Raspberries in January

There’s little in this amazing world of flavours that gets me as excited as the one that is currently approaching perfect ripeness. The Scottish raspberry. It has long been my favourite fruit, possibly even my favourite flavour and it’s not that all too common a trait of parochialism that inspires…

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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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Beer and rosemary soda bread

  Beer and bread are age-old partners. Both made from readily available cereal crops, they have long been the staple of the working man. In fact, if you look back to the Sixteenth century in Scotland, you’ll find that the food allowance for servants in the courts of the gentry…

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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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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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Aromatic one pot chicken

Spice has long been on the menu in Scotland, whether from trade, conquest or immigration the peoples of this land have had a taste for the exotic and aromatic. A look at the menu of Mary, Queen of Scots in the great kitchens of Stirling Castle in the 1500s will…

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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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