Book: You’ll have had yer tea?

Visit scotland recipe book launch

Visit scotland recipe book launch

Treasured Tastes of Scotland

Mrs Foodie was at the launch of VisitScotland recipe book, You’ll Have Had Yer Tea? Treasured Tastes of Scotland, with the national tourism organisation is urging families to enjoy dining together and create more mealtime memories.

Visit scotland recipe book launch
The lovely Shirley Spear outlines the ethos behind the book

Launched at the Scotch Malt Whisky Society in Edinburgh, You’ll Have Had Yer Tea? Treasured Tastes of Scotland is available free of charge from VisitScotland Information Centres throughout Scotland.

Following a nationwide appeal by VisitScotland, the book contains more than 40 traditional recipes, which were submitted by members of the public from every corner of the country.

Each recipe is accompanied by a special memory giving the background to each dish. Whether it’s a childhood recollection of helping mum bake shortbread or frying the catch of the day after a fishing trip with granddad, each delicious recipe is brought to life by the story behind it.

Mrs Foodie was lucky to have her Ham Hough Scotch Broth recipe picked and was chuffed to meet Shirley.

You’ll Have Had Yer Tea’s foreword is provided by Scottish chef and food enthusiast Shirley Spear. She writes: “The idea behind this recipe book was to create a legacy for the Year of Food & Drink 2015, reminding ourselves of our local Scottish roots, our home-cooking skills and memories of days gone by when family food, cooking and eating together were more prevalent. I would love to see more of this in future.”

Visit scotland recipe book launch

You’ll Have Had Yer Tea? Treasured Tastes of Scotland is available in VisitScotland Information Centres throughout Scotland or find out more about Scotland’s food and drink experiences at




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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