• Food and Exercise From The Chef

    Regular readers will know that outside of 63 Tay Street my passion is running and exercise.  There is nothing better than a dig-deep workout to dust off 10 hours in a kitchen.  I’m currently obsessed by cross training and I’ve been hitting ‘The Box’ up at Claymore Crossfit to keep …

    Graeme Pallister on Food And Exercise
  • Lip-Smacking Pollock Ceviche

    Ceviche is a popular dish of latin America in particular a huge part of Peruvian culture. It’s a great example of how much fun food can be and what a great way to get us eating more fish. Well sourced fresh ethically caught fish is a must, simply cured in …

    ceviche
  • Value For Money At 63 Tay Street

    I’m sure you’ve all seen the brilliant post from a restaurant manager in response to a negative Trip Advisor review that’s doing the rounds of Social Media at the minute.   The reviewer complained at being charged for a pot of hot water and lemon… More here>>> The manager quite politely …

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  • The Dreaded Christmas Lunch Dismantled!

    For around 90% of people the thought of Christmas lunch is a mouthwatering, pleasurable daydream. But for the other 10% – ie The Designated Cooks – it can be one of absolute dread. Composing a twelve piece dish for more people than you can count is a sure fire way …

    mary christmas
  • Delicious Dairy

    Hi Everyone, Well here we are, in the final stretch of the Year of Food & Drink.  I don’t know about you, but this celebration of Scottish produce and the wonderful people who make it has been one of my favourite ever years!  Last month saw us all celebrate Scottish …

    GPmilk
  • Summer Berries With Goats Cheese and Local Perthshire Honey

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again! One of the very best tastes of summer has to be a Scottish berry. We’re supplied by the fantastic Peter Marshall at Aylth in Perthshire and just when I thought it couldn’t get any better he calls me up and tells …

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  • Lovage Soup

    Lovage is a traditional British herb that comes into season over the summer months. Although more popular south of the border, it is beginning to make a comeback here in Scotland and can be seen in many restaurants in the form of tarts and pesto. The leaves can be used in …

    Graeme Pallister Lovage Soup
  • Working The Perthshire Magic!

    I love when I discover a wee hidden treasure right here in Perthshire and if I can fit into what I’m doing at 63 Tay Street so much the better.  This month I want to tell you all about the amazing work going on right under our noses in Bridge …

    Eco System Farms
  • Chang Mai Broth

    I’ve been lucky enough to visit Thailand twice now, and it is one of my all time favourite culinary experiences. The street food is amazing and this one-pan wonder is simply sensational. I did it recently on BBC Kitchen Café and it really gives you a taste of Thailand.  It also …

    CHiang Mai broth
  • Eat Yer Greens

    It’s no big secret that I am passionate about using local, seasonal produce and I will stand by this mantra, banging my drum as long as there is anyone happy to listen. (And quite often well after everyone else has stopped listening!) However, Mother Nature does like to have her …

    Remember to lift your nose and smell what's out there... wild garlic is on its way!
  • Beetroot Risotto with Red Wine

    If you’re a child of the eighties like me, you’ll be used to your beetroot pickled in jars and served on a ploughmans. And as much I love this all-time favourite lunch, the revival this lowly root veg is receiving right now is inspiring.  People are enjoying it in lots …

    Beetroot Risotto with Red Wine
  • Whisky in the Land of Food and Drink

    Last year the Scottish Government, VisitScotland and EventScotland gave us Scotland the year of Homecoming, and along with the tremendous sporting events of Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup, Scotland was certainly a focal point for the rest of the world.  My love for Scotland is no secret and so when …

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  • Scotch Broth

    Scotch broth is one of those dishes that you don’t eat every week. In fact, you probably go from ear to year without making it. With that said, I bet it’s in your top ten favourite soups of all time!  The thing is, you have to be in a Scotch …

    Scotch Broth
  • 2015 So Far – Juicing and Sun Salutations!

    The start of a new year is always a time of hope, change, and the dreaded diet! This is the month you pay back the excess eating and drinking that we simply can’t avoid / won’t avoid over the festive period! Don’t get me wrong, it was worth every mouthful …

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  • Beef Stroganoff

    Stroganoff was one of those dishes  that seemed to be on every hotel menu throughout the 80s and 90s.  It seems to have finally lost its ‘must-have title’ over the past decade but it does occasionally pop up in the odd village pub. Unfortunatley,  it can often be a little …

    Beef Stroganoff
  • Food That Hugs You!

    For me food solves everything.  It started when I was wee and I’d fall over and come in crying. My mum would always sit me on her knee and then cook me one of my favourites for my tea!   Food can repair and mend, making everything ok again. That truly …

    Comfort food blog by graeme pallister
  • Braised Short Rib of Beef

    Do you know that in a single braise from a rib of beef you get two very different beef dishes for a family of four? For all us busy parents this is a no-brainer. I mentioned in my Courier column that I would make this dish at home and take some …

    Braised beef
  • A Scottish Apple A Day

    It is fantastic how the anticipation of eating, or even just the mention of a certain food will make your mouth and brain do a salivating tap dance. We all have our own particular favourites, whether it’s a freshly-baked pizza, a roast chicken or a kidney bean taco (I have …

    Autumn Apples on Local Honest Simple
  • Bring On The Lamb

    As you might imagine, when you love food like we do at 63 we’re always on the lookout for ways to get involved in the industry. Scotch Lamb Weekend on 23rd and 24th August has been developed on the back of their hugely successful Wham Bam Lamb campaign and is being …

    Scotch Lamb
  • Perthshire Raspberries with Lemon Posset & Almonds

    This elegant treat is as easy to make as it is to eat.  For me, the perfect balance of acidity and sweetness allows the raspberries fantastic flavour to shine.  The lemon posset with only three simple ingredients is a fantastic recipe to get the kids involved in and is perfect …

    Perthshire raspberries with lemon posset & almonds
  • Scotland Land of Food And Drink

    Earlier this year I was asked by Scotland Food & Drink to become a chef ambassador, championing Scotland’s larder. Of course, I had said yes before they had finished their sentence.  This is the sort of project that I am deeply passionate about and regardless of what else you have …

    Sea Trout with cockles, beetroots, purple sprouting broccoli, sea herbs and baby watercress & creamed jersey royals
  • Graeme’s Appeal to Perthshire Chefs

    Dear Passionate Cooks of Perthshire, My name is Graeme Pallister. I’m the chef owner of 63 Tay Street restaurant in Perth’s city centre and a member of Slow Food UK’s Chef Alliance. Noting a well-publicised trend around the world, children are being educated on home-cooking less and less, and have …

    Children's Assembly at Moncrieff Primary in Perth
Graeme Pallister on Food And Exercise

Food and Exercise From The Chef

Regular readers will know that outside of 63 Tay Street my passion is running and exercise.  There is nothing better than a dig-deep workout to dust off 10 hours in a kitchen.  I’m currently obsessed by cross training and I’ve been hitting ‘The Box’ up at Claymore Crossfit to keep …

Blog2

Value For Money At 63 Tay Street

I’m sure you’ve all seen the brilliant post from a restaurant manager in response to a negative Trip Advisor review that’s doing the rounds of Social Media at the minute.   The reviewer complained at being charged for a pot of hot water and lemon… More here>>> The manager quite politely …

mary christmas

The Dreaded Christmas Lunch Dismantled!

For around 90% of people the thought of Christmas lunch is a mouthwatering, pleasurable daydream. But for the other 10% – ie The Designated Cooks – it can be one of absolute dread. Composing a twelve piece dish for more people than you can count is a sure fire way …

GPmilk

Delicious Dairy

Hi Everyone, Well here we are, in the final stretch of the Year of Food & Drink.  I don’t know about you, but this celebration of Scottish produce and the wonderful people who make it has been one of my favourite ever years!  Last month saw us all celebrate Scottish …

Eco System Farms

Working The Perthshire Magic!

I love when I discover a wee hidden treasure right here in Perthshire and if I can fit into what I’m doing at 63 Tay Street so much the better.  This month I want to tell you all about the amazing work going on right under our noses in Bridge …

Remember to lift your nose and smell what's out there... wild garlic is on its way!

Eat Yer Greens

It’s no big secret that I am passionate about using local, seasonal produce and I will stand by this mantra, banging my drum as long as there is anyone happy to listen. (And quite often well after everyone else has stopped listening!) However, Mother Nature does like to have her …

macallan 32

Whisky in the Land of Food and Drink

Last year the Scottish Government, VisitScotland and EventScotland gave us Scotland the year of Homecoming, and along with the tremendous sporting events of Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup, Scotland was certainly a focal point for the rest of the world.  My love for Scotland is no secret and so when …

IMG_20150114_090838

2015 So Far – Juicing and Sun Salutations!

The start of a new year is always a time of hope, change, and the dreaded diet! This is the month you pay back the excess eating and drinking that we simply can’t avoid / won’t avoid over the festive period! Don’t get me wrong, it was worth every mouthful …

Comfort food blog by graeme pallister

Food That Hugs You!

For me food solves everything.  It started when I was wee and I’d fall over and come in crying. My mum would always sit me on her knee and then cook me one of my favourites for my tea!   Food can repair and mend, making everything ok again. That truly …

Autumn Apples on Local Honest Simple

A Scottish Apple A Day

It is fantastic how the anticipation of eating, or even just the mention of a certain food will make your mouth and brain do a salivating tap dance. We all have our own particular favourites, whether it’s a freshly-baked pizza, a roast chicken or a kidney bean taco (I have …