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October 1, 2019

For too long Scotland has been the butt of many a culinary joke yet we have so much to offer…indeed in days gone by, Scots were among the healthiest on the planet and we have the potential to be so again if we eat sensibly, balanced and unprocessed. 

In March we ha...

April 28, 2019

As a child I loved Johanna Spyri’s ‘Heidi’ the story of a young Swiss girl’s life on the alm. When I give presentations and mention the role sheilings played in our food heritage, many look questioningly, and I say, ‘Think Heidi!’ Unless you have an interest in Scottis...

March 19, 2019

Google this sweet treat on the left and Wikipedia will tell you it’s an Empire biscuit, Imperial biscuit, double biscuit, German biscuit, Belgian biscuit, double shortbread or even an Empire cookie. Whichever you wish, for me it is a food memory of baking with Granny –...

December 27, 2018

It has been a hectic autumn and a while since Terra Madre, however now, on a wintry night, I am indulging in my review and thoughts from this unique event and hope you enjoy…

As Slow Food Terra Madre and Salone del Gusto are over for another year my mind is buzzing with...

July 27, 2018

This summer we had a family get together ...a clan gathering...? on our wee croft, torp as they are called in Sweden.  The children suggested it, we loved the idea, and it was such fun it may become a tradition! We took turns in cooking the evening meal and spent...

June 18, 2018

​May was both whirlwind and wonderful in equal measures and now we are nearly at Royal Highland Show! Since my last blog we have bade farewell to  the marvellous USA Dames d’Escoffier on their Edible Scotland bespoke food tours....

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March 5, 2018

I for one am getting heartily sick of cattle getting it in the neck for climate change!

Not all cattle are alike. Classing a grass fed heritage breed in the same category as a feedlot grain fed Limousin cross is like comparing a Pittenweem creel caught crab with king pr...

February 27, 2018

Shopping malls are closing in America and many of our high streets are pot-holed with traffic yet more likely to have tumbleweed than tourists on the pavements!. A certain chicken chain has nae chicks and yet another industrial meat distributor is being investigated. T...

January 24, 2018

Yule festivities in Nordic countries means herring, lutfisk and pork amongst other appetising goodies. I have mastered Brantevik, a delicious cured herring dish, and the pork is easy as we can buy pure bred Slow Food Ark of Taste Linderöd http://landtsvinet.se that is...

December 25, 2017

There are those who flock to warmer climes at this time of year and those who wilt at the thought. We are of the latter brigade and adore a crisp frosty winter so it was a treat to see family in Berlin for an early Christmas.

Berlin is an amazing place – once seen, neve...

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