Grouse

A Glorious Game Bird

With the Glorious 12th being one of the most important dates on the Scottish calendar (unless you’re a grouse), we thought it high time we chatted about Mother Nature’s extraordinary gift to our wee country – game. First up, when it comes to getting quality game birds onto the table …

ceviche

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 …

Smoked Haddock Chowder

It may surprise you to know that I have nothing much to say about this recipe! That’s not because its a half-hearted attempt at an Autumn soup but more because it is so, so wonderful that almost everything that could have been said about it, has been said about it. …

Graeme Pallister Lovage Soup

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 …

CHiang Mai broth

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 …

Beetroot Risotto with Red Wine

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 …

Scotch Broth

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 …

Beef Stroganoff

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 …