Feeding the masses with shin and sausage pie

The festive season is a time when eating really goes into overdrive but as food costs continue to rise and animal welfare becomes more and more of a contentious issue it is harder and harder to feed family and friends cheaply and ethically. Most Wanted have therefore compiled a list…

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Scottish heritage recipes – Mince and tatties

For children of my generation and older growing up in the west of Scotland there must surely have been no meal as ubiquitous and warming as mince and tatties. Whenever I think back to meals in my early years it’s hard to remember any set dishes that we would have…

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Slow braise ox cheek with whole garam masalas

As I’ve said many times before I don’t believe it is possible to define Scottish food by a style or a flavour. It’s the produce that this land provides that defines the Scottish cuisine. Scotland is a nation with an eclectic history of settlement, war, invasion and immigration and all…

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Beef and mushroom stew

To my mind Scottish food is very much defined by the quality of the natural produce rather than a particular flavour or style. Traditionally many dishes would have been cooked in one pot over an open fire but the flavours would have depended on the season, on the area of…

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Innis & Gunn Ales. Cooking and food matching.

When Katherine from Innis & Gunn asked if I was interested in a sample of beers for tasting and cooking I was delighted. It was great to be asked to come up with recipes. I’m a big fan of the rich smooth flavoursome beers I’ve had from I&G before and…

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Leftover brisket with puy lentils

So after you’ve roasted your beef what do you do with the rest of it? Sandwiches, salad? How about this very quick, easy, warming and healthy offering? Will feed two for a light meal 250g (ish) leftover brisket (or any roast beef) chopped roughly 80g puy lentils 5 baby onions…

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Beef brisket pot roasted ‘Italian style’

Brisket is one of those cheaper cuts that doesn’t need long cooking, in fact it’s better to cook it quickly to pink in a pot with some wonderful penetrating flavour. I threw this together with what was ‘oopsed’ on the deli and vegetable counter in Waitrose! This will serve 4…

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