Scotland’s Culinary Easter Feast

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Preceding the satisfying crack of a smashed chocolate egg at Easter is the main course, but why is mint the perfect gastro pairing for the sacrifical lamb? Like other Christian countries Scotland celebrates Easter with gastronomic gusto with the humble egg the symbolic heart of a religious feast focusing on both redemption and regeneration. Hot cross buns and to a lesser extent this side of the border, Simnel Cake are also as representative of Easter as pancakes are of Pancake Day. Linda, co-owner of Greenhall View Farm shared her insight on why just the ...

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Tales and Tastings of Scotland

What does it take to create an authentic tasting event in Scotland? It’s hard to think of a better setting to deliver an informal tasting journey, exploring the fascinating story of Scotland’s iconic cuisine, than in a castle-like historic house dating back to the 15th Century. Luckily for me the beautiful Pitfirrane House; home of the Halkett family in Dunfermline, was the location chosen by the Rotary Club of West Fife for their recent social gathering. It is certainly the most spectacular golf clubhouse in which I have had the pleasure of delivering a Scottish ...

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The Year of Food and Drink…it’s not over yet!

It's two weeks until Scotland’s ‘Year of Food & Drink' ends, but fear not as we provide our 366 day leap year solution on how to continue the celebrations in 2016.   So yes, okay, it will involve a short flight or ferry ride over to Northern Ireland, but I think you’ll find it’ll be well worth the journey and here’s why. Just a few weeks ago I had the pleasure of travelling to Northern Ireland and sharing the stage to give an insight on Scotland’s hugely successful ‘Year of Food and Drink 2015’. Sharing that stage was renowned restauranteur and ...

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Scotland’s Epicurean Seafood Tour is Ready to Eat

The 2015 Seafood Week has come to an end, but whilst the week may be over the celebration continues. Here we let you into a little epicurean seafood secret of our own. We think you’re going to love it! They say collaboration is the key to success, and of course it definitely helps if you are developing two magical new Epicurean Seafood Tour, Tasting & Cooking Experiences that you do it with likeminded specialists. George Campbell & Sons, based in Perth and established in 1872, have a wealth of experience and an exceptional reputation for providing the ...

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Celebration Food and Whisky Tour of Scotland

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As promised a chance for you to share in our fantastic 14 day culinary, food and drink celebration tour around Scotland. Enjoy the highlights of the first quarter, as we take you on a delicious culinary and cultural journey during Visit Scotland’s official ‘Year of Food & Drink’ and the British Food Fortnight. Day one begins in Glasgow, recently voted the friendliest city in the world. It's as vibrant and dynamic as they come, with informal dining being the route most travelled. "Unfussy, authentic and delicious" is how our guests described their first ...

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Food for business as well as pleasure

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It’s less than a month until the World Food Travel Association (WFTA) starts orchestrating the largest food and drink based research project ever conducted. What’s more everyone from DMO’s to individuals with a passion to develop Scotland in the business or tourism sector can get involved. Although Scotland excels at promoting Whisky Tourism, I’m sure you will agree in relation to Food Tourism there is still work to do (for yes, we are indeed more – much more - than simply haggis and shortbread). There is absolutely no doubt we have the potential to be a ...

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