Tag Archives: Scotland

A Contemporary Burns Supper

QMS (Quality Meat Scotland) asked me to come up with a contemporary Burns Supper using Scotch Beef  (it’s PGI certifies provenance, quality and traceability). Always one to pick up a meat-related challenge, I was more than happy to oblige. After a trip to the super-helpful Saunderson’s Butchers in Bruntsfield, I settled on a hearty piece […]

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Trying Guga (Gannet) – Eating Like a Gastronaut

We recently went on a field trip with our MSc Gastronomy class to the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides – we met with many of the islanders, many of whom make a living from the land or sea and what it provides in a variety of ways – fishing, crofting and butchery for example. […]

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WIN a pair of tickets to The Royal Highland Show 2016

It’s almost that time of year again when Scotland’s ‘greatest show’ sets up shop at Ingliston and we all pray for great weather – one of my favourite days out of the year – The Royal Highland Show. As usual, it’s jam-packed full of fabulous foodie delights…. Hugely successful ‘Scotland’s Larder Live!’ returns to Royal […]

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New Gin Tourist Trail Launched in Scotland

Whisky Trails have proven very successful in Scotland and with the phenomenal rise in popularity of Gin over recent years it’s probably no real surprise that the WSTA (Wine and Spirit Trade Association) have launched a new tourist trail promoting 12 Scottish Gin Distilleries. With 70% of the UK’s gin produced in Scotland we’re certainly well […]

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A Food Diary from Stobo Castle

When I booked a couple of nights stay at Stobo Castle over the Festive Period, I hadn’t realised that all the meals are included in the room price (as well as the use of the spa facilities, which makes this a very good deal btw), in fact I hadn’t really thought too much about the […]

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The Printing Press on George Street – New Edinburgh Restaurant

This looks like my kind of place, sadly I won’t be able to make the launch but will be sure to try it out in due course! This week sees the opening of new Edinburgh Restaurant, The Printing Press (Thursday, 22 October). Situated 21-25 George Street the name alludes to the literary heritage of the address […]

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Steak Girl takes on the QMS steak sauce challenge

Some of you may remember a couple months ago that I was somewhat surprised (and totally over the moon) to receive a shed load of steaks from the lovely people at QMS (Quality Meat Scotland). I’d been expecting something from them as they’d asked me if I’d be interested in doing a steak sauce challenge, where […]

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Whisky events Galore in May at The Whisky Society

In May the Scotch Malt Whisky Society are opening their doors to non members to host a range of whisky events. With Beer & Whisky matching, Cocktails and Food &  Seafood Whisky pairings there should be something for everyone… Homecoming Scotland: Clans & Drams Whisky Month Open to all, the Society is hosting a kaleidoscope of food […]

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New Scottish Food and Drink TV Channel

New TV channel turns spotlight on Scotland’s food and drink Food and drink connoisseurs can get a flavour of our nation’s rich natural larder thanks to the launch of an online TV hub dedicated to promoting Scotland as a Land of Food and Drink during this landmark year.  Launched today (Feb 19), Scottishfoodanddrink.tv will showcase Scotland’s world-class […]

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Taste Ye Back – free event at Melville Castle

 

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