For me it’s absolutely axiomatic in life that the best experiences are when you don’t really realise you’re having them.
If there’s one thing guaranteed to give you that ‘summer holiday’ feeling it’s enjoying a nice dinner (and maybe a wee drink or two) outside in the sun.
Food blog: Kat Riach ‘has never been so delighted’ after signing up to weekly vegetable bag from local market garden
Kat lives in Fife and is passionate about seasonality, local produce and home cooking
Rachel, Andrew and Chris Rowley run Ballintaggart Farm in Perthshire
I’ve always had a soft spot for the Jigger Inn. Its beer garden has one of the finest positions in the world, literally a golf ball’s throw from the fairway of the famous Road Hole. To sit there on a sunny afternoon with a drink in hand is the stuff of life before kids, of a simpler time when beer gardens were what weekends were made for.
Abbie Clunie, chef de partie at Craig Millar @ 16 West End in St Monans, has been shortlisted for the first Andrew Fairlie Scholarship award. She tells Caroline Lindsay why tasting and timing are of the essence.
Dean Banks, chef patron of Haar in St Andrews, tells Caroline Lindsay about his foodie loves – and what makes him cry.
Ben Nicholl of the Jigger Inn, Old Course St Andrews, hopes his seven-year-old niece will follow in his culinary footsteps. Caroline Lindsay finds out more.
Rachel, husband Chris and brother-in-law Andrew run Ballintaggart Farm and the Grandtully Hotel in Perthshire
Rachel Rowley, husband Chris, and brother-in-law Andrew run Ballintaggart Farm in Perthshire