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Much Ado About Mutton

Mutton once took pride of place on every dining table up and down the country. It was the nation’s favourite dish. It fed us all, from peasant to King.

Whatever happened to it?

Bob Kennard explains the decline of this nutritious and lucrative commodity which once made men rich and kept them healthy.

But more importantly, he explains why mutton is now poised to make a come-back.

Its extraordinary health and environmental benefits are at last being recognised.

In Much Ado About Mutton, the author includes all the latest information:

• Where to buy mutton today
• What to look for in a cut of mutton
• Modern and traditional mutton recipes
• Appraisal of the best mutton breeds
• Directory of UK sheep breeds
• Mutton farming around the world
• Mutton in literature
• Braxy ham, salt marsh mutton, reestit mutton
• Mutton’s benefits to the environment
• New findings: mutton as a super-meat?

Foreword by HRH Prince of Wales

Author: Bob Kennard
ISBN: 978 1 906122 61 4
Published: September 2014
Format: 246 x 189 mm
Binding: Hardback
No. of pages: 224
284 colour photographs
16 black & white photographs
25 black & white illustrations
Price: £20.00

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Much Ado About Mutton by Bob Kennard

Reader reviews

Reviewed by Alan Rance in December 2014

What a marvellous Book. Although a 'Towny', I was bought up on farm holidays and walks in the country. As an adult; holidays were always camping or caravans in Britain. I thought that I had learn a fair amount about Sheep; yet I found new facts on almost every page! A must for any one interested in sheep let alone mutton. Lovely list (& photos) of the UK Sheep Breeds. It also makes very interesting reading for Spinners wishing to learn more about the fleeces.

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