Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Birds of a feather

Birds of a feather
A panel of experts sample poached chicken.

The Age newspaper reviewed the flavour of Victorian chickens today and I was disappointed to discover the one I buy was rated the least tasty of them all. Hmmmph! I'm hoping they just got a bad Free Range Lillydale - usually tastes pretty good to me.  Interestingly there was not much difference in flavour between them, although free range birds fared better on the whole. The winner was:

Bannockburn Free Range 67/100 $7.30/kg
FROM the people who brought you La Ionica comes this well-formed chook that ticks the free-range and chemical-free processing boxes, described by one of the panel as having ''juicy, sweet, flavoursome flesh''.

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They also discussed issues of chicken breed and methods of processing chickens which may sway how you eat.


  1. Very interesting. I wonder if they discussed the increase fat content that commercial chickens have compared to 30 years ago?? I can't wait to hatch my own chickens & gobble them down (only i'll be more discrete in front of them). Love Posie

  2. This was so informative. Thank you! I'm glad I found your blog.

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  3. Interesting! They say ignorance is bliss - and although I buy free range where possible - it does stress me out to think about the whole meat process too much!

    Rach xo


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