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Food blog: Rachel Rowley

October 21 2017

Husband and wife, Chris and Rachel Rowley and Chris’s brother Andrew, own and run Ballintaggart Farm, established 2016. Ballintaggart is a cook school with Saturday masterclasses and bespoke workshops, two luxury bedrooms offering B&B, monthly communal dining feasts, a private event space and external catering business.

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Survival of the fittest when it comes to gin

October 21 2017

I must confess I have yet to get my head around the explosion of gin brands hitting the UK market in recent times. Where just a few years back stood the familiar line-up of Gordon’s, Tanqueray, Bombay Sapphire, Beefeater, Greenalls and the supermarkets’ own-label gin, ginophiles today are swamped by dozens of new names and brands in ever more exotic bottles with ever more fancy names and labels.

Restaurant Reviews

Tahini, Dundee (41/50)

October 14 2017

We all have so much choice when it comes to food. Shall we eat in or out? Where shall we eat? What shall we choose? How would we like that cooked? Would we like any side orders with that? This week, we did choose to eat at Tahini, but aside from that, the decisions were taken out of our hands and it made a really refreshing change.

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Forgotten whisky bottles tell a story

October 14 2017

A former editor I knew once said to me: “Journalism is the only profession where you are never off duty.” And he was right. As a journalist, you never know when a chance chat in a pub, a fleeting glimpse of some cargo on a lorry or a dusty document in a drawer might lead you to a good story. And good stories are the lifeblood of journalism and, I hope, of Amber Lights.

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