Andrew Mackenzie-Smith, chef patron of Lindores Abbey, tells Caroline Lindsay what keeps him going when the heat is on
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The Menu, The Courier’s Saturday food magazine, has launched its first ever Food & Drinks Awards. A celebration of businesses and individuals in the area who create stunning products, dishes and tipples that are among the best in the industry.
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.
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.
Graeme Pallister, chef patron of 63 Tay Street in Perth, loves each season’s bounty and at the moment apples are giving him a culinary hug
The sandy beach in Broughty Ferry is one of my most favourite places on the planet. The sand dunes, the whistling grasses and the twinkling promise of seals and dolphins all add to the magic.
It’s already well known as the home of golf, but St Andrews could also soon be known as the home of gin - thanks to a £150,000 investment in a new tourist experience.
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.
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.