World Championship Scotch Pie Awards 2019

World Championship Scotch Pie Awards 2019

World Championship Scotch Pie Awards 2019 gives ultimate accolade to THE LITTLE BAKERY OF DUMFRIES The World Championship Scotch Pie Awards 2019 came to conclusion today as The Little Bakery of Dumfries was announced as the 20th winner of the competition making them THE WORLD SCOTCH PIE CHAMPION OF 2019. KerrRead More…

Food review: Inver Restaurant, Strachur

Food review: Inver Restaurant, Strachur

Inver, our best meal in 2018 Inver restaurant was first recommended to us way back in 2015 by Amanda at Gigha Halibut and was then recommended to us again in 2016, 2017 and 2018 so was at the top of our ‘must visit’ list for ages. Not owning a car however,Read More…

News: Regional Food Fund awards grants

News: Regional Food Fund awards grants

£95k to support local produce from regional food fund Local food and drink initiatives are toasting their success this New Year after being awarded grants totalling £95,700 from the second round of the Regional Food Fund. The funding has been awarded to 21 projects across the country ranging from smaller-scale,Read More…

Gary Maclean helps combat mealtime monotony

Gary Maclean helps combat mealtime monotony

National Chef Gary Maclean helps combat dinner boredom Did you know that 81% of Scots are ‘regularly’ repeating the same meals for dinner week in, week out? The new research highlighted over half (54%) of the nation consider themselves ‘stuck in a rut’ when it comes to dinner. Scotland’s nationalRead More…

Food Review: Taisteal, Stockbridge, Edinburgh

Food Review: Taisteal, Stockbridge, Edinburgh

Taisteal, a varied journey Filling the void left by Field Grill in salubrious Stockbridge, their former chef, Gordon Craig, now goes it alone with a restaurant inspired by his love of travel – Taisteal translates as ‘(to) travel’ or ‘journey’ in Gaelic. He has a wealth of experience behind him, workingRead More…

Loch Fyne Oyster Bar and Restaurant, behind the scenes

Loch Fyne Oyster Bar and Restaurant, behind the scenes

40 years of Loch Fyne Oyster Bar and Restaurant – a look behind the scenes Loch Fyne Oyster Bar at Cairndow is one of those places that is a landmark when you are on a drive.  It always seems to have been there, and now I know why – LochRead More…

Food: Samphire, Inveraray

Food: Samphire, Inveraray

Seafood at Samphire Inveraray Popped into Samphire at Inveraray for lunch recently. What a treat.  Samphire specialise in seafood, a sensible choice when you are on the banks of Loch Fyne. You can find the restaurant at the top end of Inveraray, just past the church-cum-roundabout. Once inside you willRead More…

Recipe: Sweet and Sour Scottish Beef Salad from Tony Singh and Lidl

Recipe: Sweet and Sour Scottish Beef Salad from Tony Singh and Lidl

Singh for your Supper with Tony Singh and Lidl Scottish TV chef, Tony Singh MBE will be teaming up with supermarket Lidl to create a delicious 3-course meal using a wide range of hand-selected Scottish products. For the 4 days of the Royal Highland Show, Tony will be on theRead More…

Celebrating Summer with Scotty Brand

Celebrating Summer with Scotty Brand

Scottish summer produce with Scotty Brand We joined a group of fellow food lovers at The Sisters Kelvingrove  to meet up with Scotty Brand as they celebrate summer and showcase their fresh new Scottish produce. We were focusing on asparagus, strawberries and smoked salmon.  The Scottish asparagus season lasts just 6Read More…

Funding boost for local food and drink

Funding boost for local food and drink

£250k fund created to support local food and drink  Applications are now being accepted for grants of up to £5,000, as part of a new initiative to help drive projects that celebrate and promote locally sourced and produced food and drink. A total of £250,000 is available for the ConnectRead More…