About Guineafow, Plus Two Great Recipes

About Guineafow, Plus Two Great Recipes

Guinea Fowl RecipeGuineafowl has become a mainstay in UK pubs. Guineafowl are native to Africa but, in the UK, the Helmeted Guineafowl, has long been domesticated. The bird is similar to the partridge, another popular game bird, but is distinguishable by its featherless head and black crest. The Vulturine Guineafowl is distinguished by a downy brown patch on the nape of the neck. Most breeds of Guineafowl are identifiable by their dark grey or blackish plumage that contains striking white spots.

In the UK the larger species, like the Plumed Guineafowl are rare. They are about 40-71 cm in length and weight between 700 and 1,000 grams, bigger than the typical Helmeted Guineafowl.
Most guineafowl are monogamous for life but the Helmeted Guineafowl are the exception to this rule. In the UK, these birds are called “gleanies.” Newly born guineafowl are called “keets” and are very small at birth.
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The Benefits & Drawbacks of Locally Sourced Foods

Locally Sourced FoodBuying locally sourced foods and organic is a hot topic and one that should be on the minds of every UK resident. In the wake of the country’s rising obesity rate and the general addiction of our young people to fast foods, our eating habits need to improve dramatically and sooner rather than later.

From the provider’s standpoint, the challenge is always to be price competitive. There are no guarantees with growing. The volatile weather patterns have affected British growers and therefore are affecting what we eat.

While most Brits prefer to buy locally sourced foods, there is a definite increase in imported goods, especially foods from China. What the UK needs is tighter food regulation and a pledge by consumers to do themselves justice and eat healthy foods only.
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