When you think of Scottish food, and cereals in particular there’s one thing that instantly springs to mind. Oats. The grain the nation was built on (actually barley can feel a little aggrieved at being sidelined but that’s not [...]
I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers….
Lucy Maud Montgomery wasn’t wrong, and in Scotland we are blessed in autumn, the harvest is bountiful, there is an abundance of wild food, and the seas are filled with goodness. Autumn isn’t only the season of turning leaves and lengthening dusk, it’s a time for generous plates and long, slow cooking.
Haddock, cod, mussels, and langoustines are at their best. For the forager there’s an abundance of mushrooms, elderberries, and brambles. The ground is beginning to give up roots of all varieties, while furred and feather game is readily available.