIBLE!

  32. Elaine Savage
    27 July 2016
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    A giant steak, well done

  33. Solange
    27 July 2016
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    A Filet Mignon in New York. It was so lean and tender.

  34. Matt Baker
    28 July 2016
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    A really yummy burger in a hotel in the Cotswolds. Might have been the setting!

  35. Lynsey Buchanan
    28 July 2016
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    Aberdeen Angus Steak at the steakhouse

  36. Lydia Frew
    28 July 2016
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    It was the first time I learned how to slow smoke a big joint of pork on my barbecue.

  37. Kate Davies
    29 July 2016
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    Bacon from the local farm.

  38. stephen smith
    29 July 2016
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    cant beat good local produce

  39. Gillian Brewster
    29 July 2016
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    A steak in the Maldives served with lobster. Was amazing!

  40. Tricia Cowell
    31 July 2016
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    I had Chateaubriand once in Lanzarote, It tasted amazing, the best meat I have ever tasted

  41. Rosemary Rowe
    31 July 2016
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    Pulled pork, cooked by me, in the pressure cooker, with homemade BBQ sauce! De-lish!

  42. Michael Griffin
    1 August 2016
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    A spit roast lamb in a small taverna outside Athens

  43. JULIE WARD
    2 August 2016
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    It was a fillet steak years and years ago in a pub in Minehead, well it wouldn’t be anything I made I even burn sausage

  44. Niki Wardle
    2 August 2016
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    I absolutely love a good joint of pork, my tummy is rumbling even as I type!! I enjoy trying different foods, one recent favorite has been ostrich

  45. William Gould
    3 August 2016
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    I had a beautiful fillet steak on a British Airways flight once, believe it or not! Melted in my mouth! But the best must be a bit of Belgian Blue we had in Bruges once!

  46. Samantha
    3 August 2016
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    Sweetmeats was the best I ever ad, surprising nice.

  47. hazel murphy
    3 August 2016
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    Steak at an Argentinian restaurant n Mexico

  48. William G
    4 August 2016
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    The Burger Bar in Amsterdam do a pretty mean Wagyu burger!

  49. Sabine Bassler
    4 August 2016
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    A piece of brisket at a barbecue in California and an ostrich steak in South Africa. Both quite different, but equally good!

  50. Rosemary Sheehan
    4 August 2016
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    Stewing steak how my dad made it.

  51. Susan Jane Gray
    4 August 2016
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    Yummy Barbecue Ribs especially from TGIs

  52. Herbert Appleby
    4 August 2016
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    Beijing roast duck at one of the most famous roast duck restaurants in China – next to Tienanmen Square.

  53. Sheri Darby
    4 August 2016
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    My mum’s roast beef

  54. Allan Wilson
    5 August 2016
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    Rabbit (cooked by my mother in law in France)

  55. Laura Harrison
    5 August 2016
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    My boyfriends favourite was steak at a local pub, he really enjoyed it. I don’t eat meat, my boyfriend will enjoy this prize if I win. Thank you for the chance xxx

  56. Karl Foxley
    5 August 2016
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    Beef from a farm in the Cotswolds that was used to make the best burger I have ever tasted in my whole life.

  57. 6 August 2016
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    Roast Lamb

  58. Andrew Curtis
    6 August 2016
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    A steak in Kilmarnock!

  59. Robert Price
    6 August 2016
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    Fillet steak medium rare

  60. Mary Baldwin
    6 August 2016
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    When we visited Ypres, I had the most beautiful fillet steak – cooked perfectly and absolutely delicious.

  61. 6 August 2016
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    Steak …… cooked medium, eaten in the evening SUN…….

  62. Kerry Clark
    6 August 2016
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    stewed venison, very tender!

  63. Andrea Miles
    7 August 2016
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    a steak in St Lucia

  64. Mary Heald
    7 August 2016
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    A piece of fillet steak from a restaurant in Germany

  65. Heather Haigh
    7 August 2016
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    A rib of beef that I bought from a local farm. it was huge and fed the family for about 3 meals but golly it was good.

  66. Lauren Old
    7 August 2016
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    Roast gammon steak in our local pub

  67. Sheila Reeves
    7 August 2016
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    It was a steak I had in spain, was so tender and full of flavour – my mouth is watering thinking about it now!

  68. Amanda Botterill
    7 August 2016
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    my hubby cooks a fantastic steak, each one is good

  69. Hollie Newton
    7 August 2016
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    Fillet steak

  70. Stephanie Coals
    7 August 2016
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    Springbok in Africa – it was amazing!

  71. Kate Sabin-Burns
    7 August 2016
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    perfect and very rare (as in not often, not blue) steak at the local pub.

  72. Julie Booth
    7 August 2016
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    a juicy sirloin steak cooked medium rare

  73. Margery
    7 August 2016
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    Oh my that is a hard question, probably a nice rib steak, but I love any thing from a belly roast, to a steak & kidney pie, to a full fry up (sausage, egg, bacon, black pudding etc), to a mixed grill. So fingers crossed πŸ™‚

  74. Kim Lam
    7 August 2016
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    A juicy rib eye steak cooked blue

  75. Helen A
    7 August 2016
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    I’m a huge meat lover, I think I might have been a lion in a past life!! I love a huge juicy fillet steak charred on the outside and rare inside. I have it every Christmas instead of turkey. Perfect!

  76. olivia Kirby
    7 August 2016
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    I love meat, I had a great fillet steak last year at a hotel with my husband

  77. 7 August 2016
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    Rump steak from our local butcher (everything we get from him is excellent). Fantastic prize, thank you x

  78. Annette Oliver
    7 August 2016
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    Welsh leg of lamb

  79. Sarah Ballantyne
    7 August 2016
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    Roast loin of venison – delicious x

  80. Gemma Massey
    8 August 2016
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    My mums fillet steak she cooks it so nice and rare the way I love πŸ™‚

  81. Lynne OConnor
    8 August 2016
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    Chateaubriand in a coastal restaurant in Greece

  82. joanne casey
    8 August 2016
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    Tricky one, we love chateaubriand and there’s a great place in my home town in Wilmslow but I think the best one we had was in a restaurant in Lanzarote

  83. Diana
    8 August 2016
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    Rib Eye steak cooked in Josper

  84. A Santos
    8 August 2016
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    Kobe beef

  85. Gloria C
    8 August 2016
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    I had chateaubriand in my local restaurant last month. The fillet was so tender, was cooked to perfection, and absolutely divine!

  86. Andrew Seaman
    8 August 2016
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    Love lamb chops x

  87. Nadia Stanbridge
    8 August 2016
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    Fillet steak in the Hotel du Centre in Wimereux, France

  88. Hayley Colburn
    8 August 2016
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    A delicious 16oz Tbone Steak, I had it on holiday and is the best I’ve ever had

  89. chris bull
    8 August 2016
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    Large T-Bone so much flavour, I didn’t want to stop eating πŸ™‚

  90. tee Simpson
    8 August 2016
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    Lamb chops which my mum cooked

  91. alice lightning
    8 August 2016
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    a lamb shank was delicious

  92. Teresa Sheldon
    8 August 2016
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    My gran. Use to cook Brisket beef and it was so tender and delicous, I’ve tried cooking brisket and it’s always tough, hers melted in the mouth and was so flavour able, I wish I had asked her how she cooked it before she passed as beef never tastes as good now

  93. 8 August 2016
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    Rib eye steak (served with sweet potato fries) from a local restaurant,absolutely delicious.

  94. Susan Williams
    8 August 2016
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    Welsh salt marsh lamb. Superb.

  95. LEE HARDY
    8 August 2016
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    Beef in LA

  96. 8 August 2016
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    Fillet beef from our local butcher

  97. Richard Tyler
    8 August 2016
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    An amazing piece of steak in battersea steak house

  98. 8 August 2016
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    A ginormous ( well it seemed it to little old me ) T Bone Steak and it was delicious X

  99. Ella Fay
    8 August 2016
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    Steaks from the local farmers markets!

  100. Allan Fullarton
    8 August 2016
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    Beef joint from our local butcher, amazing!

  101. Angela Cringle
    8 August 2016
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    Angus beef from Scotland

  102. Deborah Mackenzie
    8 August 2016
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    has to be game biltong made from Kudu by my late dad

  103. 8 August 2016
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    Got to be the steak i had in a ruc station in ireland, it just melted in your mouth.

  104. Hazel Rea
    8 August 2016
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    The first free range turkey I cooked for Christmas. I don’t know how much was down to the quality of the meat and how much to the relief that I had actually managed to cook it properly.

  105. Natalie Crossan
    8 August 2016
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    Ribeye steak!

  106. Melanie Burton
    8 August 2016
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    A fillet steak on a Royal Carribean Cruise Ship

  107. Joanna Kasznicki
    8 August 2016
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    A piece of Argentinian beef and it was lush

  108. Petra Beck
    8 August 2016
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    A beef fillet steak which I had a long time ago on holidays in Austria, of all places! More recently, a venison shank from Abel & Cole which I slow-cooked myself. I am much better at slow-cooking than at frying steaks, so I leave the latter in the hand of experts.

  109. Lisa Howlett
    8 August 2016
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    Lamb fillet with he made mint sauce

  110. Gavin
    8 August 2016
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    I’ve just moved back from the north of Spain, which I really think is home to the most incredible pork cheeks ever. Literally, so, so good.

  111. karen wells
    8 August 2016
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    i discovered wagyu beef in my local iceland store, it is delicious.

  112. jackie beckett
    8 August 2016
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    Got to be roast beef

  113. Marie Jacobs
    8 August 2016
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    A Rib Eye Steak

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