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Crail and Ballantrae Food festivals June 2016

What a week end! from Crail To Ballantrae, some really lovely people and of course really great produce. Honoured to be asked again to work with Ardross Farm Shop at The Crail Food Festival First off was a chat about mutton and lamb with Claire from Ardross hosted by Rachel Gillon a full house and […]

Kale with sausages and potatoes

Use your favourite sausage for this; it doesn’t need to be anything fancy just a good pork sausage. You can also add some spice like cumin or paprika, just after the garlic stage.  Only peel the potatoes if the skins are particularly blemished or hard.  Most of the nutrients are just under the skin which […]

Ten things to do this June

As the Summer kicks in there is loads to see and do in Fife and so with an eye on our Innovation Architecture and Design theme I have pulled together some ideas of what to see and do whilst enjoying the great outdoors in Fife. Every one of these ideas offers the opportunity to see […]

“Christopher – how did you arrange this?”

Well this was one of the most demanding jobs I have ever had to do:   Take a bunch of guys around Scotland on a ……….. Whisky tour! It’s great how my website brings in all sort of enquiries from cooking with children, men, women and family groups to after dinner speaking at Tourism or […]

A Whisky tour to remember – itinerary-ish

Last week I had the great pleasure of hosting a group from Dubai – guiding them around a few distilleries to show them just a flavour of what we can offer here in Scotland for the food and drink connoisseur. Find the full story in my next blog – but here’s a glimpse for now! […]

Dragon Sprouts with Chilli and Rice Vinegar

  DRAGON SPROUTS WITH CHILLI AND RICE VINEGAR  These sprouts appear in the spring but you can also use purple sprouting. The name  Dragon was given to me by Archie McDiarmid of Luvians Bottle shop who suggested a  great wine to go with it- Leitz Dragonstone Riesling; brilliant wine and who could resist  Dragon Sprouts […]

Chilli-Innovation in food in Fife!

Chillilicious There is so much to see at the Chillilicious base in Ceres and so much which connects with our theme of Innovation Architecture and Design   Innovation Tricia and Stacy are nothing if not Innovative, a chilli farm in Fife for a start! It’s the first in Scotland and they have been growing chillies […]

My “Places to visit in Fife” post for “Welcome to Fife”

About a month ago I was asked to put together a unique list for the website “Welcome to Fife” that encompasses many of the elements of my project with Fife Council linking Fife food with the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design, for places to visit at this time of year. This post was far […]

March

I have just bought my seed potatoes in readiness for planting shortly and it made me think about the all the Fife connections to potatoes and how the IAD theme fits in. Well, needless to say you don’t need to look hard. In Auchtermuchty, there is a bronze plaque to Archibald Findlay who developed many […]

The launch of IAD 16 in Fife

Welcome to 2016 and to Fife Year of Food in Innovation Architecture and Design, in the last few weeks I have had the pleasure of launching this exciting new project, here is a little more about it. This year has been deemed by our promotion bods at Visit Scotland and The Scottish government as the: […]