Guinea Fowl with Pig’s Trotter and Turnips

Pintade aux navets

Preparation info

  • Serves

    4

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Sud de France

By Caroline Conran

Published 2012

  • About

The French love guinea fowl, and they are indeed charming birds, if a bit flighty and noisy. They have spotted feathers, Egyptian-shaped heads and, I found when I tried keeping a few, they can run like the wind and like to roost overnight in the trees. So mine were skinny and tough. But in Languedoc they really know how to rear poultry – traditionally a poultry yard was a good way for a housewife to earn a little money – and their guinea fowl are tender and succulent. They taste very slight