Great Glen Charcuterie

As you walk into The Old Butchershop in Roy Bridge, home of Great Glen Charcuterie you are enveloped by an amazing aroma that speaks of passion, of integrity and of quality. The soft sweet oak smoke, aromatic spice and rich game tells of artisans in the truest sense of the…

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Squash and sweet potato soup with coconut and chilli

Squash is possibly my favourite autumn vegetable. I know it’s not really an autumn vegetable, it’s available over a massive growing season, it’s just that as it gets colder the skin gets thicker, but it feels like an autumn vegetable as its at its best and most prolific currently. The…

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Highland Park Warrior Series #tweettasting

The Orkney Islands off Scotland’s north coast are well known for their Norse connections. Indeed Orkney was ruled by Norway for several hundred years with the Vikings first arriving around the 7th Century. The bloody history of Scots/Norse conflict has long since passed into history however as Visit Orkney recalls ‘the majority…

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Whisky walk of Scotland

 An introduction to Scotland and her whisky The French have a word, a romantic and mystical term, for the synergy between soil, climate and topography. It is this synergy that creates the finest of wine. They call it terroir, and it lacks any English translation. Although no such word exists…

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Seafood Broth

Quite simply the finest fish soup I’ve tasted this side of Marseilles – Felicity Cloake, Guardian Cook, January 2014 To me holiday always means two things. Sea and food. Travelling overseas is always inspiring with the food culture of another nation really bringing it to life in so many ways,…

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Cockles and mussels in ale

Shellfish. In particular mussels. There’s fewer foods which divide opinion as much or are looked upon with such trepidation by so many. Whether it be the belief they require so much knowledge, effort, skill or that they are a time bomb of tummy trouble waiting to happen so many people…

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