Michelle Maddox, founder of Clootie McToot Dumplings, really is chieftain o’ the puddin’ clan, discovers Caroline Lindsay
It's Burns Night on Friday and Graeme Pallister, chef patron of 63 Tay Street in Perth, is looking forward to tucking into haggis
Kat and her husband own Lochaber Farm bread barn in Fife, an off-grid bakery which produces organic sourdough bread and holds baking classes.
I’m kicking myself for not watching the recent series of MasterChef: The Professionals. Although it did mean that I experienced finalist Dean Banks’s new venture, Haar, without expectation or preconception. And, after meeting Dean, the concept makes perfect sense. Riding the tide of MasterChef success, everything about Haar is fresh-faced and brimming with his contagious enthusiasm.
I’ve never been a big fan of chips when eating out. They always seem to be either too soggy, too undercooked or overcooked, too oily, too burnt or any combination of all the above.
I’ve always had a soft spot for the Jigger Inn. Its beer garden has one of the finest positions in the world, literally a golf ball’s throw from the fairway of the famous Road Hole. To sit there on a sunny afternoon with a drink in hand is the stuff of life before kids, of a simpler time when beer gardens were what weekends were made for.
A Classic Christmas takes a nostalgic look at Christmases past. Steve Finan tells Caroline Lindsay how DC Thomson’s archives inspired the book
In last week’s breathtakingly thrilling instalment, I reported exclusively on my 11 days in the sticks without a car and spoke with unrivalled authority of how, as is so often the case in Scottish rural areas, you could get a bus out somewhere but had to come straight back on the same bus, the only one that day.
Newport chef Jamie Scott celebrates autumn - and Bonfire Night - by getting creative with chestnuts and chilli
We are always on the lookout for restaurants that are child-friendly without compromising on grown-up ambience or the quality of the food. In our neck of the woods they are few and far between, without trekking to St Andrews or settling for fish and chips every time we want to go out for tea. Well, it turns out there was one on our doorstep all along and I didn’t even know. Don’t you just love it when you find a hidden gem?