Herb-crusted rack of lamb with lamb faggots

Herb-crusted rack of lamb with lamb faggots

Serves 4

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Horse meat

At least it's not human: BBC horsemeat investigation uncovers 'unidentifiable' meat in lamb takeaway

If you thought the British high street had cleaned up its act when it came to falsely advertised meat, think again.

Horsemeat is very popular in several European countries

100kg of horsemeat sells as beef, including at shop just up the road from Aintree racecourse

Horsemeat weighing 100kg (220lb) and falsely labelled as beef has been identified by council officials, with 40kg (88lb) of it already sold to the public.

Thrifty Swedes donate horsemeat cast-offs to homeless

Horsemeat-tainted lasagne will be donated to Church kitchen

Depardieu said one of the reasons he moved was because of the quality of meat at his local butcher

Tax rates? It was the meat that made me move to Belgium, says Gerard Depardieu

When the French actor Gérard Depardieu packed his bags and headed over the border to set up home in Belgium last year, everyone assumed he was trying to escape a new 75 per cent wealth tax introduced by President François Hollande.

Horsemeat is very popular in Italy

And the new health food is... horse

Who would have thought it? After millions of pounds in product recalls, nationwide revulsion and an international search for the guilty men, it seems that the horsemeat many of us have been eating inadvertently may be the new health food, according to scientists.

The juiciest cuts: Mark Hix cooks with succulent and nutty acorn-fed Iberico pork

In the UK, unfortunately, we don't have an annual pig slaughter, but in Spain the animal is a little more revered and many Andalucian families still carry out the traditional celebratory matanza. This involves killing the animals humanely and dissecting the various cuts and curing and brining them to ensure that the family has a supply of good-quality meat to last through the year.

Pork cheeks with sherry

Pork cheeks with sherry

Serves 4

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Sausage meat

Pork DNA found in primary school's 'Halal' sausages

A London primary school has been feeding Muslim children sausages containing pork DNA.

Tesco meatloaf is latest dish to be pulled up in horse meat scandal

Tesco has withdrawn its frozen Simply Roast Meatloaf after finding traces of up to 5 per cent horse meat in it, the company said last night.

The primary school teaching about pig rearing is right: Children must understand meat production

If I had my way, every secondary school pupil would be taken on both intensive farming and abattoir visits so that they really know at first hand what goes on

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