“As long as the animal’s lived a happy and free-range life and was slaughtered humanely, that’s what matters.”
“People these days are so desensitised to the fact they’re eating animal and they don’t like anything to look like the animal,” he says. “But people shouldn’t eat meat if they can’t cope with where it’s from and what it is.”
Badenoch says that buying whole animals, rather than separate parts, is also a “smarter and cheaper way to buy”. “If you just buy a chicken breast, you also don’t know what the rest of the animal looked like – you can’t see its quality.”
Badenoch says he got the ideas for his recipes from a combination of the cookbooks he owns, eating at different restaurants and talking to butchers. “And once you get to a certain point, you can just see a piece of meat or a bit of produce and use your imagination to come up with ideas.”
Chris is also opening a beer eating establishment Josie Bones with Julia, the website says it will be opening before Christmas so they better get to it.