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 [...]
And lang’s the night frae e’en to morn, I’m sure it’s winter fairly
Burns captured the mood of winter perfectly, as the cold, impenetrable darkness envelopes. The land may be hardening with frost, but this makes turnips and the dreaded parsnips all the tastier. In addition to these, brussels sprouts, kale, and winter squash are all available. This is truly broth season.
On the seas fisherman continue to risk all to land haddock, monkfish, saithe, and langoustines. On land, and in the air, as well as Christmas turkeys and geese, much of Scotland’s game is still in prime condition.