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The newly-opened Blackfriars does justice to the memory of Black Bo's17 May 2013
The new restaurant is established on the site of the hip, arty and vegetarian institution
Don’t be misled by the blue Bo’s sign still hanging over the front door – you’re in the right place. The new Blackfriars, you see, has history. Co-owner and chef Andrew Macdonald, former sous chef at Restaurant Martin Wishart, was an art student before…
Tasting Scotland - a food tour around Fife12 Oct 2012
East Neuks and Crannies
What’s next after you’ve dined out, eaten in and shopped local? Hannah Ewan became a food tourist for a day in Fife with Tasting Scotland
Seeing Double: Figures24 Aug 2012
High concept two-pronged show is the perfect slice of Fringe fun
Seeing Double: Figures and Vision are a pair of thoroughly modern farces playing out different sides of the same story. While the Pleasance Hut and Baby Grand are rather small venues for the large audiences the shows have been drawing, their proximity…
21-year-old Michael Neave takes an impressively confident approach to opening his first restaurant29 Jul 2012
Young chef opens Edinburgh restaurant
Michael Neave took a different approach when he launched his first restaurant six weeks ago. There was no loud, proud social media campaign, no advertising and no worrying about not being full from day one. Instead he’s relying on word of mouth to…
A Fife food round up26 Jul 2012
Whether you're looking for venison, chocolate or whisky, Fife's got it - start the search here
An introduction to Fife's menu: what’s grown, reared, made and landed in the region, and where to find it.
Heritage food in The National Trust for Scotland's gardens26 Jul 2012
Fife's historic houses have organic kitchen gardens and orchards
‘There used to be six or seven thousand different varieties of apple native to Britain. Now there are only around two thousand.’ As Kellie Castle’s Head Gardener, Mark Armour maintains its fully organic, traditional walled kitchen garden.
How the Spencerfield Spirit Company started26 Jul 2012
The fast-growing company took a dynamic approach to getting their products noticed
How do you make a splash when you resign as CEO of a company that turns over hundreds of millions of pounds a year, taking two of their least marketed whisky brands with you?
Jam making and preserving in Fife26 Jul 2012
Forget strawberry - a new wave of stirrers are more interested in chilli and wild garlic
With four major fruit farms, Newburgh’s heritage orchards and an increasing number of people dedicated to scouring the hedgerows for wild berries, it’s no surprise that newcomers to the Fife jam and chutney making scene have found fierce competition.
An overview of the food and drink of Angus11 Jul 2012
Get an introduction to the region's menu with our round-up
From fruit and veg to whisky and beer, our round up will take you through Angus' larder. What to buy, where to buy it and who grows, rears, makes or lands it, this summary is a starting point for the region's food and drink.
The best picnic spots in Angus, Scotland11 Jul 2012
Discover Reekie Linn Falls, the Rocks of Solitude, Edzell Castle and more
A carefully prepared picnic deserves a great view to wash it down. In a region crammed with spectacular landscapes, our list of the finest alfresco dining spots will give you a place to start for truly memorable outdoor meals.
Why Fife's oat farmers are embracing localism11 Jul 2012
The story behind one of Scotland’s premier oat-growing areas
Priorletham Farm has provided John Picken’s family with a livelihood for 90 years. In contrast to his grandfather’s day when livestock played a big role, the emphasis is now on the ingredients of Scotland’s most iconic victuals: wheat for whisky and…
Honey production in Angus, Scotland11 Jul 2012
A bittersweet tale of bee-keeping across the glens and the coast
Though perfect landscape for bee-keeping, Angus hasn't escaped the pests and diseases decimating bee communities around the UK.
Forfar Mart - Angus' last livestock market11 Jul 2012
Angus' last livestock market remains a thriving hub for farmers and butchers
From six weekly livestock markets that once ran throughout Angus and Dundee in the post-war period, the Forfar Mart is the only one remaining.
How science in Angus has changed international farming9 Jul 2012
A hotbed of farming research, many eat the fruits of Angus' labour
Whisky, luxury fruit juice and supermarket strawberries might not, on the face of it, have much in common. Yet, as Hannah Ewan learns, they’re all the focus of research and innovation being put into practice in Angus’ fields.
Asparagus farming in Scotland overcomes cold climate9 Jul 2012
One of Scotland's most specialist farmers talks about his delicate crops
When Sandy and Heather Pattullo began replacing their potato and cereal fields with rows of asparagus, few locals even recognised the new crop. Now asparagus is one of Scotland’s most eagerly awaited vegetables.
Jam-making in north-east Scotland9 Jul 2012
From cottage industry to worldwide companies, jam is big business in the north-east
With so much soft fruit grown in Angus, it is perhaps ironic that the region, or more accurately Dundee, is synonymous with marmalade made from a citrus fruit that would never grow in chilly Scottish groves.
Angus Orchards Project in Scotland flourishes9 Jul 2012
Apple orchards are taking root all over Angus
Over 350 fruit trees have been planted in Angus since 2009, including many heritage varieties that had been lost in the region. Concerted efforts are now being made to nurture them into productive orchards.
A brief guide to Scotland's smoked fish9 Jul 2012
Do you know your classic cold smoked from your smokie?
There's more than one way to smoke a fish. Never confuse your Finnan haddie from your Arbroath smokie again with our brief guide.
Simplicity is key at Le Bistrot de l'Institut francais d'Ecosse22 Jun 2012
Lovely Gallic quality and simplicity at the Institut français' new restaurant
If you look carefully there’s now a menu attached to the railings of the French Institute, just off Queensferry Road. Walking down slightly scruffy, institute-yellow stairs to the basement feels like heading to a school canteen, but it's a fortunate…
From Fife to Oman: well travelled fudge doughnuts21 Jun 2012
Fisher & Donaldson's doughnuts were an RAF troops' dream come true
Most of us treat our colleagues by bringing a packet of biscuits into the office - for one RAF squadron leader, getting a box of doughnuts to work required a plane, a 4x4 and a boat.
Newburgh Orchard Group celebrates ten years of fruit tree preservation21 Jun 2012
Unique local trees keep links to ancient traditions alive
Ten years after it started, the Newburgh Orchard group continues to help preserve the area's rare and historic fruit trees. Now, with grafting workshops running throughout the year, even those with no previous knowledge can get involved.
Scottish Wildlife Trust's Flying Flock solve heritage grasscutting problems21 Jun 2012
Fife's delicate wildlife reserves are tended to by an unusual team
Should you be passing The Scottish World project at Kelty and spy a flock of sheep grazing on Charles Jencks’ grassy spirals, resist the urge to call the authorities. You’ve spotted the Flying Flock, the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s answer to conservation…
The Sheraton Grand's One Square restaurant is a styled and stylish city dining experience31 May 2012
One Square not only describes a location that takes up the full western side of Festival Square off Lothian Road, but it’s one of those neatly vague names that provides an umbrella for various interlinked functions: café, brasserie, terrace, bar and…