A Scots Larder

A food lovers journey through an ancient land

Scottish heritage recipes – Stewed mutton

When you walk into the Great Kitchen at Stirling Castle you are immediately taken by the vastness of the place. The recreation of the kitchen scene of the middle ages … Continue reading

May 2, 2013 · 4 Comments

Pop-up on Cafebarge, Tarbert for #40by40

I went through a phase of wanting to be a chef, quite a long phase actually. Then I thought about doing a supper club. But who would come, what to … Continue reading

April 25, 2013 · 2 Comments

Scottish heritage recipes – Cranachan

I rarely make desserts. I’ve mentioned this before. The desserts of my childhood, which I would have every day when being looked after by my Gran, were simple affairs, ground … Continue reading

March 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Beef and mushroom stew

To my mind Scottish food is very much defined by the quality of the natural produce rather than a particular flavour or style. Traditionally many dishes would have been cooked … Continue reading

February 23, 2013 · 6 Comments

Scottish cosmopolitan recipes – Kedgeree

The cuisine of Scotland is steeped in the history of cooking from the natural larder at the people’s disposal. Whether this be kings and queens feasting on venison, duck, beef … Continue reading

February 19, 2013 · 5 Comments

Scottish heritage recipes – Cock a leekie soup

“Though on hamely fare we dine” Robert Burns, though known the world o’er as Scotland’s national poet was born into a poor farming family in Ayrshire rather than the Georgian … Continue reading

January 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Scottish heritage recipes – Stovies

When Scotland signed the Auld Alliance with France in 1295 it was more than just the guarantee of armed support if war was declared that they would receive. A huge … Continue reading

January 14, 2013 · 6 Comments

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