Les Perdrix aux Choux

Partridges braised on a bed of cabbage

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By Jeanne Strang

Published 1991

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As far as game birds are concerned, the French have very much the same species as we do, except for grouse. Quail used to be quite common but nowadays is much less so because of the effect of modern farming methods and viticulture. The farmed equivalents are rather dull, suggestive of braised knitting needles. Wild duck may be found in many other areas of France but not so much in the South-West. Snipe are less common than they used to be. Partridge, pheasant and woodcock are the most sough