King's Lynn - Animal treats boost primary

12th March 2010 at 00:00

A tiny school is hoping to boost its funds by selling recipes for sauteed squirrel and rook pastie.

A book featuring mainly game recipes from the kitchen of Houghton Hall, Norfolk, has gone on sale to raise cash to fund improvements to the 46-pupil Harpley Primary School near King's Lynn.

As well as dishes from the hall itself, author Laine Christmas-Hall has collected recipes from people who have visited the hall on shoots.

The Marquess of Cholmondeley, who owns Houghton Hall, has penned the foreword. He wrote:"Living off the land, eating what you can catch or shoot, as well as what can be grown or collected from the woods or the hedgerows, has been the bedrock of country cooking down the years. However, most of the meats used in these recipes cannot be found on the shelves of today's supermarkets."

Ann Beardall, head of the 100-year-old Harpley Primary, said sales of the book should help pay for a new classroom and a multi-purpose area. IB.

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