The UK meat market has been ravaged by ailments from mad cow disease to, most recently, foot and mouth. It is nice to see that some areas are staging a swift recovery.
Yes, the Diary is talking about wild boar, that old favourite of mediaeval knights – until they were hunted to extinction in the UK some 300 years ago. However, the British Wild Boar Association (BWBA) has recently launched a campaign to put the meat back on the menu.
Although farmed, the boar eat what they want – their cordon bleu menu ranges from roots to worms. And, apparently, boar meat is succulent and tender if prepared properly. The Diary appreciates this effort to spice up the otherwise mundane British Sunday dinner, but feels the BWBA has set itself a swine of a task.