In a nutshell, Chef Coalin Finn: ‘Family dinner was always at the table, where we laughed and shared stories’

Coalin Finn is the Executive Chef at Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in St Andrews. At the Old Course, Coalin is committed to celebrating local Scottish cuisine. Describe your style of cuisine in ten words:  Delicious, intentional, understandable, seasonal, approachable, beautiful , luxurious, classic based with modern techniques. Best and/or most memorable meal…

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Review: Kyloe steakhouse, Edinburgh

I’M pretty picky when it comes to meat, and I make no apologies. After all, it’s not unreasonable to question what’s on your plate when parting with hard-earned cash. Where is it from? How was it reared? What are the welfare standards like? All too often, these questions are met with a disinterested shrug of…

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Recipe: A Taste of Café Canna

As featured in our May edition of Scottish Field, Café Canna is one of the remotest restaurants in Britain. Owner Gareth Cole shares one of his favourite recipes from his new book, Café Canna: Recipes from a Hebridean Island (published by Birlinn).  Gareth says: ‘This dish is our take on one of the finest curries out there…

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Photo Essay: Corner on the Square, Beauly

Corner on the Square may seem like any other delicatessen, but why is it that people all over the country flock to visit? Even the Hebridean Baker has been to experience this place first-hand. Photography intern Rachel Bolton heads to the deli to see what all the fuss is about Established in 2003, Corner on…

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Lazy Sundays at Le Petit Beefbar

Morag Bootland relaxes over a leisurely Sunday roast accompanied by soothing live jazz at Le Petit Beefbar on Edinburgh’s George Street. Edinburgh is in the throes of a happy hangover as we wander along George Street on a crisp Sunday afternoon. The city has witnessed an historic triumph at Murrayfield stadium as the Scottish rugby…

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TOP TIPS FROM CELEBRITY CHEF NICK NAIRN

After a three-year hiatus, celebrity chef Nick Nairn is back with a new state-of-the-art cook school. Rosie Morton joins him for a masterclass and shares some of Chef’s top tips for keeping a cool head in a hot kitchen… THE last three years have been unfathomably trying for restaurateurs, but few bear quite as many…

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Shortlist for Scotland’s National Book Awards announced

The shortlist for Scotland’s National Book Awards has been announced, featuring books on climate change, the importance of male friendships and King James VI. The Saltire Society awards recognise work across six literary categories, from fiction to research, history and poetry. The winners each receive a cash prize of £2,000 and go on to be considered…

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Around the fire: A warming cocktail from Jack O’ Bryans

Known as much for its delicious seasonal cocktails as it’s amazing Iberian food with an Asian twist, Jack O’ Bryans in Dunfermline has created this decadent warming cocktail, reminiscent of sitting around the fire on a cold autumn day. The toasted marshmallow garnish adds a fantastic textural element to this warming drink which you can…

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