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There are so many cafés in Edinburgh now that to compete, cafés have to become centres of excellence, specialists in one thing or another. Some are specialists in coffee. Others are specialists in something else: books, chocolate or bread, for example. Or tea. The tea house is a relatively recent addition…
Imagine learning to cook, hot, spicy Indonesian food at 40 degrees centigrade. It happened to me in Manila, capital of the Philippines.
Alas, I’ve not been on an exotic vacation, just a trip down memory lane.
New to gluten free cooking, I used Phil Vickery’s App to help me – how did I get on?
Looking for a hearty restaurant in Edinburgh, love fish? Seadogs should be on your list
Something a little different for breakfast? Try making our recipe for Swedish saffron buns, known as Lussekatter
What’s in season in December in Scotland?
The ultimate Christmas decoration to me isn’t a Christmas tree but a gingerbread house. I remember listening outside the kitchen as a child while my mother swore and burned herself on the caramel used to put the house together.
When I’m not eating or writing, I’m likely to be reading. Recently, I decided to read not just about food but about cooking and eating. I started with Anthony Bourdain‘s Kitchen Confidential and so enjoyed it that I soon after read the sequel, Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the…
Do you find that you are extraordinarily hard to please when eating out?
Did I mention that it was my birthday? I did, didn’t I? Well, another of the great gifts I got was this great cleaver. A knife is a cook’s best friend and a good cleaver is brilliant for all your chopping and crushing needs. For many years I had a favourite…