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2015111220160218 (RS)Clare English visits the White House in Craigmillare where food brings the people together

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2015123120161117 (RS)Scottish traditional music star Phil Cunningham sums up his life in five dishes.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

2015123120161120 (RS)Scottish traditional music star Phil Cunningham sums up his life in five dishes.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

20160107Clare English talks about making those healthy food choices in the New Year.

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20160114Clare English discusses the extraordinary rise of the black pudding.

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20160121Clare English explores haggis as an ingredient to be used across the seasons.

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20160128Clare English discusses breakfast with chef Kirsten Gilmour and food writer Rebecca Seal.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

20160204
20160204Clare English visits the Punjabi Junction in Leith for a masterclass in Punjabi cooking.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

20160211
20160211Celebrating Seville oranges and two teenagers cook a family meal. With Gillian Marles.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

20160225
20160225Nicky Marr invites local chef Kat round to give her a lesson in the art of gravy-making.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

20160303
20160303The rise of socially conscious restaurants, plus making the most of 'wonky' vegetables.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

20160310
20160310Clare English talks to the Hemsley sisters about the secret of their bone broth.

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20160317
20160317Clare English asks if the traditional Sunday roast has had its day.

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20160324
20160324Clare English talks about traditional Easter food.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

20160407
20160407Spices are the week's theme and Clare English is joined by cookery writer Sumayya Usmani.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

20160414
20160414Clare English hears how smartphone technology is helping tackle the problem of food waste.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

20160421
20160421Clare English visits chocolatier Iain Burnett to hear about the Queen's birthday truffles.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

20160428
20160428Clare English visits an Arbroath smokehouse.

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20160505
20160505Clare English gets a masterclass in curry making.

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20160512
20160512Clare English is joined by Thomasina Miers, who shares her love of Mexican cuisine.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

20160519
20160519Clare English is joined by top chefs for recipe suggestions, food history and trends.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

20160602
20160602Jonathan Trew and Carina Contini talk to Clare English about the fine art of complaining.

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20160609
20160609Clare English hears about a new hybrid plant which grows both potatoes and tomatoes.

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20160616
20160616Clare English joins Steve Mitchell on a tour of Scotland's largest buffalo farm.

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20160623
20160623Pennie Latin and chef Graeme Pallister go on a flavour-filled trip down memory lane.

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20160630
20160630Food blogger Jonathan Trew talks about the vibrant high street food scene.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

20160714
20160714Kirsten Gilmore offers ideas for salad, plus Neil Stewart explores Scottish gin.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

20160908Clare English is joined by top chefs for recipe suggestions, food history and trends.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

2016090820160911 (RS)Clare English is joined by top chefs for recipe suggestions, food history and trends.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

20160915Flora Shedden celebrates Scotland's iconic architecture in an enormous edible cake map!

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

2016091520160918 (RS)Flora Shedden celebrates Scotland's iconic architecture in an enormous edible cake map!

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

2016091520161124 (RS)Flora Shedden celebrates Scotland's iconic architecture in an enormous edible cake map!

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

2016091520161127 (RS)Flora Shedden celebrates Scotland's iconic architecture in an enormous edible cake map!

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

20161201Alchemist and author Dearbhla Reynolds talks about the benefits of fermentation.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

2016120120161204 (RS)Alchemist and author Dearbhla Reynolds talks about the benefits of fermentation.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

20161208Pastry chef Ross Sneddon shows Clare English how to make edible Christmas gifts.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

2016120820161211 (RS)Pastry chef Ross Sneddon shows Clare English how to make edible Christmas gifts.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

20190425

If you love food then don't miss the Kitchen Cafe, your one stop shop for all things foodie in Scotland. Each week we'll have loads of expert advice and ideas from some of Scotland's top chefs to help you get the very best from Scotland's wonderful natural larder. As well as delicious recipes you'll want to make time and again, we'll be reviewing the latest food trends, looking at the world of food on social media and reviewing the latest recipe books on the market.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

2019042520190428 (RS)

If you love food then don't miss the Kitchen Cafe, your one stop shop for all things foodie in Scotland. Each week we'll have loads of expert advice and ideas from some of Scotland's top chefs to help you get the very best from Scotland's wonderful natural larder. As well as delicious recipes you'll want to make time and again, we'll be reviewing the latest food trends, looking at the world of food on social media and reviewing the latest recipe books on the market.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

2020011620200119 (RS)January is a time where many of us have to think about tightening the purse strings so Lorna Cooper joins Jenny MacPherson to talk about her new book "How To Feed Your Family On £20 A Week", and Mary Contini, having grown up in a large Italian family, gives us some great hints and tips on how to make your food go further. Plus, Simon Preston visits Glasgow’s first Hellenic Pie shop to learn how to make a traditional Greek Spanakopita pie.

Food Food Food! Celebrating Scotland's fantastic food scene with weekly recipes and news.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

2020032620200329 (RS)Welcome to the Kitchen Café - the perfect place to head for all your weekly food news, reviews and interviews. Every week Jenny MacPherson is joined by top chefs and food experts with loads of great ideas on how to get the best out of Scotland's natural larder. Packed with food hacks and inspirational tips and tricks, let us help take the chore out of cooking and make food feel fun and fresh again!

Food Food Food! Celebrating Scotland's fantastic food scene with weekly recipes and news.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

20200402Food Food Food! Celebrating Scotland's fantastic food scene with weekly recipes and news.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

10 Minute Teas and Packed Lunches20170817Tasty 10-minute teas and packed lunches.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

10 Minute Teas and Packed Lunches2017081720170820 (RS)Tasty 10-minute teas and packed lunches.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

17th-Century Cooking20160818Clare English visits a 17th-century cooking workshop in Larkhall.

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17th-Century Cooking2016081820160821 (RS)Clare English visits a 17th-century cooking workshop in Larkhall.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

5 Ingredient challenge20191114

The Hairy Bikers Si King and Dave Myers talk to Jenny about their new book 'One Pot Wonders' and as November is soup month on The Kitchen Café, chef Alfie from River House restaurant in Inverness shows us how to make a quick fish soup, using only 5 ingredients. Also, as part of Children In Need week, Jenny speaks to Carol MacLennan from the Elgin Youth Café to hear about the difference their cookery classes are making to the young folk of Elgin.

The Hairy Bikers talk to Jenny about their new book 'One Pot Wonders'.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

5 Ingredient challenge2019111420191117 (RS)

The Hairy Bikers Si King and Dave Myers talk to Jenny about their new book 'One Pot Wonders' and as November is soup month on The Kitchen Café, chef Alfie from River House restaurant in Inverness shows us how to make a quick fish soup, using only 5 ingredients. Also, as part of Children In Need week, Jenny speaks to Carol MacLennan from the Elgin Youth Café to hear about the difference their cookery classes are making to the young folk of Elgin.

The Hairy Bikers talk to Jenny about their new book 'One Pot Wonders'.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

5 Ingredient Challenge2019111420191117 (RS)The Hairy Bikers Si King and Dave Myers talk to Jenny about their new book 'One Pot Wonders' and as November is soup month on The Kitchen Café, chef Alfie from River House restaurant in Inverness shows us how to make a quick fish soup, using only 5 ingredients. Also, as part of Children In Need week, Jenny speaks to Carol MacLennan from the Elgin Youth Café to hear about the difference their cookery classes are making to the young folk of Elgin.

The Hairy Bikers talk to Jenny about their new book 'One Pot Wonders'.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Welcome to the Kitchen Café - the perfect place to head for all your weekly food news, reviews and interviews. Every week Jenny MacPherson is joined by top chefs and food experts with loads of great ideas on how to get the best out of Scotland's natural larder. Packed with food hacks and inspirational tips and tricks, let us help take the chore out of cooking and make food feel fun and fresh again!

Food Food Food! Celebrating Scotland's fantastic food scene with weekly recipes and news.

5-mile Food Challenge And Sustainable Wines2020022020200223 (RS)
20200329 (RS)
Chef Kirsten Gilmour has set herself a bit of a “5-mile challenge”, buying as much produce as possible from her local high street. She loves to support local businesses and cut down on the food miles but just how do-able is it? What little steps can we all take to shop more sustainably? And is it a case of being more organised and getting more creative with what IS available round the corner?

Continuing our occasional series on how to make the most of your food on a city break, ex-pat Ruth Barry shares her foodie favourites in Berlin.

Organic? Biodynamic? Vegan? Sustainable? Fancy going a bit more “green” with your wine purchases but finding the terminology a bit perplexing? Simon Preston rummages through the shelves of his local wine shop to see what’s available while wine expert Nikki Welch helps us unpick what the labels mean and just what we’re getting in terms of taste, cost and environmental impact.

Shopping local, Berlin's food gems and making sense of "green" terminology on wine labels

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Organic? Biodynamic? Vegan? Sustainable? Fancy going a bit more “green” with your wine purchases but finding the terminology a bit perplexing? Simon Preston rummages through the shelves of his local wine shop to see what’s available while wine expert Nikki Welch helps us unpick what the labels mean and just what we’re getting in terms of taste, cost and environmental impact.

Chef Kirsten Gilmour has set herself a bit of a “5-mile challenge ?, buying as much produce as possible from her local high street. She loves to support local businesses and cut down on the food miles but just how do-able is it? What little steps can we all take to shop more sustainably? And is it a case of being more organised and getting more creative with what IS available round the corner?

Organic? Biodynamic? Vegan? Sustainable? Fancy going a bit more “green ? with your wine purchases but finding the terminology a bit perplexing? Simon Preston rummages through the shelves of his local wine shop to see what’s available while wine expert Nikki Welch helps us unpick what the labels mean and just what we’re getting in terms of taste, cost and environmental impact.

5-mile Food Challenge And Sustainable Wines2020022020200329 (RS)Chef Kirsten Gilmour has set herself a bit of a “5-mile challenge”, buying as much produce as possible from her local high street. She loves to support local businesses and cut down on the food miles but just how do-able is it? What little steps can we all take to shop more sustainably? And is it a case of being more organised and getting more creative with what IS available round the corner?

Continuing our occasional series on how to make the most of your food on a city break, ex-pat Ruth Barry shares her foodie favourites in Berlin.

Organic? Biodynamic? Vegan? Sustainable? Fancy going a bit more “green” with your wine purchases but finding the terminology a bit perplexing? Simon Preston rummages through the shelves of his local wine shop to see what’s available while wine expert Nikki Welch helps us unpick what the labels mean and just what we’re getting in terms of taste, cost and environmental impact.

Shopping local, Berlin's food gems and making sense of "green" terminology on wine labels

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

A Kitchen Cafe Christmas20171221The Kitchen Cafe team gather for an international Christmas feast.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

A Kitchen Cafe Christmas2017122120171224 (RS)The Kitchen Cafe team gather for an international Christmas feast.

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A Taste of Scotland20170810Cook and food writer Sue Lawrence is tasked with choosing Scotland's finest ingredient.

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A Taste of Scotland2017081020170813 (RS)Cook and food writer Sue Lawrence is tasked with choosing Scotland's finest ingredient.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

A taste of the Caribbean and root to fruit eating20200319Most of us are familiar with the field to fork journey or even nose to tail cooking but this week on the Kitchen Café, Chef Tom Hunt joins Jenny MacPherson to talk about his root to fruit philosophy and we hear about easy ways in which we can all eat and cook more sustainably. Also, Jenny takes a trip to Ullapool on the west coast of Scotland to get a taste of the Caribbean and Simon Preston finds out why macaroni pies go so well with a traditional Caribbean dish called chicken brown down.

Chef Tom Hunt tells us about eating and cooking more sustainably.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

A taste of the Caribbean and root to fruit eating2020031920200322 (RS)Most of us are familiar with the field to fork journey or even nose to tail cooking but this week on the Kitchen Café, Chef Tom Hunt joins Jenny MacPherson to talk about his root to fruit philosophy and we hear about easy ways in which we can all eat and cook more sustainably. Also, Jenny takes a trip to Ullapool on the west coast of Scotland to get a taste of the Caribbean and Simon Preston finds out why macaroni pies go so well with a traditional Caribbean dish called chicken brown down.

Chef Tom Hunt tells us about eating and cooking more sustainably.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Absinthe, Bread, Churros, Yum!2019041120190414 (RS)Absinthe may have a bad boy reputation but its cleaned up its act and now there's a Scottish absinthe which is winning awards in Europe but will it tickle the taste buds back home? Frankie Vaughan and food blogger 'Wee Pinch of Sugar' are comparing notes from their attempts at cooking along to YouTube. How do you boss your bread? Richard Bertinet discusses how to show your dough that you mean business when it comes to baking. And if you've still room for pud after all that we'll be nipping out for churros and icecream, not forgetting of course Chef Neil Forbes is back with another indispensable food hack. Yum!

Scottish absinthe, showing the bread who's boss and the pleasure of popping out for a pud!

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Absinthe may have a bad boy reputation but its cleaned up its act and now there's a Scottish absinthe which is winning awards in Europe but will it tickle the taste buds back home? Frankie Vaughan and food blogger 'Wee Pinch of Sugar' are comparing notes from their attempts at cooking along to YouTube. How do you boss your bread? Richard Bertinet discusses how to show your dough that you mean business when it comes to baking. And if you've still room for pud after all that we'll be nipping out for churros and icecream, not forgetting of course Chef Neil Forbes is back with another indispensable food hack. Yum!

Scottish absinthe, showing the bread who's boss and the pleasure of popping out for a pud!

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Afternoon Tea and Honey2016081120160814 (RS)Clare English hears about beehives and the tradition of afternoon tea.

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Afternoon Tea and Honey20160811Clare English hears about beehives and the tradition of afternoon tea.

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Apples, Cider and Sourdough20191024

James Morton shows us how simple it is to make and keep your sourdough starter alive and dietician Kirsty Hickson tells us some of the health benefits of eating sourdough breads. Also, Jenny MacPherson takes a wander around an orchard just north of Inverness, to see how they’re turning their apples into cider.

James Morton shows us how simple it is to make and keep your sourdough starter alive.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Apples, Cider and Sourdough2019102420191027 (RS)

James Morton shows us how simple it is to make and keep your sourdough starter alive and dietician Kirsty Hickson tells us some of the health benefits of eating sourdough breads. Also, Jenny MacPherson takes a wander around an orchard just north of Inverness, to see how they’re turning their apples into cider.

James Morton shows us how simple it is to make and keep your sourdough starter alive.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Apples, Cider And Sourdough2019102420191027 (RS)James Morton shows us how simple it is to make and keep your sourdough starter alive and dietician Kirsty Hickson tells us some of the health benefits of eating sourdough breads. Also, Jenny MacPherson takes a wander around an orchard just north of Inverness, to see how they’re turning their apples into cider.

James Morton shows us how simple it is to make and keep your sourdough starter alive.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Welcome to the Kitchen Café - the perfect place to head for all your weekly food news, reviews and interviews. Every week Jenny MacPherson is joined by top chefs and food experts with loads of great ideas on how to get the best out of Scotland's natural larder. Packed with food hacks and inspirational tips and tricks, let us help take the chore out of cooking and make food feel fun and fresh again!

Food Food Food! Celebrating Scotland's fantastic food scene with weekly recipes and news.

Autumnal Berries20171005Neil Forbes, Ghillie Basan and Sumayya Usmani celebrate autumnal berries.

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Autumnal Berries2017100520171008 (RS)Neil Forbes, Ghillie Basan and Sumayya Usmani celebrate autumnal berries.

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BBQ20170615Chef Neil Forbes and Sumayya Usmani cook chicken kebabs and scallops on the barbecue.

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BBQ2017061520170618 (RS)Chef Neil Forbes and Sumayya Usmani cook chicken kebabs and scallops on the barbecue.

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Bisque and Langoustines20170216Neil Forbes and Sumayya Usmani cook a shellfish bisque with guest Edi Stark.

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Bisque and Langoustines2017021620170219 (RS)Neil Forbes and Sumayya Usmani cook a shellfish bisque with guest Edi Stark.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Blood Oranges, Avocados And Stockholm's Food Scene2020013020200202 (RS)Fed up of stodgy comfort food but not quite ready for spring salads? Step forward the blood orange – bang in season and sure to put a zing into your cooking! Chef Neil Forbes shows Jenny MacPherson how to make a warm pigeon breast and blood orange salad – just 20 minutes from start to finish!

Avacados - love ‘em or loathe ‘em? They’re a bit of a "marmite" food so how does Dave Griffiths manage to devote an entire café to those squidgy green beauties? Emma Gryczka meets him to find out more while food writer Claire Jessiman offers ideas on what else we can do with them beyond avo on toast. Neil and Claire share their thoughts on the sustainability issues surrounding avocados and how they offset the food miles that produce like that bring with it…

Continuing our occasional series on how to make the most of your food on a city break, ex-pat Jenny Soep shares her foodie favourites in Stockholm.

And in this week’s “green hack” Kilted Chef Craig Wilson offers a handy tip for what we can do with leftover yoghurt.

Get creative with avocados, sample Stockholm's food and put blood oranges centre stage!

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And in this week’s “green hack ? Kilted Chef Craig Wilson offers a handy tip for what we can do with leftover yoghurt.

Brain Food2018050320180506 (RS)Stress, Anxiety, Pressure, Worry, Oh and not forgetting the dread.... Yes, it's that time of year when students all over the country have got their heads buried deep in books preparing for exams so on this week's Kitchen Cafe, Chef Neil Forbes is joined by nutritionist Dr Laura Wyness to give university students Maeve and Cameron lots of practical advice on how to keep their brains and bodies firing on all cylinders.

Students Maeve and Cameron help chef Neil Forbes rustle up some food for thought.

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Stress, Anxiety, Pressure, Worry, Oh and not forgetting the dread.... Yes, it's that time of year when students all over the country have got their heads buried deep in books preparing for exams so on this week's Kitchen Cafe, Chef Neil Forbes is joined by nutritionist Dr Laura Wyness to give university students Maeve and Cameron lots of practical advice on how to keep their brains and bodies firing on all cylinders.

Students Maeve and Cameron help chef Neil Forbes rustle up some food for thought.

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Bread and Butter20170504Flora Shedden, Neil Forbes and Sumayya Usmani explore bread and butter.

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Bread and Butter2017050420170507 (RS)Flora Shedden, Neil Forbes and Sumayya Usmani explore bread and butter.

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British Pie Week20170309Bake Off's Flora Shedden and chef Neil Forbes celebrate National Pie Week.

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British Pie Week2017030920170312 (RS)Bake Off's Flora Shedden and chef Neil Forbes celebrate National Pie Week.

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Burns Night But Not As You Know It!2020012320200126 (RS)If you think Burns night is all about haggis, neeps and tatties then think again....Chef Neil Forbes joins Jenny MacPherson to give haggis a complete makeover, Ryan Van Winkle talks about how food and poetry are the perfect pairing and Emma Gryczka heads along to Aberdeen's indoor market where she gets a pasta masterclass from Francesco Di Nicola.

Burns night but not as you know it! Chef Neil Forbes gives haggis a complete makeover.

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Caledonian Sleeper20170907All aboard the Caledonian Sleeper to hear about a culinary revolution that's taking place.

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Caledonian Sleeper2017090720170910 (RS)All aboard the Caledonian Sleeper to hear about a culinary revolution that's taking place.

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Campervan - Ayrshire on a plate20170720Flora Shedden and Sumayya Usmani try to capture Ayrshire on a plate.

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Campervan - Ayrshire on a plate2017072020170723 (RS)Flora Shedden and Sumayya Usmani try to capture Ayrshire on a plate.

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Campervan - Retro Foods20170803Neil, Flora and Sumayya go all retro this week as they head to the seaside town of Largs.

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Campervan - Retro Foods2017080320170806 (RS)Neil, Flora and Sumayya go all retro this week as they head to the seaside town of Largs.

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Caravan Forage2018060720180610 (RS)This week on the kitchen café we are on a summer holiday forage. No not a forage where you pull up leaves, rinse of dog wee, and pretend dandelions really do taste great, oh no, this week Ghillie Basan and Pennie Latin are foraging for ingredients among the holiday makers at Granny's Heilan Hame in Embo just north of Dornoch and they'll be trying to convince them that a holiday from home doesn't need to be a holiday from eating great homemade food. Also, one great thing about going away is it gives you a chance to discover local foods, in particular local cheeses. And Scotland does great cheese! Frankie Vaughan caught up with roving fromagiere Phoebe Weller to find out more about which Scottish cheeses to look out for this summer...

Ghillie Basan and Pennie Latin go foraging for ingredients at a caravan site near Dornoch.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

This week on the kitchen café we are on a summer holiday forage. No not a forage where you pull up leaves, rinse of dog wee, and pretend dandelions really do taste great, oh no, this week Ghillie Basan and Pennie Latin are foraging for ingredients among the holiday makers at Granny's Heilan Hame in Embo just north of Dornoch and they'll be trying to convince them that a holiday from home doesn't need to be a holiday from eating great homemade food. Also, one great thing about going away is it gives you a chance to discover local foods, in particular local cheeses. And Scotland does great cheese! Frankie Vaughan caught up with roving fromagiere Phoebe Weller to find out more about which Scottish cheeses to look out for this summer...

Ghillie Basan and Pennie Latin go foraging for ingredients at a caravan site near Dornoch.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Cauliflower2018020120180204 (RS)Neil Forbes is joined by Chef Christopher Trotter and nutritionist Frankie Vaughan to get creative with cauliflower. From cauliflower rice to cauliflower steaks, this ancient veg has undergone a modern renaissance. Join us as Neil, Christopher and Frankie cook up their favourite dishes which demonstrate just how delicious and nutritious the cauliflower can be. Plus, Simon Preston meets Chefs Jonathan MacDonald and Daria Kimak of Baba in Edinburgh to discover why cauliflower is taking the restaurant scene by storm.

Neil Forbes celebrates cauliflower with foodies Christopher Trotter and Frankie Vaughan.

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Cheese20160728
Cheese20160728Cheese expert Phoebe Weller joins Clare English to explore the world of Scottish cheese.

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Cheese2016072820160731 (RS)Cheese expert Phoebe Weller joins Clare English to explore the world of Scottish cheese.

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Cheese and Oatcakes20170427Neil Forbes, Flora Shedden and Simon Preston explore a variety of cheeses and oatcakes.

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Cheese and Oatcakes2017042720170430 (RS)Neil Forbes, Flora Shedden and Simon Preston explore a variety of cheeses and oatcakes.

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Christmas Cooking To Freeze And Cheeses To Please!2019121220191215 (RS)Festive food inspiration - from sides you can freeze ahead to pudding ideas and cheeses!

Chef Alfie Little cooks some Christmas side dishes you can make now and freeze ahead of the big day, baker Jeni Hardie makes a cranberry chocolate brownie for those who want a change from Christmas pudding and cheese expert Phoebe Weller shares her tips on creating a memorable festive cheeseboard!

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Christmas leftovers2016122920170101 (RS)Phil Cunningham joins us to cook up the Christmas leftovers.

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Christmas on the Bus2017121420171217 (RS)Neil Forbes and Simon Preston celebrate Christmas aboard the Red Bus Bistro.

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Christmas starters and Festive nibbles!2019121920191222 (RS)If you're looking for some inspiration on the festive food front, Scotland's National Chef Gary Maclean cooks us up a couple of delicious starters including citrus prawns and pan seared mackerel. Mary Contini has some great ideas for Christmas nibbles to keep you going while you slave over a hot stove and Simon Preston meets up with wine expert Davy Zyw for some advice on what festive fizz we should have on our Christmas tables this year.

Scotland's National Chef Gary Maclean cooks us up some festive starters.

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Christmas Starters And Festive Nibbles!2019121920191222 (RS)If you're looking for some inspiration on the festive food front, Scotland's National Chef Gary Maclean cooks us up a couple of delicious starters including citrus prawns and pan seared mackerel. Mary Contini has some great ideas for Christmas nibbles to keep you going while you slave over a hot stove and Simon Preston meets up with wine expert Davy Zyw for some advice on what festive fizz we should have on our Christmas tables this year.

Scotland's National Chef Gary Maclean cooks us up some festive starters.

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Welcome to the Kitchen Café - the perfect place to head for all your weekly food news, reviews and interviews. Every week Jenny MacPherson is joined by top chefs and food experts with loads of great ideas on how to get the best out of Scotland's natural larder. Packed with food hacks and inspirational tips and tricks, let us help take the chore out of cooking and make food feel fun and fresh again!

Food Food Food! Celebrating Scotland's fantastic food scene with weekly recipes and news.

Citadel Supper20171207Chef Tom Kitchin shares the story of his training project for disadvantaged young people.

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Citadel Supper2017120720171210 (RS)Chef Tom Kitchin shares the story of his training project for disadvantaged young people.

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Connecting Communities2018051720180520 (RS)Whether its breakfast, lunch or dinner, Food is something that unites us all, it's often at the heart of family life. This week on the Kitchen Café Sumayya Usmani visits the Glasgow Gurdwara, a Sikh temple in Glasgow to see how food is not just bringing families together, but entire communities. Also, Simon Preston meets up with Emma Black, project coordinator of Meal Makers, an organisation that is connecting elderly people with volunteer cooks throughout Scotland.

Sumayya Usmani hears how food is connecting communities throughout Scotland.

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Whether its breakfast, lunch or dinner, Food is something that unites us all, it's often at the heart of family life. This week on the Kitchen Café Sumayya Usmani visits the Glasgow Gurdwara, a Sikh temple in Glasgow to see how food is not just bringing families together, but entire communities. Also, Simon Preston meets up with Emma Black, project coordinator of Meal Makers, an organisation that is connecting elderly people with volunteer cooks throughout Scotland.

Sumayya Usmani hears how food is connecting communities throughout Scotland.

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Cookbooks for Christmas20161215Chef Mark Greenaway, food writer Sue Lawrence and Sumayya Usmani review cookery books.

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Cookbooks for Christmas2016121520161218 (RS)Chef Mark Greenaway, food writer Sue Lawrence and Sumayya Usmani review cookery books.

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Cooking with Beer20160526
Cooking with Beer20160526Clare English talks about cooking with beer.

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Crab and Lobster2018041220180415 (RS)Simon Preston goes from creel to kitchen with two of Scotland's seafood goliaths, crab and lobster. One perhaps seen as too luxurious for the everyday and the other so intimidating many of us wouldn't know where to start picking through its carapace and claws for its soft sweet white meat or the strong rich brown meat.

But could all that change? Starting on the harbour wall in North Berwick Simon explores a local lobster hatchery. Set up and run by fishermen it's aim is to give nature a helping hand in increasing the local lobster population because they recognise the value of the lobster to the local community. It has led to lobster becoming a local delicacy enjoyed by all who visit the village.

At the other end of the price range local brown crab is becoming more and more popular. But it's the cracked claws that people want to buy. Determined to find every last morsel from the shell Dan Holland heads north to Kylesku to find out how to pick a crab, claw meat, white meat and the beautifully rich hidden away brown meat.

In her Kitchen at home Sumayya Usmani uses some of the white crab meat to make a quick orange dressed crab and paprika potato salad hash while Ghillie Basan recalls collecting crabs across the sandy shores of the Indian Ocean as a child and a crab ice cream as she scuttles round the world with a look at crustacean cuisine.

Simon Preston goes from creel to kitchen with two seafood giants, crab and lobster.

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Creating A Calm Christmas Kitchen!20191128

It may still be November… and you might not want to hear the C word … but trust us, your Christmas food planning and cooking will be a lot less stressful with Beth Kempton’s guide to a calm Christmas. And it starts right now!

Food writer and lover of all things Italian Vicky Bennison has spent years travelling across Italy, meeting the nonnas and finding out their culinary secrets. Discover just how simple it is to cook like a “pasta granny” in your kitchen at home!

Nigel Slater explains why the humble cheese grater has a special place in his heart!

And wrapping up Soup Month, Chef Kirsten Gilmour makes an apricot, carrot, rosemary and red lentil soup. Yes, really – apricots in a soup!

Cook like an Italian granny, make soup with apricots and tips for stress-free festive food

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Creating A Calm Christmas Kitchen!2019112820191201 (RS)

It may still be November… and you might not want to hear the C word … but trust us, your Christmas food planning and cooking will be a lot less stressful with Beth Kempton’s guide to a calm Christmas. And it starts right now!

Food writer and lover of all things Italian Vicky Bennison has spent years travelling across Italy, meeting the nonnas and finding out their culinary secrets. Discover just how simple it is to cook like a “pasta granny” in your kitchen at home!

Nigel Slater explains why the humble cheese grater has a special place in his heart!

And wrapping up Soup Month, Chef Kirsten Gilmour makes an apricot, carrot, rosemary and red lentil soup. Yes, really – apricots in a soup!

Cook like an Italian granny, make soup with apricots and tips for stress-free festive food

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Creating A Calm Christmas Kitchen!2019112820191201 (RS)It may still be November… and you might not want to hear the C word … but trust us, your Christmas food planning and cooking will be a lot less stressful with Beth Kempton’s guide to a calm Christmas. And it starts right now!

Food writer and lover of all things Italian Vicky Bennison has spent years travelling across Italy, meeting the nonnas and finding out their culinary secrets. Discover just how simple it is to cook like a “pasta granny” in your kitchen at home!

Nigel Slater explains why the humble cheese grater has a special place in his heart!

And wrapping up Soup Month, Chef Kirsten Gilmour makes an apricot, carrot, rosemary and red lentil soup. Yes, really – apricots in a soup!

Cook like an Italian granny, make soup with apricots and tips for stress-free festive food

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Creative Cafes20161020Food innovator Simon Preston talks about the changing nature of cafe culture.

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Creative Cafes2016102020161023 (RS)Food innovator Simon Preston talks about the changing nature of cafe culture.

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Crowdie2017071320170716 (RS)Chef Neil Forbes and Flora Shedden cook classic Scottish recipes using crowdie.

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Curry Club20170525Sumayya Usmani and Ghillie Basan indulge in a favourite dish of Scotland - curry.

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Curry Club2017052520170528 (RS)Sumayya Usmani and Ghillie Basan indulge in a favourite dish of Scotland - curry.

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Curry Club20170629Sumayya Usmani and Ghillie Basan explore Scotland's love of curry.

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Curry Club2017062920170702 (RS)Sumayya Usmani and Ghillie Basan explore Scotland's love of curry.

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Curry Club20170727Sumayya Usmani and Ghillie Basan explore the curries of the Caribbean with Peggy Brunache.

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Curry Club2017072720170730 (RS)Sumayya Usmani and Ghillie Basan explore the curries of the Caribbean with Peggy Brunache.

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Curry Club20170831Sumayya Usmani and Ghillie Basan indulge in Scotland's national dish, curry.

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Curry Club2017083120170903 (RS)Sumayya Usmani and Ghillie Basan indulge in Scotland's national dish, curry.

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Curry Club20170928Sumayya Usmani and Ghillie Basan indulge in Scotland's national dish, curry.

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Curry Club2017092820171001 (RS)Sumayya Usmani and Ghillie Basan indulge in Scotland's national dish, curry.

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Curry Club20171026Sumayya Usmani and Ghillie Basan indulge in Scotland's national dish, curry.

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Curry Club2017102620171029 (RS)Sumayya Usmani and Ghillie Basan indulge in Scotland's national dish, curry.

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Curry Club20171130Curry fanatic Phil Cunningham joins Ghillie Basan and Sumayya Usmani on St Andrews Day.

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Curry Club2017113020171203 (RS)Curry fanatic Phil Cunningham joins Ghillie Basan and Sumayya Usmani on St Andrews Day.

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Curry Club2018022220180225 (RS)Praveen Kumar grew up in a small village outside Hyderabad on the family spice farm. His father grew spices like chillies, coriander, mustard and cumin. As a young man Praveen left the village farm behind to follow his dream of working the hospitality industry. Years later he found himself making his treasured family recipes in some of the world's most regarded hotels. Now based in Scotland, he gives Ghillie Basan and Sumayya Usmani a culinary guide to some of favourite family recipes and the food of south India.

Traditional music legend, Phil Cunningham is widely known to love his curry as much as he does music. His favourite southern Indian dish is a ghee roasted dosa, a light pancake made from fermented batter. But it was one of the few dishes that this curry king hadn't mastered in his own kitchen until he joined the Curry Club for a quick masterclass.

Sumayya Usmani and Ghillie Basan explore curries of south India with Praveen Kumar.

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Curry Club20180329For some people Easter is about chocolate eggs, on The Curry Club we're crazy about chocolate and spices. From the traditional chocolate and ginger to the experimental chocolate and Nepalese Timur, chocolatier Charlotte Flower takes Sumayya and Ghillie on flavour expedition around her world of combining spices and wild flavours with chocolate. But what spice would Ghillie and Sumayya really like to combine with chocolate? They set Charlotte a spiced chocolate challenge.

Ghillie makes a Nepalese egg curry while Charlotte recalls her time living in Nepal and the food she so enjoyed eating there, which for part of the time was based solely on potatoes and onions.

Want some curry comfort food for those lazy evenings on the sofa with some poppadoms? Elgin based sisters Sharan Dhesi and Manju Dhesi-Dhami make a very quick Masala Jhinga.

Ghillie Basan and Sumayya Usmani explore chocolate and spice with Charlotte Flower.

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Curry Club2018032920180401 (RS)For some people Easter is about chocolate eggs, on The Curry Club we're crazy about chocolate and spices. From the traditional chocolate and ginger to the experimental chocolate and Nepalese Timur, chocolatier Charlotte Flower takes Sumayya and Ghillie on flavour expedition around her world of combining spices and wild flavours with chocolate. But what spice would Ghillie and Sumayya really like to combine with chocolate? They set Charlotte a spiced chocolate challenge.

Ghillie makes a Nepalese egg curry while Charlotte recalls her time living in Nepal and the food she so enjoyed eating there, which for part of the time was based solely on potatoes and onions.

Want some curry comfort food for those lazy evenings on the sofa with some poppadoms? Elgin based sisters Sharan Dhesi and Manju Dhesi-Dhami make a very quick Masala Jhinga.

Ghillie Basan and Sumayya Usmani explore chocolate and spice with Charlotte Flower.

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Deliciously different dining and polenta perfection!20190321

Supper clubs take a deliciously different approach to dining but how would you feel about tucking in to your food alongside a complete stranger? Presenter Frankie Vaughan maybe an expert when it comes to nutrition but she's not so great when it comes to cooking so Chef Steven Devlin is on hand with lessons in how to make polenta perfection with leeks. Chef Neil Forbes launches our new series of food hacks to make life easier in the kitchen plus we'll be finding out how one community is filling a fridge with their surplus ingredients so every one can share in the bounty but how does it work?

Delicious different dining and perfect polenta!

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Deliciously different dining and polenta perfection!2019032120190324 (RS)

Supper clubs take a deliciously different approach to dining but how would you feel about tucking in to your food alongside a complete stranger? Presenter Frankie Vaughan maybe an expert when it comes to nutrition but she's not so great when it comes to cooking so Chef Steven Devlin is on hand with lessons in how to make polenta perfection with leeks. Chef Neil Forbes launches our new series of food hacks to make life easier in the kitchen plus we'll be finding out how one community is filling a fridge with their surplus ingredients so every one can share in the bounty but how does it work?

Delicious different dining and perfect polenta!

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Dining in the Dark20160331
Dining in the Dark20160331Clare English experiences a sensory explosion when she tries dining in the dark.

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Dining in the Dark2016033120161013 (RS)Clare English experiences a sensory explosion when she tries dining in the dark.

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Dining in the Dark2016033120161016 (RS)Clare English experiences a sensory explosion when she tries dining in the dark.

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Disaster Chef2018040520180408 (RS)Master Chef? Or Disaster chef! How confident are you in the kitchen? Simon Preston is joined by best friends Kaye Adams and Nadia Sawalha to hear how they've written a cook book which has turned Kaye's cooking calamities.... into culinary delights. Also, someone else who's never felt entirely at home in the kitchen is producer Phil so hoping to conquer his culinary demons, he met up with his pal Raymond Smart, who also happens to be blind for a master-class in confident cooking...

Kaye Adams talks about how she's turned her cooking calamities into culinary delights.

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Discovering Seitan, Tasting Rum & Other Kitchen Essentials!20190328

Seitan – ever eaten it? Ever cooked with it? Even know what it is?! Jenny Macpherson is well and truly out of her comfort zone as chef Andrew Barnett from The Alley Cat shows her how to cook with seitan. Go on, channel your inner vegan…

Scotland’s National Chef Gary Maclean talks about the idea behind his book Kitchen Essentials and explains why organisation is the key to good home cooking.

In a world where sugar is so often demonised, how do traditional sweeties fare? Simon Preston’s been to one of Scotland’s oldest confectioners – Glickmans – to find out if we’ve still got a sweet tooth?

Chef Neil Forbes shares his tips for getting the best out of our cheeses at home.

Gin production has been booming here in Scotland for a number of years but is there room for a new kid on the block? David Beach of Beach Craft Spirits in Hopeman describes how he got into producing rum and speculates on whether rum could be the next big thing here…

Discovering seitan, tasting rum, sweetie shop nostalgia and the joy of home cooking!

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Discovering Seitan, Tasting Rum & Other Kitchen Essentials!2019032820190331 (RS)

Seitan – ever eaten it? Ever cooked with it? Even know what it is?! Jenny Macpherson is well and truly out of her comfort zone as chef Andrew Barnett from The Alley Cat shows her how to cook with seitan. Go on, channel your inner vegan…

Scotland’s National Chef Gary Maclean talks about the idea behind his book Kitchen Essentials and explains why organisation is the key to good home cooking.

In a world where sugar is so often demonised, how do traditional sweeties fare? Simon Preston’s been to one of Scotland’s oldest confectioners – Glickmans – to find out if we’ve still got a sweet tooth?

Chef Neil Forbes shares his tips for getting the best out of our cheeses at home.

Gin production has been booming here in Scotland for a number of years but is there room for a new kid on the block? David Beach of Beach Craft Spirits in Hopeman describes how he got into producing rum and speculates on whether rum could be the next big thing here…

Discovering seitan, tasting rum, sweetie shop nostalgia and the joy of home cooking!

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Eggs2018061420180617 (RS)There aren't many ingredients in the kitchen that are so versatile. There aren't many ingredients in the kitchen that can be so easy to get so wrong. But whether you are making an omelette, a meringue or simply boiling them, eggs are part of our daily diet.

We consume millions of eggs each year and for some the labelling we find in the supermarket about the different types of egg can be confusing. Simon Preston goes to an egg farm to find out about the differences and what they mean to the taste of the eggs.

Back in the kitchen, Neil Forbes gives us a quick masterclass in the art of the perfect poached, a brilliant boiled, super scrambled and fantastically fried eggs.

If you've ever wondered about whether you should keep your eggs in the fridge or not or if a duck egg might be better to use in your baking than a hen's eggs then Fiona Burrell has some perfect eggy do's and dont's.

Boiled, fried and poached eggs. Neil Forbes and Simon Preston enjoy the ultimate fast food

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There aren't many ingredients in the kitchen that are so versatile. There aren't many ingredients in the kitchen that can be so easy to get so wrong. But whether you are making an omelette, a meringue or simply boiling them, eggs are part of our daily diet.

We consume millions of eggs each year and for some the labelling we find in the supermarket about the different types of egg can be confusing. Simon Preston goes to an egg farm to find out about the differences and what they mean to the taste of the eggs.

Back in the kitchen, Neil Forbes gives us a quick masterclass in the art of the perfect poached, a brilliant boiled, super scrambled and fantastically fried eggs.

If you've ever wondered about whether you should keep your eggs in the fridge or not or if a duck egg might be better to use in your baking than a hen's eggs then Fiona Burrell has some perfect eggy do's and dont's.

Boiled, fried and poached eggs. Neil Forbes and Simon Preston enjoy the ultimate fast food

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Feed Your Family For \u00a320 A Week!2020011620200119 (RS)January is a time where many of us have to think about tightening the purse strings so Lorna Cooper joins Jenny MacPherson to talk about her new book "How To Feed Your Family On £20 A Week", and Mary Contini, having grown up in a large Italian family, gives us some great hints and tips on how to make your food go further. Plus, Simon Preston visits Glasgow’s first Hellenic Pie shop to learn how to make a traditional Greek Spanakopita pie.

Lorna Cooper tells us how you can feed your family for only \u00a320 a week

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Welcome to the Kitchen Café - the perfect place to head for all your weekly food news, reviews and interviews. Every week Jenny MacPherson is joined by top chefs and food experts with loads of great ideas on how to get the best out of Scotland's natural larder. Packed with food hacks and inspirational tips and tricks, let us help take the chore out of cooking and make food feel fun and fresh again!

Food Food Food! Celebrating Scotland's fantastic food scene with weekly recipes and news.

Feed your family for \u00a320 a week!2020011620200119 (RS)January is a time where many of us have to think about tightening the purse strings so Lorna Cooper joins Jenny MacPherson to talk about her new book "How To Feed Your Family On £20 A Week", and Mary Contini, having grown up in a large Italian family, gives us some great hints and tips on how to make your food go further. Plus, Simon Preston visits Glasgow’s first Hellenic Pie shop to learn how to make a traditional Greek Spanakopita pie.

Lorna Cooper tells us how you can feed your family for only \u00a320 a week

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Festive Foodie Fun!20191212Festive food inspiration - from sides you can freeze ahead to pudding ideas and cheeses!

Chef Alfie Little cooks some Christmas side dishes you can make now and freeze ahead of the big day, baker Jeni Hardie makes a cranberry chocolate brownie for those who want a change from Christmas pudding and cheese expert Phoebe Weller shares her tips on creating a memorable festive cheeseboard!

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Fish - Nose To Tail2017060820170611 (RS)Chef Andy Cumming cooks monkfish, plus Simon Preston visits fishmonger Daniel Bee.

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Fish - nose to tail20170608Chef Andy Cumming cooks monkfish, plus Simon Preston visits fishmonger Daniel Bee.

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Food And Mood2018030120180304 (RS)For many of us, cooking and eating are great sources of joy and comfort. This week on The Kitchen Café, we're celebrating the food that makes us feel good. Simon Preston meets Melissa Hemsley to celebrate her new book, "Eat Happy". Meanwhile, Neil Forbes and Flora Shedden are joined by amateur baker Nadia Cassar and Charlotte Maberly, programme co-ordinator of the MSc Gastronomy course at Queen Margaret University, to dig deeper into the relationship between food and mood.

Simon Preston meets Melissa Hemsley to celebrate her new book 'Eat Happy'.

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For many of us, cooking and eating are great sources of joy and comfort. This week on The Kitchen Café, we're celebrating the food that makes us feel good. Simon Preston meets Melissa Hemsley to celebrate her new book, "Eat Happy". Meanwhile, Neil Forbes and Flora Shedden are joined by amateur baker Nadia Cassar and Charlotte Maberly, programme co-ordinator of the MSc Gastronomy course at Queen Margaret University, to dig deeper into the relationship between food and mood.

Simon Preston meets Melissa Hemsley to celebrate her new book 'Eat Happy'.

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Food and Writing2016110320161106 (RS)Clare English asks food writers to explore how to get people to read more as well as cook.

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Clare English asks food writers to explore how to get people to read more as well as cook.

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Food Education2016100620161009 (RS)Clare English hears about Scotland's only dedicated cookery school for students.

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Clare English hears about Scotland's only dedicated cookery school for students.

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Food Waste and Beer2016092920161002 (RS)Clare English hears about a pay-what-you-want supermarket aimed at reducing food waste.

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Clare English hears about a pay-what-you-want supermarket aimed at reducing food waste.

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Foodie books for Christmas!2019120520191208 (RS)Christmas cook book review with Jenny MacPherson and guests.

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Christmas cook book review with Jenny MacPherson and guests.

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Foodie Books For Christmas!2019120520191208 (RS)Christmas cook book review with Jenny MacPherson and guests.

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Welcome to the Kitchen Café - the perfect place to head for all your weekly food news, reviews and interviews. Every week Jenny MacPherson is joined by top chefs and food experts with loads of great ideas on how to get the best out of Scotland's natural larder. Packed with food hacks and inspirational tips and tricks, let us help take the chore out of cooking and make food feel fun and fresh again!

Food Food Food! Celebrating Scotland's fantastic food scene with weekly recipes and news.

Foods to banish the January blues2017010520170108 (RS)Flora Shedden, Sumayya Usmani and Neil Forbes cook up food to banish the January blues.

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Flora Shedden, Sumayya Usmani and Neil Forbes cook up food to banish the January blues.

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Fun with food at Halloween20191031

Chef Andrew Barnett shows us how to have fun with food at Halloween and Jenny MacPherson speaks to Ailidh Forlan about her new book, 'Street Food Scotland' and hears how the street food scene is expanding throughout the country. Claire Jessiman then shows us how to put your pumpkin seeds to good use as she roasts them with maple syrup and spices!........and Andrew Thompson investigates why there's no pumpkin in a pumpkin latte!

Chef Andrew Barnett shows us how to have fun with food at Halloween.

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Fun with food at Halloween2019103120191103 (RS)

Chef Andrew Barnett shows us how to have fun with food at Halloween and Jenny MacPherson speaks to Ailidh Forlan about her new book, 'Street Food Scotland' and hears how the street food scene is expanding throughout the country. Claire Jessiman then shows us how to put your pumpkin seeds to good use as she roasts them with maple syrup and spices!........and Andrew Thompson investigates why there's no pumpkin in a pumpkin latte!

Chef Andrew Barnett shows us how to have fun with food at Halloween.

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Fun With Food At Halloween2019103120191103 (RS)Chef Andrew Barnett shows us how to have fun with food at Halloween and Jenny MacPherson speaks to Ailidh Forlan about her new book, 'Street Food Scotland' and hears how the street food scene is expanding throughout the country. Claire Jessiman then shows us how to put your pumpkin seeds to good use as she roasts them with maple syrup and spices!....and Andrew Thompson investigates why there's no pumpkin in a pumpkin latte!

Chef Andrew Barnett shows us how to have fun with food at Halloween.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Welcome to the Kitchen Café - the perfect place to head for all your weekly food news, reviews and interviews. Every week Jenny MacPherson is joined by top chefs and food experts with loads of great ideas on how to get the best out of Scotland's natural larder. Packed with food hacks and inspirational tips and tricks, let us help take the chore out of cooking and make food feel fun and fresh again!

Food Food Food! Celebrating Scotland's fantastic food scene with weekly recipes and news.

Gordon Buchanan20170921Gordon Buchanan shares his exotic food experiences with Flora Shedden and Neil Forbes.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Gordon Buchanan2017092120170924 (RS)Gordon Buchanan shares his exotic food experiences with Flora Shedden and Neil Forbes.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Greener Cooking And City Break Food20200102Jenny Macpherson and the team get the new year off to a cracking start with some fresh foodie inspiration!

Kilted chef Craig Wilson explains how we can all make our kitchens and our cooking more sustainable with some simple everyday tips.

Food writer Felicity Cloake offers advice and ideas for getting the most out of our food on a city break, from the markets we shop in to the street food we try out ... and from the cafes we sample coffee in to the restaurants we dine at. Local resident Arnar explains the best foodie experiences in Reykjavik.

Chef Kirsten Gilmour shows Gillian Russell how to create a delicious but easy perfectly sexy quiche!

Sustainable cooking, city break food and a simple sexy quiche!

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Greener Cooking And City Break Food2020010220200105 (RS)Jenny Macpherson and the team get the new year off to a cracking start with some fresh foodie inspiration!

Kilted chef Craig Wilson explains how we can all make our kitchens and our cooking more sustainable with some simple everyday tips.

Food writer Felicity Cloake offers advice and ideas for getting the most out of our food on a city break, from the markets we shop in to the street food we try out... and from the cafes we sample coffee in to the restaurants we dine at. Local resident Arnar explains the best foodie experiences in Reykjavik.

Chef Kirsten Gilmour shows Gillian Russell how to create a delicious but easy perfectly sexy quiche!

Sustainable cooking, city break food and a simple sexy quiche!

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Food writer Felicity Cloake offers advice and ideas for getting the most out of our food on a city break, from the markets we shop in to the street food we try out ... and from the cafes we sample coffee in to the restaurants we dine at. Local resident Arnar explains the best foodie experiences in Reykjavik.

Healthy Hedonism, Brilliant Brunches And Decadent Decorating2020030520200308 (RS)Fancy a bit of “healthy hedonism”?! Food writer Signe Johansen explains to Jenny Macpherson why cooking for one can be fun and describes how we can create simple solo meals without it feeling like a chore.

Chef and big brunch fan Alfie Little shows us how to create a bistro-style brunch at home by making a simple frittata and a delicious espresso smoothie.

Simon Preston finds out why passionate bakers Lesley Pert and Cecilia Young give up their time to make cakes for kids.

And Jenny learns some tips and tricks from baker Kaitlyn Taylor on how to easily transform an ordinary cake into something quite spectacular!

Healthy hedonism: how cooking for one can be fun and tips for bistro-style brunch at home.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Welcome to the Kitchen Café - the perfect place to head for all your weekly food news, reviews and interviews. Every week Jenny MacPherson is joined by top chefs and food experts with loads of great ideas on how to get the best out of Scotland's natural larder. Packed with food hacks and inspirational tips and tricks, let us help take the chore out of cooking and make food feel fun and fresh again!

Food Food Food! Celebrating Scotland's fantastic food scene with weekly recipes and news.

Fancy a bit of “healthy hedonism ??! Food writer Signe Johansen explains to Jenny Macpherson why cooking for one can be fun and describes how we can create simple solo meals without it feeling like a chore.

Honey2018062120180624 (RS)There's a real buzz about this week's Kitchen Café! Chef Neil Forbes and gardening expert Nicola Singleton explore the versatility of one of the jewels in our Scottish larder, honey! Also, Ghillie Basan speaks to food writer Liz Ashworth about Scotland's historical relationship with honey while Megan Lancaster visits bee keeper Mark Noonan in Blairgowrie to find out why some honey cost more than others.

Neil Forbes explores the versatility of one of the jewels in our Scottish larder, honey.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

There's a real buzz about this week's Kitchen Café! Chef Neil Forbes and gardening expert Nicola Singleton explore the versatility of one of the jewels in our Scottish larder, honey! Also, Ghillie Basan speaks to food writer Liz Ashworth about Scotland's historical relationship with honey while Megan Lancaster visits bee keeper Mark Noonan in Blairgowrie to find out why some honey cost more than others.

Neil Forbes explores the versatility of one of the jewels in our Scottish larder, honey.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

International Christmas20161222International guests join Clare English at the Sikorski Polish Club in Glasgow.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

International Christmas2016122220161225 (RS)International guests join Clare English at the Sikorski Polish Club in Glasgow.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Jam and Packed Lunches20160825Food blogger Rachel Gillon suggests ways to improve packed lunches.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Jam and Packed Lunches2016082520160828 (RS)Food blogger Rachel Gillon suggests ways to improve packed lunches.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Judy Murray and picnics20170622Tennis coach Judy Murray joins chef Neil Forbes and Flora Shedden for a picnic.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Judy Murray and picnics2017062220170625 (RS)Tennis coach Judy Murray joins chef Neil Forbes and Flora Shedden for a picnic.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Kids In The Kitchen!2020022720200301 (RS)Does having your kids cooking in the kitchen from an early age always have to result in kitchen chaos? Jenny MacPherson talks to food blogger Foodie Quine and cookery teacher Sumayya Usmani about different ways we can encourage children to become more involved in family cooking.

Chef Steven Devlin cooks up a delicious spaghetti carbonara - the first dish he learned to cook as a 13 year old - and he talks about how his love of food took him from a 13 year old kitchen porter to later becoming a restaurateur.

Scotland’s National chef and 'Master Chef: The Professionals' Winner Gary Maclean joins Jenny to talk about his new BBC Scotland series, Corner Shop Cook Off.

How to ignite a passion for cooking in young children.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Kitchen Cafe Classics: Bakes2017110920181115 (RS)

We're celebrating Scottish classics on The Kitchen Cafe, with dishes which have nourished our collective history and unite us through time and geography. Flora Shedden and Neil Forbes are joined by Sue Lawrence to enjoy the best of Scottish baking. Flora whips up a batch of fresh fruit scones, while Sue Lawrence prepares a classic Selkirk Bannock, and Simon Preston meets Jennifer Hunter of Edinburgh bakery Pinnies and Poppy Seeds to sample her best-selling shortbread. Plus, Ghillie Basan talks to Liz Ashworth about her new book, "The Book of Bere: Orkney's Ancient Grain".

Flora Shedden, Neil Forbes and Sue Lawrence enjoy the best of Scottish baking.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Kitchen Cafe Classics: Bakes2017110920181118 (RS)

We're celebrating Scottish classics on The Kitchen Cafe, with dishes which have nourished our collective history and unite us through time and geography. Flora Shedden and Neil Forbes are joined by Sue Lawrence to enjoy the best of Scottish baking. Flora whips up a batch of fresh fruit scones, while Sue Lawrence prepares a classic Selkirk Bannock, and Simon Preston meets Jennifer Hunter of Edinburgh bakery Pinnies and Poppy Seeds to sample her best-selling shortbread. Plus, Ghillie Basan talks to Liz Ashworth about her new book, "The Book of Bere: Orkney's Ancient Grain".

Flora Shedden, Neil Forbes and Sue Lawrence enjoy the best of Scottish baking.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Kitchen Cafe Classics: Bakes2017110920200412 (RS)We're celebrating Scottish classics on The Kitchen Cafe, with dishes which have nourished our collective history and unite us through time and geography. Flora Shedden and Neil Forbes are joined by Sue Lawrence to enjoy the best of Scottish baking. Flora whips up a batch of fresh fruit scones, while Sue Lawrence prepares a classic Selkirk Bannock, and Simon Preston meets Jennifer Hunter of Edinburgh bakery Pinnies and Poppy Seeds to sample her best-selling shortbread. Plus, Ghillie Basan talks to Liz Ashworth about her new book, "The Book of Bere: Orkney's Ancient Grain".

Flora Shedden, Neil Forbes and Sue Lawrence enjoy the best of Scottish baking.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Kitchen Cafe Classics: Bakes20171109Flora Shedden, Neil Forbes and Sue Lawrence enjoy the best of Scottish baking.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Kitchen Cafe Classics: Bakes2017110920171112 (RS)Flora Shedden, Neil Forbes and Sue Lawrence enjoy the best of Scottish baking.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Kitchen Cafe Classics: Broths2017112320181101 (RS)

We're celebrating Scottish classics on The Kitchen Café, with dishes which have nourished our collective history and unite us through time and geography. Neil Forbes and Sue Lawrence prepare a classic Scotch broth and a barley 'risotto', while Ghillie Basan and chef Kirsten Gilmour experiment with soups from around the world. Plus, Simon Preston meets barley farmer John Weir to find out more about this key ingredient.

Neil Forbes and Sue Lawrence share their favourite Scottish soups and broths.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Kitchen Cafe Classics: Broths2017112320181104 (RS)

We're celebrating Scottish classics on The Kitchen Café, with dishes which have nourished our collective history and unite us through time and geography. Neil Forbes and Sue Lawrence prepare a classic Scotch broth and a barley 'risotto', while Ghillie Basan and chef Kirsten Gilmour experiment with soups from around the world. Plus, Simon Preston meets barley farmer John Weir to find out more about this key ingredient.

Neil Forbes and Sue Lawrence share their favourite Scottish soups and broths.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Kitchen Cafe Classics: Broths2017112320200426 (RS)Neil Forbes and Sue Lawrence share their favourite Scottish soups and broths.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Kitchen Cafe Classics: Broths2017112320200426 (RS)We're celebrating Scottish classics on The Kitchen Café, with dishes which have nourished our collective history and unite us through time and geography. Neil Forbes and Sue Lawrence prepare a classic Scotch broth and a barley 'risotto', while Ghillie Basan and chef Kirsten Gilmour experiment with soups from around the world. Plus, Simon Preston meets barley farmer John Weir to find out more about this key ingredient.

Neil Forbes and Sue Lawrence share their favourite Scottish soups and broths.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Kitchen Cafe Classics: Broths20171123Neil Forbes and Sue Lawrence share their favourite Scottish soups and broths.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Kitchen Cafe Classics: Broths2017112320171126 (RS)Neil Forbes and Sue Lawrence share their favourite Scottish soups and broths.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Kitchen Cafe Classics: Pies2017110220181025 (RS)

Food fashions come and go, and even classic recipes will wax and wane, but the pie remains a passionate favourite with so many of us. Neil Forbes is joined by Sue Lawrence and Martin Burns to celebrate the Scottish pie tradition, while Flora Shedden investigates the story of the Forfar bridie. And Ghillie Basan meets Kirsten Gilmour to give the Scotch pie a Kiwi twist.

Neil Forbes is joined by Sue Lawrence and Martin Burns to celebrate classic Scottish pies.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Kitchen Cafe Classics: Pies2017110220181028 (RS)

Food fashions come and go, and even classic recipes will wax and wane, but the pie remains a passionate favourite with so many of us. Neil Forbes is joined by Sue Lawrence and Martin Burns to celebrate the Scottish pie tradition, while Flora Shedden investigates the story of the Forfar bridie. And Ghillie Basan meets Kirsten Gilmour to give the Scotch pie a Kiwi twist.

Neil Forbes is joined by Sue Lawrence and Martin Burns to celebrate classic Scottish pies.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Kitchen Cafe Classics: Pies2017110220200405 (RS)Food fashions come and go, and even classic recipes will wax and wane, but the pie remains a passionate favourite with so many of us. Neil Forbes is joined by Sue Lawrence and Martin Burns to celebrate the Scottish pie tradition, while Flora Shedden investigates the story of the Forfar bridie. And Ghillie Basan meets Kirsten Gilmour to give the Scotch pie a Kiwi twist.

Neil Forbes is joined by Sue Lawrence and Martin Burns to celebrate classic Scottish pies.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Kitchen Cafe Classics: Pies20171102Neil Forbes is joined by Sue Lawrence and Martin Burns to celebrate classic Scottish pies.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Kitchen Cafe Classics: Pies2017110220171105 (RS)Neil Forbes is joined by Sue Lawrence and Martin Burns to celebrate classic Scottish pies.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Kitchen Cafe Classics: Potatoes2017111620200419 (RS)Neil Forbes and Sumayya Usmani meet potato lovers Christopher Trotter and Alan Romans.

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Kitchen Cafe Classics: Potatoes2017111620200419 (RS)We're celebrating Scottish classics on The Kitchen Cafe, with dishes which have nourished our collective history and unite us through time and geography. Neil Forbes and Sumayya Usmani are joined by potato expert Alan Romans and chef, food consultant and potato lover Christopher Trotter to discuss the best of Scotland's spuds. Christopher Trotter cooks up his classic stovies recipe, Neil prepares some posh potato scones, and Sumayya gives potatoes a Pakistani twist with her keema cutlets.

Neil Forbes and Sumayya Usmani meet potato lovers Christopher Trotter and Alan Romans.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Kitchen Cafe Classics: Potatoes20171116Neil Forbes and Sumayya Usmani meet potato lovers Christopher Trotter and Alan Romans.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Kitchen Cafe Classics: Potatoes2017111620171119 (RS)Neil Forbes and Sumayya Usmani meet potato lovers Christopher Trotter and Alan Romans.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Lemonade, Lassi And Kombucha - Diy Summer Drinks!20180705This week spice expert Ghillie Basan and the team are delving into the world of DIY summer drinks. From Kombucha to lassi and homemade lemonade. Simon Preston's continuing his series on summer wines with a look at great white wines while Kiwi chef in the Cairngorms Kirsten Gilmour shares the secrets behind her sensational pops, presses, juices and award winning smoothies!

Kick back, raise a glass and quench your thirst with the Kitchen Café team!

Ghillie Basan raises a glass to summer in a celebration of seasonal drinks.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Lemonade, Lassi And Kombucha - Diy Summer Drinks!2018070520180708 (RS)This week spice expert Ghillie Basan and the team are delving into the world of DIY summer drinks. From Kombucha to lassi and homemade lemonade. Simon Preston's continuing his series on summer wines with a look at great white wines while Kiwi chef in the Cairngorms Kirsten Gilmour shares the secrets behind her sensational pops, presses, juices and award winning smoothies!

Kick back, raise a glass and quench your thirst with the Kitchen Café team!

Ghillie Basan raises a glass to summer in a celebration of seasonal drinks.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Love-inspired Cooking2018020820180211 (RS)Neil Forbes and Frankie Vaughan are joined by Chef Graeme Pallister to share the food that represents love in their lives. From the ingredients with which we love to cook, to dishes that remind us of our favourite travels, and the meals we make to nourish friends and family, food means a lot to all of us in different ways. On this week's Kitchen Café, we celebrate the food we love, and the people we love to feed.

Neil Forbes and Frankie Vaughan share the food that represents love in their lives.

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Madhur Jaffrey joins the Curry Club2017122820171231 (RS)Madhur Jaffrey joins Ghillie Basan and Sumayya Usmani on The Kitchen Cafe Curry Club.

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Madhur Jaffrey joins Ghillie Basan and Sumayya Usmani on The Kitchen Cafe Curry Club.

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Malaysian Masterclass2018021520180218 (RS)Chef Julie Lin guides us through the flavours and cultures of Malaysia.

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Milk20170601Chef Neil Forbes and Sumayya Usmani celebrate World Milk Day.

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Milk2017060120170604 (RS)Chef Neil Forbes and Sumayya Usmani celebrate World Milk Day.

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Mindful Eating20160804Clare English discusses mindful eating with monk Gelong Thubten and chef Neil Forbes.

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Mindful Eating2016080420160807 (RS)Clare English discusses mindful eating with monk Gelong Thubten and chef Neil Forbes.

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Mothers' Day2018030820180311 (RS)Neil Forbes and Flora Shedden celebrate Mothers' Day with Larah Bross of Bross Bagels. Having grown up in a Jewish family, Larah can testify to the key role that mothers play in Jewish food culture. Sumayya Usmani digs deeper into Jewish food traditions with Glasgow mother Sora Jacobs, while Frankie Vaughan meets Sarah Bodenheim, Jewish Student Chaplin for Scotland, as she prepares a Shabbat dinner.

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Mother's Day20170323Flora Shedden, Neil Forbes and Sumayya Usmani share recipes and cooking tips.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Mother's Day2017032320170326 (RS)Flora Shedden, Neil Forbes and Sumayya Usmani share recipes and cooking tips.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

National Butchers' Week20170316Neil Forbes gives a masterclass in how to joint a chicken for National Butchers' Week.

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National Butchers' Week2017031620170319 (RS)Neil Forbes gives a masterclass in how to joint a chicken for National Butchers' Week.

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Nature to Plate20170824Neil Forbes meets garden expert Nicola Singleton. Ghillie Basan and her son go foraging.

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Nature to Plate2017082420170827 (RS)Neil Forbes meets garden expert Nicola Singleton. Ghillie Basan and her son go foraging.

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Neil's Allotment20170406Flora Shedden, Sumayya Usmani and Neil Forbes with sensational seasonal recipes and advice

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Neil's Allotment2017040620170409 (RS)Flora Shedden, Sumayya Usmani and Neil Forbes with sensational seasonal recipes and advice

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Oats and Venison20160901Clare English goes against the grain with Nichola Fletcher and her Scottish Oats Bible.

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Oats and Venison2016090120160904 (RS)Clare English goes against the grain with Nichola Fletcher and her Scottish Oats Bible.

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Overnight Oats And Mussels2019101020191013 (RS)Instagrammer Sophia Thain speaks to Jenny MacPherson about how through social media she’s trying to inspire other students to make better food choices. Simon Preston heads to a café in Edinburgh to find out why ‘overnight oats’ has become a hashtag hit! Porridge purists beware…….the days of adding salt and water are long gone! Also, street food chef Jamie Ross flexes his mussels in studio and explains why cooking shellfish is easy. He’ll be serving up mussels in a curry sauce and mussels in ale, Delicious!

Jenny MacPherson hears about overnight oats and why they're so popular.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Welcome to the Kitchen Café - the perfect place to head for all your weekly food news, reviews and interviews. Every week Jenny MacPherson is joined by top chefs and food experts with loads of great ideas on how to get the best out of Scotland's natural larder. Packed with food hacks and inspirational tips and tricks, let us help take the chore out of cooking and make food feel fun and fresh again!

Food Food Food! Celebrating Scotland's fantastic food scene with weekly recipes and news.

Instagrammer Sophia Thain speaks to Jenny MacPherson about how through social media she’s trying to inspire other students to make better food choices. Simon Preston heads to a café in Edinburgh to find out why ‘overnight oats’ has become a hashtag hit! Porridge purists beware…….the days of adding salt and water are long gone! Also, street food chef Jamie Ross flexes his mussels in studio and explains why cooking shellfish is easy. He’ll be serving up mussels in a curry sauce and mussels in ale, Delicious!

Pancakes and Marmalade20170223Fraser Wright and Shirley Spear make pancakes, plus Des Clark sets a lasagne challenge.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Pancakes and Marmalade2017022320170226 (RS)Fraser Wright and Shirley Spear make pancakes, plus Des Clark sets a lasagne challenge.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Pantry staples to hearty meals!2020031220200315 (RS)How often do you come across tins of food right at the back of your cupboard that you just don’t quite know what to do with? Author of Tin Can Magic, Jessica Dennison tells us how we can transform humble tins of food into hearty delicious meals for any night of the week.

Simon Preston visits one of Leith’s newest charcuteries, Chef Neil Forbes tells us how to make your own home made bacon and Ghillie Basan cooks us up a delicious chocolate fridge cake.

How to transform humble tins of food into exciting meals!

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Pantry Staples To Hearty Meals!2020031220200315 (RS)How often do you come across tins of food right at the back of your cupboard that you just don’t quite know what to do with? Author of Tin Can Magic, Jessica Dennison tells us how we can transform humble tins of food into hearty delicious meals for any night of the week.

Simon Preston visits one of Leith’s newest charcuteries, Chef Neil Forbes tells us how to make your own home made bacon and Ghillie Basan cooks us up a delicious chocolate fridge cake.

How to transform humble tins of food into exciting meals!

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Welcome to the Kitchen Café - the perfect place to head for all your weekly food news, reviews and interviews. Every week Jenny MacPherson is joined by top chefs and food experts with loads of great ideas on how to get the best out of Scotland's natural larder. Packed with food hacks and inspirational tips and tricks, let us help take the chore out of cooking and make food feel fun and fresh again!

Food Food Food! Celebrating Scotland's fantastic food scene with weekly recipes and news.

Perception of Scottish food20160707
Perception of Scottish food20160707Pennie Latin explores perceptions of Scottish food with Mark Greenaway and Shirley Spear.

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Pork20170420Gary Maclean joins Neil Forbes explore inexpensive and versatile uses for pork.

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Pork2017042020170423 (RS)Gary Maclean joins Neil Forbes explore inexpensive and versatile uses for pork.

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Pumpkins and Halloween20161027It's the season for pumpkins. Clare English hears how to cook them to perfection.

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Pumpkins and Halloween2016102720161030 (RS)It's the season for pumpkins. Clare English hears how to cook them to perfection.

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Raw Food20180315Spring is in the air so this week Neil Forbes is joined by raw baker Laurianne Giteau to celebrate food in its freshest form, raw. Gardening expert Nicola Singleton takes a stroll round Neil's garden to see what jobs need done and Ghillie Basan talks to Kaori Simpson from Harajuku Kitchen about the Japanese philosophy behind eating raw food.

Neil Forbes celebrates food in its freshest form, raw.

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Raw Food2018031520180318 (RS)Spring is in the air so this week Neil Forbes is joined by raw baker Laurianne Giteau to celebrate food in its freshest form, raw. Gardening expert Nicola Singleton takes a stroll round Neil's garden to see what jobs need done and Ghillie Basan talks to Kaori Simpson from Harajuku Kitchen about the Japanese philosophy behind eating raw food.

Neil Forbes celebrates food in its freshest form, raw.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Recipe Collection20190221Don't panic if your dinner guest has a "special dietary requirements". Presenter Frankie Vaughan dips into the Kitchen Cafe' archive for delicious dishes that will work for gluten free, vegan and vegetarian diets.

Gluten Free Thai style coconut curry from Chef Tony Singh, we find out if you can cook with non-dairy milks - so will Mac + Cheese work with Almond milk?

Pennie Latin faces trial by Tofu as Ghillie Basan serves up a dish of the protein packed bean curd - will lashings of ginger and lemon grass make it palatable?

Gnocchi Primavera - John Quigley conjures up a quick and easy vegan crowd pleaser.

And for afters Neil Forbes eschews his much loved butter and cream and celebrates the best of the Scottish Berry harvest with a traditional summer pudding.

Dietary Requirements? Don't panic! Frankie Vaughn delves into our recipe collection.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Recipe Collection2019022120190224 (RS)Don't panic if your dinner guest has a "special dietary requirements". Presenter Frankie Vaughan dips into the Kitchen Cafe' archive for delicious dishes that will work for gluten free, vegan and vegetarian diets.

Gluten Free Thai style coconut curry from Chef Tony Singh, we find out if you can cook with non-dairy milks - so will Mac + Cheese work with Almond milk?

Pennie Latin faces trial by Tofu as Ghillie Basan serves up a dish of the protein packed bean curd - will lashings of ginger and lemon grass make it palatable?

Gnocchi Primavera - John Quigley conjures up a quick and easy vegan crowd pleaser.

And for afters Neil Forbes eschews his much loved butter and cream and celebrates the best of the Scottish Berry harvest with a traditional summer pudding.

Dietary Requirements? Don't panic! Frankie Vaughn delves into our recipe collection.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Recipe Collection20190228How to get the very best out of your cheap cuts:

Chef John Quigley brings us a long and lovingly prepared stew with beef shin.

They are cheap plentiful and delicious - Mussels. Michael Smith gives us a unique Scottish twist with his Mussel brose

Sue Lawrence gets Scandi and frugal with her take on the Swedish classic Jansons Temptation

Foodstuffs don't come much cheaper than lentils - Ghillie Basan shows us how to make a sensational Lentil and Papaya Daal.

Give it some time and a bit of culinary care and pork belly will repay you with a fantastic dish. Gary MacLean Scots winner of Master Chef shows us how to get the best out of one of the cheapest bits of a pig.

Cheap but not nasty - Frankie Vaughan on how to save the pennies but not the flavour.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Recipe Collection2019022820190303 (RS)How to get the very best out of your cheap cuts:

Chef John Quigley brings us a long and lovingly prepared stew with beef shin.

They are cheap plentiful and delicious - Mussels. Michael Smith gives us a unique Scottish twist with his Mussel brose

Sue Lawrence gets Scandi and frugal with her take on the Swedish classic Jansons Temptation

Foodstuffs don't come much cheaper than lentils - Ghillie Basan shows us how to make a sensational Lentil and Papaya Daal.

Give it some time and a bit of culinary care and pork belly will repay you with a fantastic dish. Gary MacLean Scots winner of Master Chef shows us how to get the best out of one of the cheapest bits of a pig.

Cheap but not nasty - Frankie Vaughan on how to save the pennies but not the flavour.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Recipe Collection20190307

Frankie Vaughan with a basketful of ideas on not just what to eat for lunch but how to eat it.

Ghillie Basan with an Asian-infused soup that will warm you from within and an egg ragout straight from the streets of North Africa.

Lyddie Bocquillon battles the elements in the garden at BBC Inverness and serves up a quick an delicious sweet omelette.

Making bread in your lunch hour? It can be done. Pennie Latin rustles up her quick and easy soda bread.

And finally with one eye on the clock chef Steven Devlin serves up a Spinach and ricotta pasta.

Frankie Vaughan celebrates the underdog meal of the day - lunch.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Recipe Collection2019030720190310 (RS)

Frankie Vaughan with a basketful of ideas on not just what to eat for lunch but how to eat it.

Ghillie Basan with an Asian-infused soup that will warm you from within and an egg ragout straight from the streets of North Africa.

Lyddie Bocquillon battles the elements in the garden at BBC Inverness and serves up a quick an delicious sweet omelette.

Making bread in your lunch hour? It can be done. Pennie Latin rustles up her quick and easy soda bread.

And finally with one eye on the clock chef Steven Devlin serves up a Spinach and ricotta pasta.

Frankie Vaughan celebrates the underdog meal of the day - lunch.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Recipe Collection20190314

We want to celebrate the meal for one and we’ve got some great recipes. Frankie Vaughan has trawled the Kitchen Cafe' archive and is serving up a menu of great ideas to cook when you are on your own.

We start the day with a fresh and easy breakfast yogurt by chef Steven Devlin,

Tom Kitchin, serves up a sea bass tartare and makes the very best of some of our finest local ingredients - asparagus.

Remember you don’t have to mind your table manners when you’re eating alone! – Tom Lewis makes us Lamb chops that will get your picking the bones clean.

What's for pudding? A quick and easy rhubarb tart that will taste even better the next day.

Frankie Vaughan with some delicious ideas for the solo diner.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Recipe Collection2019031420190317 (RS)

We want to celebrate the meal for one and we’ve got some great recipes. Frankie Vaughan has trawled the Kitchen Cafe' archive and is serving up a menu of great ideas to cook when you are on your own.

We start the day with a fresh and easy breakfast yogurt by chef Steven Devlin,

Tom Kitchin, serves up a sea bass tartare and makes the very best of some of our finest local ingredients - asparagus.

Remember you don’t have to mind your table manners when you’re eating alone! – Tom Lewis makes us Lamb chops that will get your picking the bones clean.

What's for pudding? A quick and easy rhubarb tart that will taste even better the next day.

Frankie Vaughan with some delicious ideas for the solo diner.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Recipe Collection - Comfort Food!2018101820181021 (RS)What is it about getting towards winter which makes you want to reach for food which gives you a great big fat cuddle?

This week as the nights draw in Pennie Latin searches through the Kitchen Café recipe archives for ideas to make you want to cosy up. So on the menu we've got cauliflower cheese with Stilton from Castle of Mey; Neil Forbes has the ultimate crowd pleaser with pot roast chicken; Jak O'Donnell is turning dauphinoise potatoes into a dish to cuddle up to by adding black pudding and goats cheese while Mark Greenaway makes the ultimate happy food with his hot chocolate fondant.

Food which makes you feel good about the arrival of winter!

Great ideas for food which gives you a comforting cuddle as winter draws near!

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

What is it about getting towards winter which makes you want to reach for food which gives you a great big fat cuddle?

This week as the nights draw in Pennie Latin searches through the Kitchen Café recipe archives for ideas to make you want to cosy up. So on the menu we've got cauliflower cheese with Stilton from Castle of Mey; Neil Forbes has the ultimate crowd pleaser with pot roast chicken; Jak O'Donnell is turning dauphinoise potatoes into a dish to cuddle up to by adding black pudding and goats cheese while Mark Greenaway makes the ultimate happy food with his hot chocolate fondant.

Food which makes you feel good about the arrival of winter!

Great ideas for food which gives you a comforting cuddle as winter draws near!

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Recipe Collection - Diy Takeaway!2018100420181007 (RS)Fast food fun but with all that homemade flavour packed in too!

This week Pennie Latin searches through the Kitchen Café recipe archives for recipes inspired by a weekend takeaway. So if you want to make the best burger ever then Neil Forbes has the perfect formula; queen of Italian cooking Mary Contini has an utterly simple but delicious pizza on her menu while Sue Lawrence provides the how-to on the ultimate treat night pud with Orkney fudge cheesecake.

Loads of delicious ideas with a nod to the naughty for when you're feeling like treating yourself but keeping it homemade!

Great grub without the guilt - delicious recipe ideas inspired by a weekend takeaway!

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Fast food fun but with all that homemade flavour packed in too!

This week Pennie Latin searches through the Kitchen Café recipe archives for recipes inspired by a weekend takeaway. So if you want to make the best burger ever then Neil Forbes has the perfect formula; queen of Italian cooking Mary Contini has an utterly simple but delicious pizza on her menu while Sue Lawrence provides the how-to on the ultimate treat night pud with Orkney fudge cheesecake.

Loads of delicious ideas with a nod to the naughty for when you're feeling like treating yourself but keeping it homemade!

Great grub without the guilt - delicious recipe ideas inspired by a weekend takeaway!

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Recipe Collection - Ideas For Autumn2018092720180930 (RS)Its the time of year when Autumn fruits come into their own in the Kitchen so if you want some great ideas for getting the very best out of your apples, plums, pears and brambles the Kitchen Café recipe archive has the answer.

Sumayya Usmani has a stunning recipe for bramble chutney and apple pakora; Tom Lewis makes venison on toast with caramelised pears; spice expert Ghillie Basan warms us up with ginger and Christopher Trotter has a plum clafoutis so tasty you'll be glad that Autumn's arrived!

Packed with fresh ideas and inspiration, join Pennie Latin and the team for a celebration of the flavours of Autumn.

Loads of tasty ideas from Scotland's top chefs for getting the best out of Autumn fruits.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Its the time of year when Autumn fruits come into their own in the Kitchen so if you want some great ideas for getting the very best out of your apples, plums, pears and brambles the Kitchen Café recipe archive has the answer.

Sumayya Usmani has a stunning recipe for bramble chutney and apple pakora; Tom Lewis makes venison on toast with caramelised pears; spice expert Ghillie Basan warms us up with ginger and Christopher Trotter has a plum clafoutis so tasty you'll be glad that Autumn's arrived!

Packed with fresh ideas and inspiration, join Pennie Latin and the team for a celebration of the flavours of Autumn.

Loads of tasty ideas from Scotland's top chefs for getting the best out of Autumn fruits.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Recipe Collection - Quick Tasty Teas!2018092020180923 (RS)If you feel the strain of the daily demands for something tasty, fast and filling at tea time don't worry, you're not alone! This week Pennie Latin dives into the Kitchen Café recipe archives in search of ideas which will go big on flavour and small on hassle. John Quigley makes a super fast and versatile pesto then follows up with a nasi goreng which makes the most of any leftovers in the fridge; Tony Singh takes on Pennie's challenge to cook up a curry in 15 minutes plus Steven Devlin proves that if you really want super fast, fuss free food then fish is the dish.

So join us for loads of great ideas for filling up bellies without having to spend the whole evening in the Kitchen!

Fab ideas from the Kitchen Cafe; recipe archive for tasty, quick midweek teas!

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

If you feel the strain of the daily demands for something tasty, fast and filling at tea time don't worry, you're not alone! This week Pennie Latin dives into the Kitchen Café recipe archives in search of ideas which will go big on flavour and small on hassle. John Quigley makes a super fast and versatile pesto then follows up with a nasi goreng which makes the most of any leftovers in the fridge; Tony Singh takes on Pennie's challenge to cook up a curry in 15 minutes plus Steven Devlin proves that if you really want super fast, fuss free food then fish is the dish.

So join us for loads of great ideas for filling up bellies without having to spend the whole evening in the Kitchen!

Fab ideas from the Kitchen Cafe; recipe archive for tasty, quick midweek teas!

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Recipe Collection - surprising soup, marvellous cous cous, lamb's liver and slump for afters!2018051020180513 (RS)Pennie Latin introduces this delicious dive into the Kitchen Cafe recipe collection with top Skye chef Michael Smith, writer Sue Lawrence, food consultant and writer Christopher Trotter and international spice expert Ghillie Basan. So if you're bored of cooking the same thing week after week and are after inspiration you've come to the perfect place! This week Sue Lawrence is on the starter, a sensational pear and red pepper soup. Chef Michael Smith draws on his wife's north African heritage to show us how to make the perfect cous cous. Staying in North Africa Ghillie Basan gives us the low down on ras el hanout spice mix then Christopher Trotter treats us to lamb's liver with lime. And if you've still got room after all that then how about a favourite family recipe from Pennie's own kitchen, berry slump!

Delicious recipes from Michael Smith, Sue Lawrence and Christopher Trotter!

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Pennie Latin introduces this delicious dive into the Kitchen Cafe recipe collection with top Skye chef Michael Smith, writer Sue Lawrence, food consultant and writer Christopher Trotter and international spice expert Ghillie Basan. So if you're bored of cooking the same thing week after week and are after inspiration you've come to the perfect place! This week Sue Lawrence is on the starter, a sensational pear and red pepper soup. Chef Michael Smith draws on his wife's north African heritage to show us how to make the perfect cous cous. Staying in North Africa Ghillie Basan gives us the low down on ras el hanout spice mix then Christopher Trotter treats us to lamb's liver with lime. And if you've still got room after all that then how about a favourite family recipe from Pennie's own kitchen, berry slump!

Delicious recipes from Michael Smith, Sue Lawrence and Christopher Trotter!

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Recipe Collection - Weekend Breakfast And Brunch2018101120181014 (RS)What would your perfect weekend breakfast or brunch dish be? This week Pennie Latin searches through the Kitchen Café recipe archives in search of ideas so delicious you'll actually want to get out of bed for them! So Neil Forbes conjures up a creamy, indulgent mushrooms on toast; Kirsten Gilmour makes New Zealand style savoury muffins and Andy Cumming goes for what he thinks is the ultimate cure for the night before - kedgeree - plus we've got a recipe for smoked salmon omelette perfection from Lara Bross.

Go on, treat yourself, join us for breakfast and brunch on this week's dive into the recipe collection!

Weekend breakfast and brunch after a lazy long lie-in, or for treating your loved one!

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

What would your perfect weekend breakfast or brunch dish be? This week Pennie Latin searches through the Kitchen Café recipe archives in search of ideas so delicious you'll actually want to get out of bed for them! So Neil Forbes conjures up a creamy, indulgent mushrooms on toast; Kirsten Gilmour makes New Zealand style savoury muffins and Andy Cumming goes for what he thinks is the ultimate cure for the night before - kedgeree - plus we've got a recipe for smoked salmon omelette perfection from Lara Bross.

Go on, treat yourself, join us for breakfast and brunch on this week's dive into the recipe collection!

Weekend breakfast and brunch after a lazy long lie-in, or for treating your loved one!

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Retro Food and Sherry20160721
Retro Food and Sherry20160721Clare English goes back to the future to find out why sherry is making a comeback.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Retro Food and Sherry2016072120160724 (RS)Clare English goes back to the future to find out why sherry is making a comeback.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Rum and Roast Dinners20160922Clare English celebrates roast dinners with food writer Christopher Trotter.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Rum and Roast Dinners2016092220160925 (RS)Clare English celebrates roast dinners with food writer Christopher Trotter.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Saving cash in the kitchen!2020021320200216 (RS)Do you want to save £440 per year? We can help you to be more cash savvy in the kitchen! Ylva Haglund from Zero Waste Scotland is on hand with lots of simple money saving tips.

Radio Scotland's 'Clever about Cash' presenter Kim McAllister is set the 'yellow sticker challenge' to hunt out bargains in the local supermarket.

As Valentines Day is on the horizon, Jenny MacPherson and Scotland's very own spice girl, Ghillie Basan explores what it means to cook with love as they create a delicious meatball tagine and discover why cooking with love can enhance your eating experience.

Do you want to save \u00a3440 per year? We can help you to be more cash savvy in the kitchen!

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Saving Cash In The Kitchen!2020021320200216 (RS)Do you want to save £440 per year? We can help you to be more cash savvy in the kitchen! Ylva Haglund from Zero Waste Scotland is on hand with lots of simple money saving tips.

Radio Scotland's 'Clever about Cash' presenter Kim McAllister is set the 'yellow sticker challenge' to hunt out bargains in the local supermarket.

As Valentines Day is on the horizon, Jenny MacPherson and Scotland's very own spice girl, Ghillie Basan explores what it means to cook with love as they create a delicious meatball tagine and discover why cooking with love can enhance your eating experience.

Do you want to save \u00a3440 per year? We can help you to be more cash savvy in the kitchen!

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Welcome to the Kitchen Café - the perfect place to head for all your weekly food news, reviews and interviews. Every week Jenny MacPherson is joined by top chefs and food experts with loads of great ideas on how to get the best out of Scotland's natural larder. Packed with food hacks and inspirational tips and tricks, let us help take the chore out of cooking and make food feel fun and fresh again!

Food Food Food! Celebrating Scotland's fantastic food scene with weekly recipes and news.

Saving Time, Money And Energy2018010420180107 (RS)Flora Shedden, Neil Forbes, Sumayya Usmani, Ghillie Basan and Simon Preston - meet BBC Radio Scotland's Kitchen Café team of experts!

Bake Off's Flora Shedden, award winning chef Neil Forbes and acclaimed cookery writer Sumayya Usmani join forces with international spice expert Ghillie Basan and food innovator Simon Preston in this weekly celebration of Scotland's fabulous seasonal larder.

As well as helping you cook up a storm in your own kitchen with sparkling ideas and recipes, it's a series about the stories behind those ingredients - who's producing what, where and how in Scotland. Each week The Kitchen Cafe team delves into a range of topical and seasonal subjects. Alongside great recipe suggestions we'll be exploring food history and trends in food and nutrition as well as recognising - but most of all enjoying - the essential role food plays in all aspects of contemporary Scottish life.

From cooking with the kids to feeding the family, treating yourself to a meal out to entertaining friends or creating a romantic dinner for two, we want to help you get the best out of your kitchen and the best out of the amazing range of produce Scotland has to offer.

BBC Radio Scotland's The Kitchen Cafe...making radio taste better than ever!

Flora Shedden, Neil Forbes and Sumayya Usmani celebrate Scotland's sensational larder.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Flora Shedden, Neil Forbes, Sumayya Usmani, Ghillie Basan and Simon Preston - meet BBC Radio Scotland's Kitchen Café team of experts!

Bake Off's Flora Shedden, award winning chef Neil Forbes and acclaimed cookery writer Sumayya Usmani join forces with international spice expert Ghillie Basan and food innovator Simon Preston in this weekly celebration of Scotland's fabulous seasonal larder.

As well as helping you cook up a storm in your own kitchen with sparkling ideas and recipes, it's a series about the stories behind those ingredients - who's producing what, where and how in Scotland. Each week The Kitchen Cafe team delves into a range of topical and seasonal subjects. Alongside great recipe suggestions we'll be exploring food history and trends in food and nutrition as well as recognising - but most of all enjoying - the essential role food plays in all aspects of contemporary Scottish life.

From cooking with the kids to feeding the family, treating yourself to a meal out to entertaining friends or creating a romantic dinner for two, we want to help you get the best out of your kitchen and the best out of the amazing range of produce Scotland has to offer.

BBC Radio Scotland's The Kitchen Cafe...making radio taste better than ever!

Flora Shedden, Neil Forbes and Sumayya Usmani celebrate Scotland's sensational larder.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Scotland Food and Drink Fortnight20170914Flora Shedden and Neil Forbes celebrate Scotland's Food and Drink Fortnight.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Scotland Food and Drink Fortnight2017091420170917 (RS)Flora Shedden and Neil Forbes celebrate Scotland's Food and Drink Fortnight.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Scotland's National Chef2018052420180527 (RS)Gary Maclean joins Simon Preston and a class of budding future chefs from Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School in Glasgow to cook up a vegetable risotto for lunch. Gary talks about his role as Scotland's first National Chef and what he hopes he can achieve for Scotland as a food nation. He'll also be talking about the Food for Thought project and how its bringing business and schools together to change how we think about our food.

Meanwhile pupils from another Glasgow school, Garnetbank, are busy taking their new cookery skills to the next level but turning cookery classes into their own Youtube films.

Scotland's National Chef Gary Maclean joins Simon Preston to explore cooking with kids.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Gary Maclean joins Simon Preston and a class of budding future chefs from Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School in Glasgow to cook up a vegetable risotto for lunch. Gary talks about his role as Scotland's first National Chef and what he hopes he can achieve for Scotland as a food nation. He'll also be talking about the Food for Thought project and how its bringing business and schools together to change how we think about our food.

Meanwhile pupils from another Glasgow school, Garnetbank, are busy taking their new cookery skills to the next level but turning cookery classes into their own Youtube films.

Scotland's National Chef Gary Maclean joins Simon Preston to explore cooking with kids.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Sensational Salads20170706Sensational salads for the summer.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Sensational Salads2017070620170709 (RS)Sensational salads for the summer.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Smoke, Fire And Meat - Bbq Special20180712Chef Peggy Brunache and food innovator Simon Preston fire up the barbecue and their imaginations as they attempt to recreate the tastes of a US style Barbecue pit using just a domestic oven and a £20 BBQ.

We hear from the Yorkshire couple who have fallen so far in love with the smokey flavours of US style outdoor eating they've imported a smoker and started up a BBQ Pit in Auldgirth in Dumfries.

Does Barbecue always mean beer? Not necessarily - Simon finds the red wines that can cope with even the smokiest flavours.

Peggy tells us about the history and regional variations in US barbecue culture. Why there is no such thing as "barbecue sauce" - we find out about three totally different authentic taste sensations that will enliven even the most wretched hunk of charred meat.

In a nod to our unpredictable weather we find out how to always be barbecue ready in just one hour.

Simon Preston at the culinary coalface trying to create authentic US-style BBQ.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Smoke, Fire And Meat - Bbq Special2018071220180715 (RS)Chef Peggy Brunache and food innovator Simon Preston fire up the barbecue and their imaginations as they attempt to recreate the tastes of a US style Barbecue pit using just a domestic oven and a £20 BBQ.

We hear from the Yorkshire couple who have fallen so far in love with the smokey flavours of US style outdoor eating they've imported a smoker and started up a BBQ Pit in Auldgirth in Dumfries.

Does Barbecue always mean beer? Not necessarily - Simon finds the red wines that can cope with even the smokiest flavours.

Peggy tells us about the history and regional variations in US barbecue culture. Why there is no such thing as "barbecue sauce" - we find out about three totally different authentic taste sensations that will enliven even the most wretched hunk of charred meat.

In a nod to our unpredictable weather we find out how to always be barbecue ready in just one hour.

Simon Preston at the culinary coalface trying to create authentic US-style BBQ.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Snails and Oysters20171019Neil Forbes and Ghillie Basan take us out of our comfort zone with oysters and snails.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Snails and Oysters2017101920171022 (RS)Neil Forbes and Ghillie Basan take us out of our comfort zone with oysters and snails.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Soup and using up the leftovers20191121

Ghillie Basan shows us some inspiring ways in which we can use up our leftovers in a pot of soup and Fife food ambassador Christopher Trotter is on hand to give us some expert advice on how to create the perfect stock. Also, Christopher Mullin tells Andrew Thomson about his one man mission to revive the ancient tradition of making mead in Scotland.

Ghillie Basan shows us ways in which we can use up our leftovers in a pot of soup.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Soup and using up the leftovers2019112120191124 (RS)

Ghillie Basan shows us some inspiring ways in which we can use up our leftovers in a pot of soup and Fife food ambassador Christopher Trotter is on hand to give us some expert advice on how to create the perfect stock. Also, Christopher Mullin tells Andrew Thomson about his one man mission to revive the ancient tradition of making mead in Scotland.

Ghillie Basan shows us ways in which we can use up our leftovers in a pot of soup.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Soup And Using Up The Leftovers2019112120191124 (RS)Ghillie Basan shows us some inspiring ways in which we can use up our leftovers in a pot of soup and Fife food ambassador Christopher Trotter is on hand to give us some expert advice on how to create the perfect stock. Also, Christopher Mullin tells Andrew Thomson about his one man mission to revive the ancient tradition of making mead in Scotland.

Ghillie Basan shows us ways in which we can use up our leftovers in a pot of soup.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Sourdough Pizza and Drip Cakes20190418

Jenny Macpherson visits Tim Allan, owner of the Cheese N Tomatin pizzeria in Inverness, to get a masterclass in making sourdough pizza base.

Jeni Hardie from Bad Girl Bakery demonstrates how to make the glaze for drip cakes. She's a passionate baker but just how will Jenny's wobbly hand fare?!..

In this week’s food hacks, chef Neil Forbes offers advice on perfecting the art of roasting a joint and what to do with vanilla pods.

Dr Rupy Aujla talks about the food and recipes in his new book The Doctor’s Kitchen and explains how “culinary medicine” can help us live more healthily and use food to beat illness.

Forget Baked Alaska from the 1970s – Tim Allen describes the idea behind his ice-cream calzone…

Tips and tricks for making sourdough pizza base and how to glaze drip cakes.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Sourdough Pizza and Drip Cakes2019041820190421 (RS)

Jenny Macpherson visits Tim Allan, owner of the Cheese N Tomatin pizzeria in Inverness, to get a masterclass in making sourdough pizza base.

Jeni Hardie from Bad Girl Bakery demonstrates how to make the glaze for drip cakes. She's a passionate baker but just how will Jenny's wobbly hand fare?!..

In this week’s food hacks, chef Neil Forbes offers advice on perfecting the art of roasting a joint and what to do with vanilla pods.

Dr Rupy Aujla talks about the food and recipes in his new book The Doctor’s Kitchen and explains how “culinary medicine” can help us live more healthily and use food to beat illness.

Forget Baked Alaska from the 1970s – Tim Allen describes the idea behind his ice-cream calzone…

Tips and tricks for making sourdough pizza base and how to glaze drip cakes.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Sourdough Pizza and Drip Cakes2019041820200209 (RS)Jenny Macpherson visits Tim Allan, owner of the Cheese N Tomatin pizzeria in Inverness, to get a masterclass in making sourdough pizza base.

Jeni Hardie from Bad Girl Bakery demonstrates how to make the glaze for drip cakes. She's a passionate baker but just how will Jenny's wobbly hand fare?!..

In this week’s food hacks, chef Neil Forbes offers advice on perfecting the art of roasting a joint and what to do with vanilla pods.

Dr Rupy Aujla talks about the food and recipes in his new book The Doctor’s Kitchen and explains how “culinary medicine ? can help us live more healthily and use food to beat illness.

Forget Baked Alaska from the 1970s – Tim Allen describes the idea behind his ice-cream calzone…

Tips and tricks for making sourdough pizza base and how to glaze drip cakes.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Sourdough Pizza And Drip Cakes2019041820200209 (RS)Jenny Macpherson visits Tim Allan, owner of the Cheese N Tomatin pizzeria in Inverness, to get a masterclass in making sourdough pizza base.

Jeni Hardie from Bad Girl Bakery demonstrates how to make the glaze for drip cakes. She's a passionate baker but just how will Jenny's wobbly hand fare?!..

In this week’s food hacks, chef Neil Forbes offers advice on perfecting the art of roasting a joint and what to do with vanilla pods.

Dr Rupy Aujla talks about the food and recipes in his new book The Doctor’s Kitchen and explains how “culinary medicine” can help us live more healthily and use food to beat illness.

Forget Baked Alaska from the 1970s – Tim Allen describes the idea behind his ice-cream calzone…

Tips and tricks for making sourdough pizza base and how to glaze drip cakes.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Spice up your Boxing Day!20191226

If your palate is in need of a bit of a lift after all the festive indulgence then cook and food writer Ghillie Basan is on hand to spice up your Boxing Day dinner with a delicious gado gado, guaranteed to get your taste buds going!

Chef Julie Lin lets us sample some of her mouth-watering Malaysian mee hoon goreng and explains why she chose it as her Boxing Day dish...

Jenny MacPherson hears about how other cultures from around the world celebrate food throughout the festive period here in Scotland.

Spicing up your Boxing Day dinner with a delicious gado gado!

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Spice up your Boxing Day!2019122620191229 (RS)

If your palate is in need of a bit of a lift after all the festive indulgence then cook and food writer Ghillie Basan is on hand to spice up your Boxing Day dinner with a delicious gado gado, guaranteed to get your taste buds going!

Chef Julie Lin lets us sample some of her mouth-watering Malaysian mee hoon goreng and explains why she chose it as her Boxing Day dish...

Jenny MacPherson hears about how other cultures from around the world celebrate food throughout the festive period here in Scotland.

Spicing up your Boxing Day dinner with a delicious gado gado!

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Spice Up Your Boxing Day!2019122620191229 (RS)Ghillie Basan brings a little spice to your Boxing Day dinner.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

If your palate is in need of a bit of a lift after all the festive indulgence then cook and food writer Ghillie Basan is on hand to spice up your Boxing Day dinner with a delicious gado gado, guaranteed to get your taste buds going!

Chef Julie Lin lets us sample some of her mouth-watering Malaysian mee hoon goreng and explains why she chose it as her Boxing Day dish...

Jenny MacPherson hears about how other cultures from around the world celebrate food throughout the festive period here in Scotland.

Spicing up your Boxing Day dinner with a delicious gado gado!

Spring20170413Chef Andy Cumming cooks up fresh Scottish sea trout.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Spring2017041320170416 (RS)Chef Andy Cumming cooks up fresh Scottish sea trout.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Spring Tart, Malawian Coffee and Elgin's Mr T!2018041920180422 (RS)Flora Shedden puts a major zing into her Spring baking with a tart bursting with seasonal freshness. So if you want to find out how to make a tart which packs in the flavour with peas, caramelised shallots, spring onions, mint and Serrano ham then listen up!

Simon Preston's back on the road and this time he's stopping in Edinburgh Botanical Gardens for the story of how Malawi's coffee industry has its roots firmly planted in Scotland plus Ghillie Basan heads for Elgin to meet Mr T - the male Home Economics teacher who's persuading his pupils that its cool to be good at cooking.

Listen, learn, bake, eat and enjoy a packed Kitchen Café this week!

Flora Shedden puts a zing into Spring with a sensational tart packed with minty freshness!

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Flora Shedden puts a major zing into her Spring baking with a tart bursting with seasonal freshness. So if you want to find out how to make a tart which packs in the flavour with peas, caramelised shallots, spring onions, mint and Serrano ham then listen up!

Simon Preston's back on the road and this time he's stopping in Edinburgh Botanical Gardens for the story of how Malawi's coffee industry has its roots firmly planted in Scotland plus Ghillie Basan heads for Elgin to meet Mr T - the male Home Economics teacher who's persuading his pupils that its cool to be good at cooking.

Listen, learn, bake, eat and enjoy a packed Kitchen Café this week!

Flora Shedden puts a zing into Spring with a sensational tart packed with minty freshness!

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Steak20180322Could you tell the difference between a ribeye or a rump? Or what about a sirloin from a fillet? This week steak loving Dads Douglas and Allan join Neil Forbes at the Chop House in Leith to find out the best ways to choose, prepare and cook the perfect steak. Also, Ghillie Basan visits Glen and Gilli Allingham at the Really Garlicky Company in Nairn to find out why Scotland's climate is perfect for growing garlic.

Neil Forbes finds out how well 'dads' Allan and Douglas know their steaks.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Steak2018032220180325 (RS)Could you tell the difference between a ribeye or a rump? Or what about a sirloin from a fillet? This week steak loving Dads Douglas and Allan join Neil Forbes at the Chop House in Leith to find out the best ways to choose, prepare and cook the perfect steak. Also, Ghillie Basan visits Glen and Gilli Allingham at the Really Garlicky Company in Nairn to find out why Scotland's climate is perfect for growing garlic.

Neil Forbes finds out how well 'dads' Allan and Douglas know their steaks.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Street Food2017033020170402 (RS)Ghillie Basan and Sumayya Usmani explore Edinburgh's street food scene.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Ghillie Basan and Sumayya Usmani explore Edinburgh's street food scene.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Street Food, Horsebox Trailer Coffee And Pairing Whisky And Food2019100320191006 (RS)The Kitchen Café is back – the perfect place to head for your weekly dose of foodie news, tips, inspiration and interviews!

This week Jenny MacPherson hears from Kyle Steel about the idea behind his street food social enterprise project Dockyard Social. Which cuisines and cultures can we expect to sample there and just how much is street food changing the way we eat here in Scotland?

Spice expert and author Ghillie Basan explains why whisky and spice go so well together, which types of food lend themselves to matching with whisky and how go about pairing different spice flavours – in food and whisky – in our own kitchens at home.

Coffee fan Vincent Davies shares the story behind his new venture – brewing fresh coffee from a converted horsebox in Poolewe, Wester Ross.

And Ghillie cooks an Indian coconut and mango porridge, a one-pot dish from her childhood … which goes perfectly with a wee dram!

Global street food, marrying whisky with spices in our food and coffee from a horsebox!

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

The Kitchen Café is back – the perfect place to head for your weekly dose of foodie news, tips, inspiration and interviews!

This week Jenny MacPherson hears from Kyle Steel about the idea behind his street food social enterprise project Dockyard Social. Which cuisines and cultures can we expect to sample there and just how much is street food changing the way we eat here in Scotland?

Spice expert and author Ghillie Basan explains why whisky and spice go so well together, which types of food lend themselves to matching with whisky and how go about pairing different spice flavours – in food and whisky – in our own kitchens at home.

Coffee fan Vincent Davies shares the story behind his new venture – brewing fresh coffee from a converted horsebox in Poolewe, Wester Ross.

And Ghillie cooks an Indian coconut and mango porridge, a one-pot dish from her childhood … which goes perfectly with a wee dram!

Global street food, marrying whisky with spices in our food and coffee from a horsebox!

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

The Kitchen Café is back – the perfect place to head for your weekly dose of foodie news, tips, inspiration and interviews!

This week Jenny MacPherson hears from Kyle Steel about the idea behind his street food social enterprise project Dockyard Social. Which cuisines and cultures can we expect to sample there and just how much is street food changing the way we eat here in Scotland?

Spice expert and author Ghillie Basan explains why whisky and spice go so well together, which types of food lend themselves to matching with whisky and how go about pairing different spice flavours – in food and whisky – in our own kitchens at home.

Coffee fan Vincent Davies shares the story behind his new venture – brewing fresh coffee from a converted horsebox in Poolewe, Wester Ross.

And Ghillie cooks an Indian coconut and mango porridge, a one-pot dish from her childhood … which goes perfectly with a wee dram!

Global street food, marrying whisky with spices in our food and coffee from a horsebox!

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Summer Chocolate, Rose Wine And Oil Tasting!2018062820180701 (RS)Flora Shedden goes in search of summer flavours to put into chocolate with chocolatier Charlotte Flower; Simon Preston is learning to love Rose wines with a selection of deliciously different wines to look out for over the summer months plus Pennie Latin has a few lessons in how to taste olive oil from oil sommelier Wilma Grinsven - if you thought all oils were created pretty much equally, you're in for a surprise!

Flora Shedden goes in search of summer with chocolate, salad and a re-think on Rose wine!

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Flora Shedden goes in search of summer flavours to put into chocolate with chocolatier Charlotte Flower; Simon Preston is learning to love Rose wines with a selection of deliciously different wines to look out for over the summer months plus Pennie Latin has a few lessons in how to taste olive oil from oil sommelier Wilma Grinsven - if you thought all oils were created pretty much equally, you're in for a surprise!

Flora Shedden goes in search of summer with chocolate, salad and a re-think on Rose wine!

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Super Soups & A Culinary Hug From Nigel Slater2019110720191110 (RS)

Join Jenny MacPherson and the team for more great foodie ideas, stories and inspirational tips.

This week Nigel Slater shares his passion for autumn and winter cooking with a whole bunch of fresh, inspiring recipe ideas. He explains how the plant-based recipes in his new GreenFeast book are comforting, satisfying and certainly not puritanical! Oh, and some pudding-for-breakfast confessions like: “I have been known to open the fridge at 7 o’clock in the morning and glory, there’s yesterday’s trifle…!”

With the clocks changing and winter fast approaching, we’ve declared November to be Soup Month on The Kitchen Café! Chef Neil Forbes shows us how to make a simple but delicious lightly spiced parsnip soup.

Meryl Gilbert from Glasgow’s SWG3 talks about their fresh approach to eating out. The dining space at the Acid Bar is taken over by different chefs and cuisines every few months – like a pop-up restaurant but for longer than one night only! It mirrors the shared space in the rest of the building and allows for greater flexibility and creativity with the food … and a chance for us to broaden our horizons with what and how we eat.

Nigel Slater's passion for winter comfort food and launching soup month with a fab recipe!

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Join Jenny MacPherson and the team for more great foodie ideas, stories and inspirational tips.

This week Nigel Slater shares his passion for autumn and winter cooking with a whole bunch of fresh, inspiring recipe ideas. He explains how the plant-based recipes in his new GreenFeast book are comforting, satisfying and certainly not puritanical! Oh, and some pudding-for-breakfast confessions like: “I have been known to open the fridge at 7 o’clock in the morning and glory, there’s yesterday’s trifle…!”

With the clocks changing and winter fast approaching, we’ve declared November to be Soup Month on The Kitchen Café! Chef Neil Forbes shows us how to make a simple but delicious lightly spiced parsnip soup.

Meryl Gilbert from Glasgow’s SWG3 talks about their fresh approach to eating out. The dining space at the Acid Bar is taken over by different chefs and cuisines every few months – like a pop-up restaurant but for longer than one night only! It mirrors the shared space in the rest of the building and allows for greater flexibility and creativity with the food … and a chance for us to broaden our horizons with what and how we eat.

Nigel Slater's passion for winter comfort food and launching soup month with a fab recipe!

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Super Soups And A Culinary Hug From Nigel Slater2019110720191110 (RS)Join Jenny MacPherson and the team for more great foodie ideas, stories and inspirational tips.

This week Nigel Slater shares his passion for autumn and winter cooking with a whole bunch of fresh, inspiring recipe ideas. He explains how the plant-based recipes in his new GreenFeast book are comforting, satisfying and certainly not puritanical! Oh, and some pudding-for-breakfast confessions like: “I have been known to open the fridge at 7 o’clock in the morning and glory, there’s yesterday’s trifle…!”

With the clocks changing and winter fast approaching, we’ve declared November to be Soup Month on The Kitchen Café! Chef Neil Forbes shows us how to make a simple but delicious lightly spiced parsnip soup.

Meryl Gilbert from Glasgow’s SWG3 talks about their fresh approach to eating out. The dining space at the Acid Bar is taken over by different chefs and cuisines every few months – like a pop-up restaurant but for longer than one night only! It mirrors the shared space in the rest of the building and allows for greater flexibility and creativity with the food … and a chance for us to broaden our horizons with what and how we eat.

Nigel Slater's passion for winter comfort food and launching soup month with a fab recipe!

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Welcome to the Kitchen Café - the perfect place to head for all your weekly food news, reviews and interviews. Every week Jenny MacPherson is joined by top chefs and food experts with loads of great ideas on how to get the best out of Scotland's natural larder. Packed with food hacks and inspirational tips and tricks, let us help take the chore out of cooking and make food feel fun and fresh again!

Food Food Food! Celebrating Scotland's fantastic food scene with weekly recipes and news.

Supertasters2018053120180603 (RS)As this week's Kitchen Café is all about taste, Simon Preston visits the Scottish Centre for Food Development and Innovation at Queen Margaret University to find out about food tasting and testing. In a nutshell who decides what food appears on our supermarket shelves and whether we're likely to like it. Also, we'll be telling you all about a really simple test you can do at home to see if you're one of Scotland's elite supertasters.
When it comes to marrying sweet, sour, bitter, salty or umami, Thai food has it all. So Ghillie Basan and her daughter Yazzie are set to make your mouth water with one of their favourite Thai dishes...

Simon Preston finds out how good his taste buds are when he forms part of a tasting panel.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

As this week's Kitchen Café is all about taste, Simon Preston visits the Scottish Centre for Food Development and Innovation at Queen Margaret University to find out about food tasting and testing. In a nutshell who decides what food appears on our supermarket shelves and whether we're likely to like it. Also, we'll be telling you all about a really simple test you can do at home to see if you're one of Scotland's elite supertasters.
When it comes to marrying sweet, sour, bitter, salty or umami, Thai food has it all. So Ghillie Basan and her daughter Yazzie are set to make your mouth water with one of their favourite Thai dishes...

Simon Preston finds out how good his taste buds are when he forms part of a tasting panel.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Teaching and Tofu20170302Flora Shedden, Neil Forbes and Sumayya Usmani share recipes and cooking tips.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Teaching and Tofu2017030220170305 (RS)Flora Shedden, Neil Forbes and Sumayya Usmani share recipes and cooking tips.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

The Cycling Chef and Cooking Goat20190404

Goat is apparently one of the food trends of 2019 but would you try it? Jenny Graham is well and truly out of her comfort zone as Jamaican chef Glenroy Glaze makes some traditional curried goat in studio and explains the best ways of cooking goat meat.

Phil Sime goes to Morayshire to visit Adam Wright from Scottish Goat Meat and finds out how much we’re going for goat here in Scotland.

The Cycling Chef Alan Murchison combines his experience of Michelin-starred cooking, his work with champion athletes and his no-nonsense approach to food into a recipe book for both performance and pleasure. Jenny finds out more about the type of dishes she could be cooking while she’s training and the shortcuts we can all take in the kitchen to get more out of our food.

Karen Miller meets husband and wife duo Anne-Marie and Jamie Ross to find out the story behind their eco-inspired, mobile fish van which takes “posh” fish ‘n’ chips around the Highlands…

In this week’s food hacks, chef Neil Forbes offers advice on perfecting your roast chicken and how to deal with unripe fruit.

Cooking goat meat, food advice from the cycling chef and fish 'n' chips on the move.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

The Cycling Chef and Cooking Goat2019040420190407 (RS)

Goat is apparently one of the food trends of 2019 but would you try it? Jenny Graham is well and truly out of her comfort zone as Jamaican chef Glenroy Glaze makes some traditional curried goat in studio and explains the best ways of cooking goat meat.

Phil Sime goes to Morayshire to visit Adam Wright from Scottish Goat Meat and finds out how much we’re going for goat here in Scotland.

The Cycling Chef Alan Murchison combines his experience of Michelin-starred cooking, his work with champion athletes and his no-nonsense approach to food into a recipe book for both performance and pleasure. Jenny finds out more about the type of dishes she could be cooking while she’s training and the shortcuts we can all take in the kitchen to get more out of our food.

Karen Miller meets husband and wife duo Anne-Marie and Jamie Ross to find out the story behind their eco-inspired, mobile fish van which takes “posh” fish ‘n’ chips around the Highlands…

In this week’s food hacks, chef Neil Forbes offers advice on perfecting your roast chicken and how to deal with unripe fruit.

Cooking goat meat, food advice from the cycling chef and fish 'n' chips on the move.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

The Three Rs For Reducing Plastic In Our Kitchens20191017

The Kitchen Café is back – the perfect place to head for your weekly dose of foodie news, tips, inspiration and interviews!

An awareness of plastic pollution is a hot topic right now but what can we do if we want to reduce our own usage of it? Kelly Wright from the Refillary explains to Jenny Macpherson the simple ways we can all use less plastic when we're out shopping and in our kitchens.

Simon Preston meets passionate baker and author James Morton to hear about his love of sourdough. The chaps then visit one of James's favourite bakeries - Cottonrake - to find out more about this long-forgotten but now fashionable bread.

Jenny visits the recently-opened cafe Utopia and hears from owner Kevin Paterson about why having a cafe right in the heart of the community is so important to him. Kevin then demonstrates how to make a quick but delicious charred tomatoes on sourdough dish.

Tips on reducing plastics in our kitchens, a passion for sourdough and community cafes.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

The Three Rs For Reducing Plastic In Our Kitchens2019101720191020 (RS)

The Kitchen Café is back – the perfect place to head for your weekly dose of foodie news, tips, inspiration and interviews!

An awareness of plastic pollution is a hot topic right now but what can we do if we want to reduce our own usage of it? Kelly Wright from the Refillary explains to Jenny Macpherson the simple ways we can all use less plastic when we're out shopping and in our kitchens.

Simon Preston meets passionate baker and author James Morton to hear about his love of sourdough. The chaps then visit one of James's favourite bakeries - Cottonrake - to find out more about this long-forgotten but now fashionable bread.

Jenny visits the recently-opened cafe Utopia and hears from owner Kevin Paterson about why having a cafe right in the heart of the community is so important to him. Kevin then demonstrates how to make a quick but delicious charred tomatoes on sourdough dish.

Tips on reducing plastics in our kitchens, a passion for sourdough and community cafes.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

The Three Rs For Reducing Plastic In Our Kitchens2019101720191020 (RS)The Kitchen Café is back – the perfect place to head for your weekly dose of foodie news, tips, inspiration and interviews!

An awareness of plastic pollution is a hot topic right now but what can we do if we want to reduce our own usage of it? Kelly Wright from the Refillary explains to Jenny Macpherson the simple ways we can all use less plastic when we're out shopping and in our kitchens.

Simon Preston meets passionate baker and author James Morton to hear about his love of sourdough. The chaps then visit one of James's favourite bakeries - Cottonrake - to find out more about this long-forgotten but now fashionable bread.

Jenny visits the recently-opened cafe Utopia and hears from owner Kevin Paterson about why having a cafe right in the heart of the community is so important to him. Kevin then demonstrates how to make a quick but delicious charred tomatoes on sourdough dish.

Tips on reducing plastics in our kitchens, a passion for sourdough and community cafes.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

The Three Rs For Reducing Plastic In Our Kitchens2019101720200412 (RS)The Kitchen Café is back – the perfect place to head for your weekly dose of foodie news, tips, inspiration and interviews!

An awareness of plastic pollution is a hot topic right now but what can we do if we want to reduce our own usage of it? Kelly Wright from the Refillary explains to Jenny Macpherson the simple ways we can all use less plastic when we're out shopping and in our kitchens.

Simon Preston meets passionate baker and author James Morton to hear about his love of sourdough. The chaps then visit one of James's favourite bakeries - Cottonrake - to find out more about this long-forgotten but now fashionable bread.

Jenny visits the recently-opened cafe Utopia and hears from owner Kevin Paterson about why having a cafe right in the heart of the community is so important to him. Kevin then demonstrates how to make a quick but delicious charred tomatoes on sourdough dish.

Tips on reducing plastics in our kitchens, a passion for sourdough and community cafes.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

The Ultimate Sandwich!2020020620200209 (RS)Does the sandwich you brought to work today feel like something really special? If not, on the Kitchen Café this week we’ll be finding out what makes the ultimate sandwich and we’ll be giving you some ideas of how you can make your own gourmet sandwich on the cheap. Selecting the right bread is essential so David Hoyle from the Findhorn Bakery will be talking about the various grains he uses and how that changes the flavour and texture of the bread.

Are you looking for food that will give you a bit of a hug this week? Chef Alfie Little from River House restaurant in Inverness will be cooking up a mouth-watering Haddock Welsh Rarebit served on a bed of crushed potato and samphire.

Jenny MacPherson finds out what makes the ultimate sandwich!

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Tomatoes20170518Flora Shedden and Sumayya Usmani celebrate British Tomato Week.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Tomatoes2017051820170521 (RS)Flora Shedden and Sumayya Usmani celebrate British Tomato Week.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Try Something New2018011120180114 (RS)How many of us are stuck in a rut when it comes to cooking? Be it the ingredients we buy or the dishes we serve up for tea it is so easy to get stuck on a treadmill churning out the same food week after week. In the spirit of New Year, Neil Forbes and Sumayya Usmani are joined by Chef Andy Cumming to encourage us to try something new in the kitchen. Andy tries his hand at baking with polenta, while Sumayya helps Neil to overcome his fear of cooking with spices. Plus Ghillie Basan teaches Simon Preston a new dish for his repertoire.

Neil Forbes, Sumayya Usmani and chef Andy Cumming encourage us to try something new.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

How many of us are stuck in a rut when it comes to cooking? Be it the ingredients we buy or the dishes we serve up for tea it is so easy to get stuck on a treadmill churning out the same food week after week. In the spirit of New Year, Neil Forbes and Sumayya Usmani are joined by Chef Andy Cumming to encourage us to try something new in the kitchen. Andy tries his hand at baking with polenta, while Sumayya helps Neil to overcome his fear of cooking with spices. Plus Ghillie Basan teaches Simon Preston a new dish for his repertoire.

Neil Forbes, Sumayya Usmani and chef Andy Cumming encourage us to try something new.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Try Something New2020010920200112 (RS)Left over chicken on a Monday, mince and tatties on a Tuesday, macaroni on a Wednesday and baked potato on a Thursday… Does this sound familiar? Chef Andy Cumming and food writer Sumayya Usmani join Jenny MacPherson to make dull dinners a thing of the past as they provide inspiration to shake up your weekly menu.

Also, if we shop in the same places and buy the same ingredients then it’s likely we’ll cook the same things so Simon Preston visits an international supermarket in an attempt to jazz up his shopping basket. And to get your taste buds going, Chef Neil Forbes cooks us up a quick and delicious beef shallot recipe.

Bored of the same old? Chef Andy Cumming and Sumayya Usmani shake up your weekly menu.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Welcome to the Kitchen Café - the perfect place to head for all your weekly food news, reviews and interviews. Every week Jenny MacPherson is joined by top chefs and food experts with loads of great ideas on how to get the best out of Scotland's natural larder. Packed with food hacks and inspirational tips and tricks, let us help take the chore out of cooking and make food feel fun and fresh again!

Food Food Food! Celebrating Scotland's fantastic food scene with weekly recipes and news.

Try something new2020010920200112 (RS)Left over chicken on a Monday, mince and tatties on a Tuesday, macaroni on a Wednesday and baked potato on a Thursday… Does this sound familiar? Chef Andy Cumming and food writer Sumayya Usmani join Jenny MacPherson to make dull dinners a thing of the past as they provide inspiration to shake up your weekly menu.

Also, if we shop in the same places and buy the same ingredients then it’s likely we’ll cook the same things so Simon Preston visits an international supermarket in an attempt to jazz up his shopping basket. And to get your taste buds going, Chef Neil Forbes cooks us up a quick and delicious beef shallot recipe.

Food Food Food! Celebrating Scotland's fantastic food scene with weekly recipes and news.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Bored of the same old? Chef Andy Cumming and Sumayya Usmani shake up your weekly menu.

Veg Box Lottery20170511The Kitchen Cafe team turn everyday vegetables into a three-course meal.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Veg Box Lottery2017051120170514 (RS)The Kitchen Cafe team turn everyday vegetables into a three-course meal.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Veganuary2018011820180121 (RS)Its 'Veganuary', and lots of people are trying a vegan diet this month. Neil Forbes and Sumayya Usmani are joined by Chef John Quigley to celebrate vegan cooking. Simon Preston meets the restauranteurs driving a growing vegan dining scene in Scotland, while Ghillie Basan explores the reasons why friends John and Gary have chosen to go vegan.

Neil Forbes and Sumayya Usmani celebrate vegan cooking with chef John Quigley.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Its 'Veganuary', and lots of people are trying a vegan diet this month. Neil Forbes and Sumayya Usmani are joined by Chef John Quigley to celebrate vegan cooking. Simon Preston meets the restauranteurs driving a growing vegan dining scene in Scotland, while Ghillie Basan explores the reasons why friends John and Gary have chosen to go vegan.

Neil Forbes and Sumayya Usmani celebrate vegan cooking with chef John Quigley.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Whisky for Beginners2018042620180429 (RS)Chef Neil Forbes is joined by whisky enthusiast Roy Duff to give us a beginner's guide in choosing the right whisky for your palate and Ghillie Basan takes a trip to the heart of whisky country where she caught up with Ann Miller to hear how Speyside has developed such a strong identity as a whisky producing region.

Enthusiast Roy Duff gives a beginner's guide in choosing the right whisky for you.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Chef Neil Forbes is joined by whisky enthusiast Roy Duff to give us a beginner's guide in choosing the right whisky for your palate and Ghillie Basan takes a trip to the heart of whisky country where she caught up with Ann Miller to hear how Speyside has developed such a strong identity as a whisky producing region.

Enthusiast Roy Duff gives a beginner's guide in choosing the right whisky for you.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Winter Vegetables20161110Antonio Carluccio talks to Clare English about his new book on vegetables.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Winter Vegetables2016111020161113 (RS)Antonio Carluccio talks to Clare English about his new book on vegetables.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Yotam Ottolenghi20171012Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh celebrate their new book Sweet with Ghillie Basan.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!

Yotam Ottolenghi2017101220171015 (RS)Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh celebrate their new book Sweet with Ghillie Basan.

Celebrate the joy of Scotland's larder with recipes, reviews, tips and delicious ideas!