Roast Partridges with a Blackberry Pan Juices (Nigel Slater)
One of the best things about autumn is the start of game season and the re-emergence of gamebirds on the butchers' shelves. One of my favourite is partridge: it is a milder, less gamey flavour than many others and a very quick roast to cook. In this recipe, the partridge is complimented with tangy blackberries, toasted bacon and the sweet madeira wine. This is the perfect way to cook partridge and, as Nigel Slater puts it "a plate redolent of autumn.". It is a fiddly little bird to eat, so fingers may be necessary to ensure you don't miss any of the succulent meat.