Michael Alexander speaks to Newport-based broadcaster Billy Kay as he celebrates the Scots drouth for fine wine across the centuries in a new BBC Radio Scotland series.
One evening back in 2013 Allan Ferguson was in his kitchen following a recipe which called for chilli jelly. He asked his wife Joan if she knew how to make it and when she admitted she didn’t have a clue, he set about making his own.
We all know we need to drink plenty of water to stay properly hydrated but how often do we stop to wonder where that water might have come from?
Scotch whisky today is one of today’s great success stories — it contributes £5 billion to the UK economy and earns £4 billion a year overseas — whisky accounts for some 80% of Scottish food and drink exports and a quarter of UK food and drink exports.
For someone like Ben Lebus, for whom food is a bit of an obsession, it was hard to see his flatmates struggling to make anything remotely nutritious and delicious.
BBC MasterChef semi-finalist Brodie Williams, from Cupar, gave an insight into his TV and culinary journey when he cooked a special fine dining meal for guests at the newly opened Lindores Abbey Distillery near Newburgh.
It produces 70 per cent of the UK’s gin and is now home to over 50 different producers, so if you are looking for some ginuine ginspiration this World Gin Day (10 June), look no further than Scotland.
Originally from Fife, Barry Bryson is one of Scotland’s leading private chefs. He’s just launched an exciting partnership with Old Town Chambers in Edinburgh. Gayle Ritchie finds out more.
I love this time of year – what chef doesn’t? says Graeme Pallister, chef patron of 63 Tay Street in Perth.
Everybody loves a picnic and the Great Perthshire Picnic, which runs through September, is a feast of local produce and home-grown talent.