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.
For me it’s absolutely axiomatic in life that the best experiences are when you don’t really realise you’re having them.
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
I have always been fascinated by the amazing range of bottle sizes (and shapes and styles) that whisky and other spirits get sold in. From miniatures to magnums, and countless other sizes, drink can be bought in every conceivable liquid measure.
I adore bread in all its different forms. Bread, with its trusty sidekicks butter and jam, makes my heart sing. The very thought of buttered toast on these cold dark mornings is enough to prise me from my bed and propel me to the kitchen.
Diane Brown, of Provender Brown Delicatessen in Perth, shares some of her foodie passions with Caroline Lindsay
As we head into the dark, cold days of winter, soup comes into its own. And, thanks to a new cookbook from a local soup-obsessed greengrocer, there are recipes galore to warm up our cockles.
In a world filled with discord and unrest it gives inordinate pleasure to be able to be unequivocally positive about a small, perfectly formed business in Highland Perthshire – because truly they don’t come much better than this.
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.