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Beetroot by Christopher Trotter (signed copy) Paperback

Beetroot £6.50 (paperback, signed, includes postage and packing) This slim volume has 28 recipes for the wonderful beet including the leaves and stalks. Each with its own colour photograph by Fife-based photographer, Caroline Trotter. There are hints on buying and storage as well as nutritional information. A must for any beetroot lover or gardener with […]

The Whole Cow by Christopher Trotter (signed copy) Hardback

The Whole Cow by Christopher Trotter and Maggie Ramsay A companion volume to The Whole Hog, this book is much more than just a cookbook. It is a unique blend of historical, geographical and culinary interest, together with clear explanations of how to cook the different cuts of beef and veal and over 100 delicious […]

Courgette by Christopher Trotter (signed copy) Paperback

Courgette £6.50 (paperback, signed, includes postage and packing) The humble courgette, or zucchini, depending where you come from, is such a versatile vegetable. Inspired by Elizabeth David’s recipe for stewing them in butter and mixing the resulting purée with white sauce and rice and browned in the oven from her book An Omelette and a […]

Hotel Du Vin Wine dinner

fabby evening with Jason Bouren woops no Busby! and the superb Christopher Delalonde Hotel Du Vin has changed over the years from the original concept from Gerard Basset whose idea of offering a variety of top class wines with simple food which began the operation with a couple of hotels in 1994. Since then it […]

Dundee Chiasma

I was asked to give the opening talk at a Chiasma recently held in Dundee by Design in action to bring together academics, research students and people from the food industry to brainstorm ideas for our future food I began by telling them I was a dreamer…. I am a dreamer and I have followed […]

“TASTYNESS”

The journey north to Inverness is always beautiful and although half of it was in darkness you can still feel the huge open spaces as you hammer up the A9. It was the day that the ski slopes opened at Aviemore, not that I saw any snow! Tastyness is a great little food festival organised […]

Caroline Trotter’s Photo of the Month series

My wife, Caroline Trotter, is a Fife-based photographer who specialises in weddings, landscapes, still life and portraits. Here’s a selection of images from her photo of the month series.

NOVEMBER 2013: ROASTED RED AND GOLD BEETROOT

Gold beetroot is not easy to find and is perhaps best grown in your own garden. We are lucky in Fife to have Bruce Bennett’s Pillars of Hercules in Falkland where he does grow it organically. The two combined in this simple salad look very attractive. What you will need 500g golden beetroot 500g red […]

LoColl feasting and foraging

Oban was a grey place Thursday morning 7 am but as the day lengthened the sun rose as we moved out of the harbour  for the three hour journey to Coll  and remained much in evidence for most of my stay. Seonaid Maclean Bristol was at the pier to collect me and we drove directly […]

Recipe July 2013: Salad with beetroot, orange, bacon and caraway – served warm

Welcome to my July recipe. Beetroot is just coming in to season and is delicious both hot and cold. I will be using beetroot at the forthcoming farmers market in Kirkcaldy. I am also at the fringe by the sea in North Berwick Friday 9th August. What you will need 300g boiled peeled beetroot. 1 […]