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British Staple Wild Game Flocks to Menus All Over London

The dish is moving on from fancy dining at London’s stuffy traditional tables and being featured on Indian, Thai and other menus.

Spiced-clove smoked-grouse breast, chickpea bread, hot-sweet pumpkin and game keema, served with creamy black lentils.

Spiced-clove smoked-grouse breast, chickpea bread, hot-sweet pumpkin and game keema, served with creamy black lentils.

Source: The Cinnamon Club

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Game, one of the most traditional British delicacies of the season, is finding its way onto some of London’s most enticing Indian, Thai, Nordic, and Italian menus.

The “Glorious Twelfth”—or Aug. 12—marked the beginning of the grouse season, giving a much-needed boost to the UK’s rural economy after two lean years of poor weather and pandemic restrictions. Grouse shooting alone supports more than 2,500 jobs nationwide and is worth £100 million ($115 million) annually to the economy.