It takes a village

It’s game season, and the family behind The Village Butcher in Dublin have all the tips and tricks you need to cook and serve it. They share their story, and some of their favourite recipes, with Jordan Mooney

7th November, 2021
It takes a village
Jessica’s venison curry

Sarah Kelly and her husband Michael Madden have owned The Village Butcher in Ranelagh in Dublin since 2012, but last year was their busiest to date.

“When Covid hit, people wanted to cook anything we had,” Kelly says. “They were stuck at home with nothing to do, and so many of them had invested in smokers and barbecue equipment that we found people would just come in and ask for ideas or ingredients to make absolutely...

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