I’ve been lucky enough to spend part of January and most of February cycling in Gran Canaria and Tenerife. Both are fantastic venues for winter training as the weather is generally warm (although in 2018 we had snow) and the roads are mostly good.
Dean Banks, chef patron of Haar in St Andrews, tells Caroline Lindsay about his foodie loves – and what makes him cry.
This month sees the end of summer fast approaching and I already feel colder. But it’s not all bad as autumn is my favourite season – it’s amazing! I think it has the best crossover period of seasons, when it’s still warm enough for green veg to be thriving for a few weeks but root veggies and brassicas are making a comeback.
Having visited V&A Dundee several times without ever having tried the Tatha Bar & Kitchen, my partner and I decided to rectify that a week or so back by treating ourselves to lunch there.
Lands of Loyal in Alyth was a complete revelation and certainly one of the nicest surprises of the year for me.
It's Burns Night on Friday and Graeme Pallister, chef patron of 63 Tay Street in Perth, is looking forward to tucking into haggis
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.
Rachel, Andrew and Chris Rowley run Ballintaggart Farm in Perthshire
Give Paul Hart, executive sous chef at Gleneagles, a roast dinner and he's a happy man, discovers Caroline Lindsay
Imagine being punished for speaking your native tongue. And yet, unbelievably, that’s what happened to Matthew Fitt, who was left dazed and confused by his early years at school in 1970s’ Dundee.