Best Butchers in London – Award Winners

Shane Holland Executive Chairman of Slow Food UK visited Morley Butchers in Crouch End to present the 2015 London Best Butchers award. The Slow Food London Awards are a real seal of approval because the entrants and the final winners are all selected by London food shoppers.

Now in their third year these awards were created by Slow Food London to support and highlight the growing number of quality food retailers and producers within London which are the polar opposite of supermarkets .

In their awards statement Slow Food London said “The London Best Butchers award to Morley Butchers recognises excellence in their butchery, time-honed skills, as well as their impressive range of game and quality meat.”

“We are so pleased to have won this award for the second year,running, particularly as it is based on votes from our customers. A huge thank you to them for their support and enthusiasm for our products and what we do in the shop.”

Andrew Beresford – Morley Butchers

Slow food Best Butcher Award

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We produce our own authentic and delicious Biltong from a South African recipe using traditional biltong spices and technique using only the best Scotish Beef. We make our Biltong in a five day process of marinade, seasoning and air drying before packing – all done on our premises. Latest posts and updates below

Crouch End Digital Food Festival 10% OFFER

We are part of the Crouch End Digital Food Festival. 10% Offer applies all month! Just show your Crouch End Card and we make you bill 10% smaller. Plus a special online Biltong discount. (details below) October marks the start of a month long digital food festival here in Crouch End. It is the first [...]

The Crouch End Digital Food Fest

Morley Butchers are part of the Crouch End Digital Food Fest which is happening in October 2013. October marks the start of a month long digital food festival in Crouch End. This is the first ever online event of its type in London. This month long foodie fest celebrates everything Crouch End has to offer food [...]

By | 2016-10-18T10:04:19+00:00 August 6th, 2013|Categories: Bacon & Gammon, Biltong|

Morley Butchers – Slow Food London Approved

Slow Food London. We have been added to their list of approved retailers in capital. About Slow Food London The Slow Food movement is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. It is a grassroots movement created in 1989 in Italy by Carlo Petrini to counter the rise of fast food and fast [...]

By | 2016-10-18T10:04:20+00:00 July 22nd, 2013|Categories: Bacon & Gammon, Beef, Biltong, Chicken, News, Pork|Tags: |

What is Biltong?

We have been asked several times recently "What is Biltong?". Many people don't know so read on and find out more about this delicious and traditional South African food. We are making it on the premises so you can come in and try it yourself before you buy. Basically Biltong is strips of dry cured [...]

By | 2016-10-18T10:04:21+00:00 June 28th, 2013|Categories: Beef, Biltong|Tags: |

Biltong: perfect for Paleo Diet

Biltong makes a great snack if you are a follower of the Paleo diet. What is the Paleo Diet? The Paleo diet is centered around the idea that for optimal health, modern humans should eat in a a far more similar way to our hunter-gatherer ancestors. This means eating whole, unprocessed, highly nutritious,  foods. Putting an emphasis [...]

By | 2017-11-28T09:47:07+00:00 June 21st, 2013|Categories: Biltong|Tags: |

#Biltong ready!

Now out of the drier. Looking tasty. This is the same batch as featured on the blog a few days ago - fully cured and ready for eating. The meat has now absorbed the spice from the marinade and seasoning. Having hung in the specialist drier for five days the cured meat is now toothsome [...]

By | 2016-10-18T10:04:24+00:00 May 17th, 2013|Categories: Beef, Biltong, News|Tags: |

Chilibite Biltong

Preparing the next batch of Chilibite Biltong in the shop today. The best Scottish steaks in the picture have been marinaded in the red wine vinegar and at this point just been rubbed all over with the traditional and authentic South African blend of herbs and spices (Salt, Pepper and Coriander) seasoning. As this is for the "Chilibite" version it [...]

By | 2016-10-18T10:04:27+00:00 May 8th, 2013|Categories: Beef, Biltong|Tags: |

Making Biltong

Biltong is a cured meat that hails from South Africa The original Dutch settlers who arrived there in the 17th century brought recipes for making biltong with them from Europe. Before the introduction of refrigeration, the curing process was used to preserve all kinds of meat in South Africa. However today Biltong is most commonly made from beef. We [...]

By | 2017-02-06T17:20:44+00:00 March 21st, 2013|Categories: Beef, Biltong|Tags: , |