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It's a well-known fact that you should never change a tried and trusted recipe. However, as the new line-up for The Great British Bake-Off is revealed, it seems the show has decided to alter its ingredients somewhat.
Catherine Devaney has two young children, a hungry labarador and a man from Essex. Here, she shares some happy family cooking from a kitchen in the Fife countryside.
It was a memorable moment when Candice Brown immortalised her parents’ pub in gingerbread on The Great British Bake Off last year, helping her on her way to become queen of the bakes.
When a young Warren Brown was rejected for a baking apprenticeship because he was too short, the bakery world’s loss was fine dining’s gain.
The roots of Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer stretch all the way back to 1801. John Crabbie capitalized on the nearby port of Leith, Edinburgh, providing him access to ingredients from many nations, including the finest ginger and exotic spices.
Award-winning Calum Richardson of The Bay Fish & Chips has joined forces with Captain Catch’s Silent Film Festival, a festival designed to educate children on the seafood industry, to create a short silent film about The History of Fish and Chips.
Anyone who has had a meal at The Newport in the eponymous Fife village will know that not only do you get heavenly food, the taste of which lingers on the palate for hours, but you also get a generous helping of Jamie himself. Flitting between kitchen and restaurant, chatting to diners and talking them through the ingredients of an immaculately prepared dish, this hands-on approach and passion for the food he works with are the key ingredients of his success.
Byam Trotter has his parents’ love of Italy to thank for his thriving local business. Unable to find a job after graduating from Manchester University, he was at a bit of a loose end until his mum and dad – Fife’s food ambassador Christopher Trotter and photographer Caroline – tried to recreate a delicious Italian fruity chutney called mostarda that had hit the spot on a recent holiday.
Chocolate Week begins on October 10 and to celebrate we've found the most delicious chocolate cocktails throughout Scotland. These sweet tipples are devilishly moreish and all use chocolate in an imaginative way.