Spring salad with wild venison chorizo and goats cheese

I think the marriage of Scottish produce with Spanish flavours is  fairly sublime. So do the Spanish I imagine, they import enough wonderful seafood from these shores. A couple of years ago Anja Baak from Great Glen Charcuterie sent me a sample of their wild venison chilli chorizo and I was…

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Floral venison and mushroom pie

I was recently asked by a friend who was visiting what Scottish food was. I explained that to my mind Scottish food is defined by produce rather than flavour. However I also realised when asked by Jus-Rol to create a recipe for them, that if you asked a cross section…

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Haggis and Venison to celebrate the bard

As a child I never realised just why Robert Burns was so important to Scotland. My childhood memories of reading ‘To a moose’ while struggling to understand the language and the significance remain with me, alongside Burns suppers being plied with whisky by elderly relatives to pour (wastefully) over my…

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Venison and wild bramble stew

Autumn is my favourite season. Yes winter brings snow and Christmas, spring has new-born lambs and delicate vegetables while summer means sunshine and strawberries. But autumn to me is above them all, there is a bountiful harvest on the trees, in the soil and resting on the land. Game is…

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