We are absolutely delighted to let you know that our awesome butchers have decided to sponsor The Hertfordshire Burger Eating Contest!
Now, when you hear the words “burger eating contest”, you’d be forgiven for starting to imagine endless plates of meat ready to be consumed for belly-busting entertainment. Well, Burtons Butchers based in Saffron Walden have generously offered to donate ALL the beef for the contest.
Andrew Burton, Managing Director at Burtons Butchers, said: “It’s a great cause and I think everybody is touched by both stories. We wanted to do what we could to support and help.”
If you haven’t heard of Burtons Butchers before, they’re the team who regularly bring you your Foxy Burger and other delicious meats that we prepare, cook and serve here at The Fox and Duck.
Having been in business for over 20 years, they supply many of the county’s leading restaurants, pubs and hotels. As well as a long list of award wins and accreditations, Burtons have recently installed a beef ageing fridge. Yep, you heard right. A fridge that is lined with blocks of Himalayan salt to expertly dry-age the meat through a traditional process that maintains and enhances the flavour.
What’s on trend?
We were keen to speak to the team at Burtons to find out what should be adorning your plates this summer into autumn.
What should we be looking out for?
“Old-fashioned cuts are making a return. Not only are they a cost-effective choice for families, but they’re so tasty. If you slow cook them, you get some beautiful pieces of meat with awesome accentuated flavours. We’re talking about bavette and flat iron steaks, shin of beef and other four quarter cuts.
Are there any meats that are rising in popularity?
“Venison and goat have been great sellers this year. They’re very lean meats with less fat but great nutrition. Also, with this amazing weather we’ve been having, our shops have been selling such a range of BBQ meats in the last couple of months. Overall, the traditional cuts you’d expect to see on a dining table are still popular, but our customers are becoming increasingly adventurous, not just with the cuts of meat but also the type of meat itself.”
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