At Donald Russell, we don’t just cut and sell meat, we own the whole process. We control the buying, ageing, cutting, packaging and selling, in order to allow us to bring you the best quality meat. Find out more about each step that goes into the great-tasting food that arrives on your doorstep.
We sat down with Dave Bergin, Donald Russell’s Head of Butchery to ask him some questions about being a Butcher, changes he’s seen in the industry, and what he thinks the future holds. His answers show his passion for butchery as well as his decades of experience.
Are you tired of mediocre cuts of meat from your local supermarket? You might get some good cuts one week and then be let down the next week. If you want consistently great tasting meat, have you considered trying a traditional Butcher?
Discover the fascinating history of butchery and its evolution over the centuries. From the earliest evidence of animal butchery 1.8 million years ago to the rise of industrialisation and the renewed interest in sustainable and ethical farming practices, this post takes you on a journey through the history of butchery. Learn about the role of Butchers in ancient civilisations, the Middle Ages' guilds, and the changes brought by industrialisation. Find out how skilled butchers use their knowledge and expertise to provide high-quality meat products today. Whether you're a history buff or a foodie, this post is sure to provide a fascinating insight into the world of butchery.
Valentine’s Day on the 14th of February is the perfect time to show someone special how much you care about them. And what better way to do that than by cooking them a luxury meal at home.
Our Chef, Eddie, has put together a selection of meal boxes with everything you need, fully prepared and ready for you to cook at home. All you have to do is decide what you want to eact and let us deliver it direct to your door whenever you choose.
If you want to make sure you nail all the details for your romantic meal, you’ll find out checklist at the end of the page to make sure you don’t miss a thing!
After cooking special meals for hundreds - if not thousands - of hungry couples, Chef Eddie knows a thing or two about how to make sure it goes without a hitch. Here are his top seven tips so your meal goes as smoothly as possible - or better!
With Chinese New Year coming up on the 22nd of January, we thought we would take a look at what this means and how the Chinese zodiac might affect our choice of food!
Just for fun, we’ve asked an expert to tell us a bit about each animal and even to suggest what kind of food they think each sign would like to eat. Does this ring true for you? Let us know on Facebook or Instagram if we’ve got your personality and tastes right!
If you’re not Scottish, Burns Night might be a bit of a mystery to you. It’s celebrated every year on the 25th of January in honour of our national poet, Robert Burns (1759 – 1796). Known for works such as Tam o' Shanter, A Red, Red Rose, and perhaps most famously, Auld Lang Syne. He was recently voted 'the Greatest Scot' of all time and even has a crater on Mercury named after him!
He remains one of the leading poets to write in Scots, a Germanic language which developed from Anglo-Saxon alongside English. He also wrote a lot in Standard Scottish English.
We celebrate his life and works with a Burns Supper on the date of his birth. This can range from big formal events to a cosy night in with friends, but it's always based around the same thing - haggis.
The Christmas season is fast approaching and along with it, our chance to show our friends and loved ones how much we care by giving them the perfect gift.
We might be a bit biased, but we think that food is one of the finer things in life – so why not give someone the gift of great tasting food this Christmas? Food is about more than not being hungry - sitting down to enjoy great-tasting food with loved ones is one of our favourite experiences and we want to help share this joy.
Here are our top picks for a delicious Christmas present.
Want to make the absolute most of your Christmas turkey? Of course you do! Our resident Chef, Eddie, shares his tips on cooking and presenting Christmas Day turkey so that your festive centrepiece looks just as good as it tastes by using a glaze to enhance that mouth-watering golden glow.