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Posted: Friday 20 February, 2004

by Dan at 9:03am in Recipes 7 comments Add your own

Last night saw the start of the latest series of the excellent Rick Stein's Food Heroes on BBC2. It's a must-see programme for anyone interested in real food, and Stein's enthusiasm for the subject is infectious. In the first programme he tackled (no pun intended) Clovelly Herring, organic Guernsey beef, an organic veg grower and a Cornish producer of sparkling wine.

The highlight for me was when 14 butchers from Smithfiled market assembled in a local hostelry to participate in a beef taste test. To a man they were dismissive of the concept of organic beef before the tasting, but lo and behold 11 of the 14 selected the organic Guernsey over supermarket 'finest' and high-street 'cheapest'. The guernsey was grass-fed, hung for a good couple of weeks and the difference obviously shone through.

If you don't get beeb 2 where you are the series website is pretty good too: http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/foodheroes/


Jay Fidler

Wednesday 8 September, 2004 at 7:58pm


Being a chef, and married to a 'retired' farmer, I would LOVE to know how to purchase Guernsey beef on-line, if poss, as this would make both of our days !!!!!!!!!!!!

Ta muchly,

and keep the good work up, with spreading the news of real food,

Jay Fidler

paul rhodes

Tuesday 14 September, 2004 at 10:26am

Having watched a repeat of rick steins last week, I would also like to know where to purchase guernsey beef. So if you have any helpful tips, I would be very greatful if you could e-mail me.

Thank you

paul rhodes

rod sharp

Saturday 16 October, 2004 at 6:29pm

What a shame that more farmers don' explore the possibilities of producing beef from milk herds.

Where do I get Guernsey beef from.

paul johnson

Friday 18 February, 2005 at 6:57pm

please please please tell me wear i can get videos or dvds of all your shows i just love wathing and learning from them being a towney me and my faimly dont get to the countryside or seaside as often as we would like to so watching your show is a breath of fresh air

kristy housley

Tuesday 15 March, 2005 at 1:43pm

I would love to know where to purchase Guersney Beef from via mail order preferably.



D R Gribble

Monday 4 April, 2005 at 11:36pm

Craig Walsh has just posted to the Forum on www.guernseycattle.com giving his verdict on Guernsey beef from Browncow Organics,other sources of Beef and Veal are listed on the forum.

Craig Walsh

Tuesday 5 April, 2005 at 11:16am

We do Scottish | Kobe beef (from pedigree Highland and Aberdeen Angus cattle) and have been considering applying the Kobe "process" (a diet of grain and beer, and regular massages) to Guernsey steers. There's information at http://www.luciesfarm.com/artman/publish

In the meantime, we tried Guernsey beef this past week-end. I've posted before/after photographs at:


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