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Scottish Game Fair

christopher-trotter-recipe I was “foodie in residence this year at the wonderful GWCT Scottish Game fair at Scone Palace, which was great fun. Imagine being asked to cook on a superb kitchen ( induction hobs boiling water on tap!) from the Perth Kitchen Centre and being given some of the finest food Scotland has to offer […]

24 hours in London May 2015

24 HOURS IN LONDON What would you do for 24 hours in London? Go and see a show? A concert? An exhibition? Perhaps take in some street entertainers (There are 6 yoda’s outside the national gallery) maybe an obscure church you heard about on the radio? Or blow it, just have a great meal! Well […]

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Great Fish and Chips in st Andrews

It’s interesting to consider one’s prejudices; a fish and chip shop is a fish and chip shop, Right? Well no actually it can also be a rather good eatery, and an ideal pit stop before the cinema or any other evening event you might consider. When the Tail End first opened in St Andrews I […]

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 […]


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.


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 […]