Known as the Queen of Herbs, basil is grown all over India, and is revered as a medicinal, religious and spiritual herb with many health benefits. Holy basil, a particular type of the herb, makes a satisfying tea which relieves cold symptoms and many other conditions.
Winter is a quiet time for restaurants so an ideal time for us to take a holiday after a busy season, says Garry Watson, chef proprietor of Gordon's Restaurant in Inverkeilor.
David Kinnes, head chef at the newly-refurbished Rufflets Hotel in St Andrews, tells Caroline Lindsay what good food means to him.
Jamie Scott, chef patron of The Newport, finds ramson – or wild garlic – to be the perfect ingredient for spring dishes.
Martin Hollis, executive chef at the old Course Hotel St Andrews, springs into action with his tasty recipe for a vegetable casserole.
With Mother’s Day and Easter round the corner, Graeme Pallister - chef patron of 63 Tay Street in Perth - cooks up a sweet treat
This month I want to talk about veganism and vegetarianism and how it impacts on my cooking style, and most importantly in the restaurant, says Jamie Scott of The Newport in Fife.
Graeme Pallister of 63 Tay Street in Perth gives root veg their moment in the sun.
At the restaurant fermentation and preserving are just as important to us as local sourcing and seasonal cooking, says Jamie Scott, chef patron of The Newport.
With 2018 just hours away, we are all no doubt gearing up for various gatherings of family and friends for Hogmanay, says Fife-based freelance chef and caterer Patrick Gilmour.