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Private Chef with Heart and Soul is a Tasting Scotland ‘Local Legend’

Watching it all slip away This week we've been paying tribute to those in Scotland who have done something a little special when the onset of the Covid-19 Pandemic began. When lock-down was announced today's winner should have been gearing up to board a plane. He should have been heading out to the United States to promote Scottish Seafood. Instead he sat and watched his diary empty faster than he can chop a kilo of onions - and that's fast.  Today's Tasting Scotland Gourmet Journeys & Events #ScotFoodFort20 'Local Legend' crown goes to award-winning Private Chef Mark Heirs. From millionaires to a 'bag o' messages' Despite the fact that Mark ...

Celebrating Food, Family and Farming during Scotland Food & Drink Fortnight

Fergus and Alison Younger run a small 300 acre family farm with the help of their three young children, Fergus’ mum and friends. They are located 10 minutes by car from Stirling and 20 minutes from the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park in central Scotland. On the farm they are proud to care sustainably for their animals and the environment so they can grow the very best in fresh, local produce. Old Leckie Farm get our vote today for the Tasting Scotland Gourmet Journeys & Events #ScotFoodFort20 ‘Local Legend’ crown because during lock-down: They made sure customers could continue to ‘Eat Old Leckie’. (Slow grown ...

Be inspired with Scotland Food & Drink Fortnight Cook-along with our Local Legend; Scotland’s National Chef

It’s an exciting time in Scotland. Scotland Food and Drink Fortnight; the annual September celebration has begun and today I’m raising my glass and announcing another very deserving ‘Local Legend’; the theme of this year’s celebration. I’ll also be providing you with the details of how you can get cooking with this ‘Local Legend’ from the comfort of your own kitchen, as he prepares a special #ScotFoodFort20 menu for you to cook-along with him via his Facebook page tomorrow, 9th September. Every year the first two weeks of September are given over to celebrating all that is wonderful, local, delicious and inspirational involving ...

Celebrating World Food Travel Day in Scotland – What to eat on the Isle of Skye

It’s World Food Travel Day! Step on-board this virtual food and drink memory trip around Scotland. In Location No. 2, we journey up to the Isle of Skye, and uncover local Chef Calum Montgomery's 'what you must eat' when on his home island. The Isle of Skye is a special place and like most travel planners and tour operators in Scotland it's an altogether strange feeling not to be preparing for the ferry ride from Mallaig, home of Kippers (a butterflied-cut smoked whole herring) or the bridge from the mainland over to the island for a little while. Some of my favourite food memories were created there.   I can understand what brought ...

Celebrating World Food Travel Day in Scotland – What to eat in Whisky Lovers’ Speyside

It’s World Food Travel Day! Step on-board this virtual food and drink memory trip around Scotland. In Location No. 1, what food must you try when in Speyside, a region undoubtedly most famous for its whisky? It’s Week 5 of Covid-19 lock-down. My usual Tasting Scotland food tours around Scotland are postponed. Like me you may already be planning your next day trip, short break or holiday/vacation away. Perhaps you were due to be in Scotland right now, perhaps gearing up for what would have been the 21st year of the big one, the annual Speyside Whisky Festival  . Fear not with the help of my food and beverage loving Scottish friends we’re ...

What to do when you have the itchy feet travel bug during lock-down

Anyone else like me with the itchy feet urge to travel so bad that it's beginning to hurt already? Here's what to do. We are on Day 13 of Corona Virus lock-down here in Scotland. And as they say us humans always want that which we cannot have! I can't lie. As a travel planner and tour leader I am desperate to be doing what I do at this time of year. It's the start of what up to now has generally been considered Scotland's main tourism season. I yearn to be taking first time and repeat international visitors around the country helping them to uncover Scotland's true collage of gastronomic flavours, perhaps cooked themselves in one of our culinary ...