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.
Graeme Pallister, chef proprietor of 63 Tay Street in Perth, shares his love of foraging and encourages us to get closer to Mother Nature
I have a certain compulsion for clean bikes. It’s not a major issue, but I do find myself feeling rather agitated when I see someone with a dirty bike. To be specific, I’m not so bothered about a mucky frame and wheels – that can easily be dealt with by a bucket of soapy water and a sponge.
Readers the length and breadth of Courier Country will have owned a piece of McIntosh furniture at some stage. Alas, no, not Charles Rennie Mackintosh, but Alexander Henry McIntosh (1835-1919).
Craig McKenzie, head chef at Southside Scran in Edinburgh, tells Caroline Lindsay about his favourite tastes – and why he should never eat peanuts
What about us?
Garry Watson takes a trip to Cape Town and finds his culinary radar is on red alert...
A few weeks ago in this column I lamented the absence of a woman’s version of the Tour de France. I had just finished typing the piece, and no sooner had I pressed “send” with my copy winging its way to Courier HQ than I received a press release notification of a Women’s Tour of Scotland.
As entries continue to flood in The Menu Food and Drink Awards 2019, Caroline Lindsay finds out what winning an award can do for your business
Private chef Theodore Chana from Braco was a contestant on MasterChef: The Professionals in 2016. Here, he tells Caroline Lindsay his foodie likes and dislikes