Carrying on from my ‘Support your local Fishmonger blog’, that I did a couple of weeks ago. I thought that I would move onto good butchers. On the pavement in Clapham, Moen and son’s butchers has been around for over 40 years. Started by Maurice Moen in 1971 it is now run by his son Gary Moen who does an excellent job of sourcing not only some of the finest quality organic meat around but also has a magnificent array of cheeses, fresh herbs, specialised vegetables from Sicilian lemons to wild mushrooms, cured meats and amazing Portuguese custard tarts. (Best to rock up early for the custard tarts as the go quickly!)
The Iberico ham, particularly the Pata Negra ham is mouthwateringly delicious, although pretty pricey is a great present to give to a foodie and makes a welcome change from chocolates!
All the sausages are home made and make a very tasty and relatively inexpensive meal, my girlfriend always buys the Cumberland sausages whenever she wants to appease her husband!
So if you are in south London it is well worth making the detour to Moen & sons at 24 The Pavement, London SW4 0JA.
If you have a good butcher in your area let me know and I shall spread the word…