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June 29, 2020 / Latest News

Lead the way…and learn lessons for Mother Earth

I could rant about the recent litter-strewn beaches and countryside, the unmentionable trash and the resulting injured animals, or nurse my wrath at the handful of vandals who have even invaded kitchen gardens this week…but I won’t. It is a new dawn, a new day, a new week and Scotland,…
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May 22, 2020 / Latest News

Food Politics

Food has never been more political. Well, perhaps an exaggeration when I think of the Irish potato famine and the French revolution…but nevertheless food is definitely headlining right now. Brexit (remember that?) has raised its head with the Agriculture Bill and its amendment to ban imports of low standard food defeated….
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April 15, 2020 / Latest News

Moose, Marmalade and other Musings….

Week 4 of #lockdown and where are we now? Some rushed off their feet through rapidly changing circumstances; others in impossible situations and trying to remain sane. We all have our different coping mechanisms: diving into activities or deep cleaning, gardening or baking…and of course many of you are home…
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March 19, 2020 / Latest News

Let’s Stay in Touch

Dear friends, fellow foodies and all those in hospitality business, an extended and diverse family indeed. Words cannot express the situation that most of us are in right now – at least not repeatable words! And whilst we are naturally worried for friends and family, personal health and harsh economics,…
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December 28, 2019 / Latest News

Looking back, and forward to 2020

With thanks to Hayley from Hawaii for this fun pic of ‘The Big Kahuna’ & me !! Some of us are fortunate to take a wee pause just now, gather our thoughts and reflect with friends and family. Others are still on a rollercoaster of guests and hospitality, food orders,…
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November 8, 2019 / Latest News

New Seasonal Offers Page on Scottish Food Guide & Slow Food in the UK Awards

Our latest addition to Scottish Food Guide is the Seasonal Offers link. Many Members offer wonderful seasonal offers and after Members’ feedback we thought what better way to highlight their seasonal news than on a home page link, refreshed weekly so always up to the minute to enjoy! Check out…
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October 2, 2019 / Latest News

Edible Scotland with Slow Food Scania

Slow Food Scania with Sheila Fleet at her wonderful Kirk Gallery & Cafe When asked to organise food travel for a group of Slow Food Swedes the challenge is always to compress the exceptional into a manageable and affordable format: a task we enjoy as we love sharing Scotland’s finest…
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August 27, 2019 / Latest News


I count myself lucky indeed that the interests and pursuits I am most passionate about happen also to be how I earn my living: Good food, where to find it and what to do with it is my stock in trade. When this involves enthusing folk in the most essential…
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July 18, 2019 / Latest News

Happy Memories from Royal Highland Show 2019

Thanks to one and all! Hard to believe it’s over for another year and what an amazing time we had – thanks to chefs, cooks, students and RHASS…plus a fabulous spouse or two lending a hand and of course all our wonderful audiences! This year, had RHS still been travelling…
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June 19, 2019 / Latest News

This Week is Showtime! See you there!

Carina Contini …with Scotland’s Royal Highland Show starting on Thursday. 190K visitors can’t be wrong! For months June has been marked on calendars on fridge doors and desktops: cheesemakers and gelateria honing their skills for their Dairy Championships and bakers nurturing sourdough starters for the Scottish Bread Championships whilst elsewhere…
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