Guide to Buying & Cooking Lamb

Cuts of Lamb

The world of food has never been as confusing as it is right now and sometimes it can be difficult to know the best approach to take when buying and cooking meat. Time was that the butcher’s shop would be the place for knowledge and information and here at West Coast Foods, we believe that […]

Why Choose Stornoway Black Pudding?

Stornaway Black Pudding

Black pudding, it contains the humblest of ingredients and has been made the same way for centuries, but are all black puddings made equal? In the UK there are countless regional variations of black pudding each with their own blend of suet, oatmeal, onions, sheep’s, cow’s or pig’s blood and seasoning, but the one that […]

Why Choose Wild Venison?

Wild Venison

Venison is a truly versatile meat. A Scottish favourite for years it has started to grow further in popularity because of its health benefits and is now sold in supermarkets across the country. However, much of the venison that you see on the shelves is from red deer and in fact, much of it has […]

Guide to Steak Cuts

Steak Cuts

Steak is the ‘connoisseur’s meat’.  Like knowing which wine to order with your fish, there’s an element of pride in knowing which steak cut you like and how to prepare or order it.  On West Coast Foods’ online store you can buy four different steak cuts: fillet, sirloin, rib-eye and t-bone.  Here’s a quick tutorial […]

10 Cuts of Meat for the Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Cuts

Whether you do your slow cooking in a slow cooker, or make the most of your oven and hob, there can be no dispute that at the moment we all want to end the day with something comforting and savoury cooked low n slow. Tender meat, possibly some rich gravy, with vitality-boosting veggies and perhaps […]

Top Tips for Slow Cooker Success

Slow Cooker Success

For those of you who don’t know how to use a slow cooker then this autumn really is the time to get up to speed. Here at WCF HQ we have never really seen the point of such a thing; surely that’s what saucepans and low heat settings are for? Think again… Nowadays, a slow […]