Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Great Debate: To Photograph Your Food, Or Not To Photograph Your Food?

“The quality of food and drink that Scotland has to offer is world-renowned and our premium produce is increasingly cultivating an impressive reputation overseas.” – Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland

It was national scallops day in the USA this week and as an avid seafood lover, I certainly made the most of the day!  I cooked one of Speyside’s Specialities’ delicious featured recipes – black pudding and scallops with orange cardamom syrup. As I sat and enjoyed the distinctively Scottish meal, I started thinking about the Scottish seafood industry.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Legend of the Haggis - A True Story

I was so attached to the dear, dear Highlands and missed the fine hills so much. There is a great peculiarity about the Highlands.Queen Victoria

A dish that epitomises Scottish tradition and culture, the haggis is loved and revered around the world. The small pudding, with its oaty texture and unique spiced flavouring makes for an interesting delicacy; and with anything interesting, we as humans want to know more about it!

Although world famous, there is still a certain mystery surrounding the dish. What is it made of? Why is it so loved in Scotland? Is it really an animal that is hunted in the Highlands?