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Multibird Roasts
« on: January 02, 2008, 05:49:02 PM »
I've been curious about these since I saw High Fearnly-Whatisname cook one on TV a while ago but at that price I think I'll have to pass.

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A Devon farm has concocted a 12-bird roast that takes 10 hours to cook and can feed up to 125 people.
The roast weighs 25kg (55lb) and is believed to be one of the biggest multibird meals in the country.

Anne Petch, of Heal Farm in Kings Nympton, said they wanted to make a dish with a "wow factor".

The 665 creation consists of turkey on the outside, goose, chicken, pheasant, three ducks, poussin, guinea fowl, partridge, pigeon squab and quail.

Ms Petch said the True Love Roast had a bird for each of the 12 days of Christmas.

It takes two people to lift.

'Crazy idea'

"We've been making smaller multibird roasts for a while, but I wanted something with a real wow factor.

"It was only when I was halfway through the first prototype that I realised what a crazy idea it was."

She said they were aiming for a 21-bird roast for next year.

Multibird roasts are a centuries-old style of cooking that is becoming increasingly popular.

The supermarket Waitrose said demand for their 200 four-bird roast was up 50% this year.

21 birds?? What the hell are they planning to start with, an ostrich?  eeek:
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Re: Multibird Roasts
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2008, 05:54:20 PM »
I've been curious about these since I saw High Fearnly-Whatisname cook one on TV a while ago but at that price I think I'll have to pass.

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A Devon farm has concocted a 12-bird roast that takes 10 hours to cook and can feed up to 125 people.
The roast weighs 25kg (55lb) and is believed to be one of the biggest multibird meals in the country.

Anne Petch, of Heal Farm in Kings Nympton, said they wanted to make a dish with a "wow factor".

The 665 creation consists of turkey on the outside, goose, chicken, pheasant, three ducks, poussin, guinea fowl, partridge, pigeon squab and quail.

Ms Petch said the True Love Roast had a bird for each of the 12 days of Christmas.

It takes two people to lift.

'Crazy idea'

"We've been making smaller multibird roasts for a while, but I wanted something with a real wow factor.

"It was only when I was halfway through the first prototype that I realised what a crazy idea it was."

She said they were aiming for a 21-bird roast for next year.

Multibird roasts are a centuries-old style of cooking that is becoming increasingly popular.

The supermarket Waitrose said demand for their 200 four-bird roast was up 50% this year.

21 birds?? What the hell are they planning to start with, an ostrich?  eeek:

Is this anything to do with the "Spit-roasting" thing of which policemen are so fond?
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Re: Multibird Roasts
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2008, 06:14:30 PM »
Quite different DS I can assure you.
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Re: Multibird Roasts
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2008, 06:27:54 PM »
Hopefully DS will read your reply before he decides to try it out on one of his turkeys....  eeek:
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Re: Multibird Roasts
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2008, 07:54:39 PM »
He's very quiet ~ we may be too late. eeek:
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Re: Multibird Roasts
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2008, 11:51:33 AM »
In that case remind me not to accept any free 'ready stuffed' turkeys from Darwin Matthews later in the year  eeek:
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Re: Multibird Roasts
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2008, 11:55:41 AM »
In that case remind me not to accept any free 'ready stuffed' turkeys from Darwin Matthews later in the year  eeek:
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Re: Multibird Roasts
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2008, 01:01:12 PM »
I thought this thread was going to be about Scouse tanning parlours noooo:
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