Down near the West Sands one Sunday afternoon, we realised we felt a bit peckish but as we had our hairy companion with us, needed to find somewhere that welcomed dogs. A quick check for dog friendly eateries revealed that Hams Hame, in the former Hamilton Grand, and part of the Old Course Resort, was literally a stone’s throw away.
Neil McGown, chef patron of East Haugh House Hotel in Pitlochry, tells Caroline Lindsay why he loves Scotland’s natural larder and other kitchen secrets.
Raymond Sterpaio, head chef at Double Tree by Hilton in Dundee, is crazy about kale but picky when it comes to pepper, discovers Caroline Lindsay
Fish and chips have long-been a popular meal choice for those who want a tasty treat. In Scotland, we are incredibly lucky to have so many good quality fish and chip shops on our doorstep, many of them award-winning. Locally sourced produce is a big draw for fish and chip fans, but it is also the location, excellent customer service, and sustainability of these chippies that keep the customers coming back for more. Here we have selected five of the best chippies in Scotland for you to try...
Desert Island Chef: Jonathan Greer, head chef at the Orangery Restaurant, Old Manse of Blair, Perthshire
Jonathan Greer, head chef at The Orangery Restaurant at the Old Manse of Blair in Perthshire, can’t resist butter but, as he tells Caroline Lindsay, you’ll never find macaroni cheese on his menu.
Ahead of a new BBC Scotland charity bake sale contest programme, Three Sisters Bake entrepreneur and series judge Nichola Reith reveals to Michael Alexander the influence of her granny’s Kirriemuir sweet shop in deciding upon her chosen career.
Not surprisingly, Marc Wohner, head chef at the Ship Inn in the Fife coastal village of Elie, is a fan of seafood. Caroline Lindsay finds out more.
Lee Patrick, head chef at the Upstairs Restaurant at Aberfeldy’s Townhouse, tells Caroline Lindsay why love is his favourite ingredient
Carl Sullivan, head chef at the Scottish Antique & Arts Centre at Abernyte, always make sure he’s playing country music when he’s cooking, discovers Caroline Lindsay
Rachel, husband Chris, and bother-in-law Andrew run Ballintaggart Farm and the Grandtully Hotel in Perthshire