Servants were laying silver platters heaped with meats of all kinds: venison, a great baron of beef
, geese and capons swimming in their own fat, raised pies and pasties, custards and tarts and gilded marchpane, tall confections of spun sugar.
Willie says: "When the tenants of Smithfield market in London wanted to present a baron of beef
to the Prime Minister Winston Churchill for the celebration of his 80th birthday, my grandfather's reputation was such that they came to his farm to choose the animal.
I was doing the Burgermeister's Ball and was preparing a roast beef dinner with a Baron of Beef
, which is basically the whole back half of the cow.
ITC Ltd - ILTD Division, Chirala, India won the 2000 Food, Drink and Tobacco Sector Safety Award and Baron of Beef
Ltd of Newcastle, were Highly Commended in the Norwich Union Trophy for small to medium-sized businesses.