If you have never tasted game meat, then now is your opportunity to do so, as Wild and Game have launched a range of pies, pasties, sausage rolls and sausages.

A low-fat alternative source of protein, the recipes incorporate low-cholesterol game meat from birds including pheasant, partridge and grouse, once the preserve of the privileged few. There is an excellent choice on offer, including pies, patés, pasties and sausage rolls combining diced pheasant breast with either beef or chicken; pheasant sausages with 80 per cent meat with either pear, venison or white wine; and, for those who do not have the time to cook from scratch, ready meals including pheasant chilli, pheasant tikka masala, pheasant florentine, pheasant in a cider, pancetta and mushroom sauce; and grouse in a mushroom and peppercorn sauce. I have been tasting the grouse, brandy and herb, and pheasant, pistachio and port patés, at £3.50 each, and they are delicious, especially spread over toast or crunchy bread.

If you check out the website at www.wildandgame.co.uk, you can arrange delivery for a fee of £3.99, which applies to all orders between £25 and £50. You will also find news, events and recipes online.