A trio of north butchers proved they’re a cut above the rest after being crowned champions of the inaugural Scottish Butchers Wars, run by Scottish Craft Butchers and sponsored by Scotch Lamb PGI.
They serve a large slice of heritage at The Esslemont, and very tasty it is, too.
The Station Hotel in Rothes has a long and varied history, dating back as far as 1899.
Thousands of people are expected to flock to the north-east this weekend as a major food festival celebrates its 20th anniversary.
When the sun shines and the clouds part, nowhere on Earth comes close to matching the natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands.
The dates for the next Stonehaven Midsummer Beer Happening have been announced as June 28-30.
You know you are ageing when you find yourself reminiscing about the good old days. And when you start believing things were much better in the past, you know you are getting on a bit.
Some 19 years ago, Taste of Grampian started out as a small event designed to stimulate the local food and drink sector.
Aberdeen restaurant Rye and Soda has closed its doors for the final time.
Whisky is synonymous with New Year in Scotland, so there really is no better way to toast the year ahead than with a dram of your choosing.
While it’s whisky that everyone associates with Scotland, another amber liquid, beer, has also been popular for a long time.
I fell in love with Findhorn Bay in Moray on my very first visit many years ago.
If you are in Oban and fancy a slightly different vibe, why not take a trip across the bay to the restaurant at Kerrera’s marina for a nautical feel.
Budding cooks have been invited to enter a competition to crown the world’s tastiest tattie scone maker.
For me, steakhouses can be a hit-or-miss affair.
For years, each time I’ve driven along the A9 past Pitlochry, the sight of the grand Atholl Palace Hotel standing high above the town has made me utter the following sentence:
A shortbread competition will join the range of events on offer at a north-east town's annual food festival this weekend.
If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to nose wine, identify different flavours in beer or be able to impress your friends by showing off a knowledge of Scottish gins, then Taste of Grampian is the place you want to be.
National barbecue week starts on Monday, May 28, but budding grill chefs are no longer confined to just one week a year – having a barbecue has become a popular way to cook any time the sun comes out.
Forget visiting the nearest chippy – Michelin-star chef Michael Smith reveals how to make the perfect battered fish at home
Certain smells trigger special memories.
By the time the end of January swings into view, many of us can feel fed up eating warming but perhaps heavy, meat-based dishes. It’s also the month when Veganuary takes place, when people are encouraged to try going vegan.
A competition will be held to crown the world’s best buttery, amid concerns that traditional methods of making the delicacy are at risk of being forgotten.
While driving my young son to yet another children’s football festival in Banchory recently, I passed a sign for the Banchory Lodge Hotel and decided I’d treat the family to lunch there after we had negotiated the couple of hours of action at the King George V Park.
A Moray curry house has been crowned as the best in the north at an awards ceremony celebrating Indian cuisine.
Figment hasn’t even been open a year yet and already won Best of Aberdeen at the Scottish Cafe Awards.
Had I been driven there wearing a blindfold – stay with me on this one – when the blindfold was removed, I’d have thought I’d been magically transported to the Swiss Alps.
Revealed: The venue that has bagged the Inn of the Year accolade at this year’s Scottish Hotel Awards
A venue near Oban has been named Inn of the Year at the Scottish Hotel Awards.
I love Italian food, and like to think I can tell the difference between a good Italian meal (Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Lake Como – delizioso) and a bad one (Rome Ciampino Airport – disgustoso).
I really enjoy a good barbecue. Thanks to the recent weather there’s been a lot of people mentioning their love for barbecuing over the past few weeks and many are sharing their barbecue stories with me. I particularly enjoy the excitement that comes with a barbie and the garden smelling of charcoal. The flavour that a charcoal barbecue brings to the produce is hard to beat.
On a recent trip from the Highlands to Aberdeen, we decided to break up the journey with a spot of lunch in Nairn.
Regular customers may already have been in the know, but now Low’s Traditional Fish and Chip Shop in Westhill is officially the maker of Scotland’s finest fish supper.
A unique bottle of Macallan whisky has been predicted to set a new world record.