Manifestos of the 1980s didn’t have environment sections, and no one mentioned mental health in the elections of the 1990s.
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
James Oswald combines being a farmer with writing best sellers, discovers Caroline Lindsay
Kat and her husband own Lochaber Farm bread barn in Fife, an off-grid bakery which produces organic sourdough bread and holds baking classes.
Michelle Maddox, founder of Clootie McToot Dumplings, really is chieftain o’ the puddin’ clan, discovers Caroline Lindsay
I’m kicking myself for not watching the recent series of MasterChef: The Professionals. Although it did mean that I experienced finalist Dean Banks’s new venture, Haar, without expectation or preconception. And, after meeting Dean, the concept makes perfect sense. Riding the tide of MasterChef success, everything about Haar is fresh-faced and brimming with his contagious enthusiasm.
Imagine being punished for speaking your native tongue. And yet, unbelievably, that’s what happened to Matthew Fitt, who was left dazed and confused by his early years at school in 1970s’ Dundee.
Graeme Pallister, chef proprietor of 63 Tay Street in Perth, shares his love of foraging and encourages us to get closer to Mother Nature
The humble lettuce is, in my opinion, one of the most underrated ingredients out there. For so long it has been seen as a wee bit garnish or – at best – the first layer of a burger! However, I’m here to big up this amazing wee ‘Gem’ and persuade you to make it the star of your mid-week dinner, the front runner on your summer shopping list.
This month sees the end of summer fast approaching and I already feel colder. But it’s not all bad as autumn is my favourite season – it’s amazing! I think it has the best crossover period of seasons, when it’s still warm enough for green veg to be thriving for a few weeks but root veggies and brassicas are making a comeback.