Courier Country is at the forefront of growing fruits, and raspberries in particular are abundant just now. For me the tart raspberry works great when perfectly balanced along with something sweet in a pudding such as my raspberry pavlovas.
My mum Maria is a professionally-trained pastry chef so in our childhood we were spoilt with amazing homemade cakes and pastries. I will always cherish fond memories of her cooling trays piled high with freshly baked mincemeat pies on Christmas Eve, ready to be packed in containers and enjoyed over the festive period.
Wendy Barrie is Scottish Thistle Award Regional Ambassador (2018/19) for Central, Tayside and Fife, founder and director of award-winning www.scottishfoodguide.scot and www.scottishcheesetrail.com, and leader in Scotland for Slow Food Ark of Taste & Member of Slow Food Cooks Alliance.
When English lecturer and author Euan Macpherson was looking for a little-known story about a heroic woman, he came across the intriguing true life story of ‘Colonel’ Anne Mackintosh and has now turned the tale into a book, The Last Jacobite Heroine.
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?
Andrew Moss, chef patron of the North Port in Perth, tells Caroline Lindsay why hogweed can have its place in the kitchen.
Aaron Lumsden, head chef at the British Golf Museum Cafe in St Andrews, sings the praises of tomatoes and other foods to Caroline Lindsay
Graeme Pallister, chef proprietor of 63 Tay Street in Perth, shares his love of foraging and encourages us to get closer to Mother Nature
A Classic Christmas takes a nostalgic look at Christmases past. Steve Finan tells Caroline Lindsay how DC Thomson’s archives inspired the book
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