Spring Asparagus from Perthshire

Glamis Asparagus : The Spring Champion

You would be hard pushed not to see asparagus on any seasonal kitchen’s menu throughout May.  The season is short, especially so in Scotland, and with that comes a race to secure the glorious green bunches of delicious glamis asparagus from Sandy and Heather Pattullo of Eassie Farm. I have …

A View of Kinnoull Hill in its Autumn Finery taken over The Old Bridge from The North Inch.

An Autumn Feast from Perthshire

If, like me, you’ve been born and bred in Perthshire then I would imagine that while the rest of the country bemoans the cold air and the nights drawing in, you are revelling in what I consider to be the most majestic of seasons.  I love autumn, with its quiet …

Graeme Pallister Behind The Camera for Scotch Lamb

WHAM BAM THANK YOU LAMB!

Keeping on the last blog’s sporting theme for just the one sentence, I think it’s safe to say that 2013 has been my “personal best” in years so far.  That’s not me bragging, it’s more of a reality check to remind myself that this is actually my life.   I’m one …

Graeme Pallister Runs The kindrochit quadrathlon 2013

O’er Hill and Loch : The Kindrochit Quadrathlon 2013

I should probably start by saying sorry. It’s been a while since my last blog but I’m hoping that by the end of reading this you’ll understand why.  I’ve realised that there is a theme running through my writing; it paints the chef’s life as one of haphazard oddness.   There …

Graeme Pallister of 63 Tay Street

The Reluctant (Swing-Door!) Celebrity Chef

Let’s open with a question.  Who is your favourite celebrity chef? Are you a Jamie, Gordon, Nigel or Nigella? I know you have one… a guilty, little, secret crush fuelled when the pepper pot twists and the basil is torn. They are this decade’s answer to the Hollywood stars of …

Scottish Soused Herring Recipe by Graeme Pallister at 63 Tay Street

Soused Scottish Herring Recipe

I’m going to open with a Herring-Recipe-Fuelled rant folks.  As far as I can see, commercial, pre-packed rollmops have slowly but surely destroyed every chance that our “Silver Darlings” ever had of being lauded as the luxuriously inexpensive treat that they truly are.   And what have been offered in exchange for …