If you were to ask me to eat one food group for the rest of my life, it would have to be seafood.
Food and Drink
When it comes to choosing quality meat, nothing gives Aberdeenshire farmer David Barron more satisfaction than buying his own beef at the local butcher.
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.
While the rest of the country may be obsessed with the TV show Great British Bake Off, in Aberdeen, it is the annual CakeFest event that locals look forward to.
When we think of a meal-time treat, roast beef with all the trimmings, or a tender, juicy steak would be high on the list for many Scots.
Aviemore is a thriving wee town, and no wonder. It is the gateway to the magnificent Cairngorm mountains so is a draw for skiers and climbers. But even if you are no fan of outdoor sports, it still offers a lot for visitors.
No sooner has Christmas passed and it is birthday month in our house. None of us has ever dared attempt Dry January or count the calories, as every week there are celebratory meals out, copious amounts of birthday cake and of course a cheeky fizz!
Dougie Vipond admits that he sometimes wakes up and rubs his eyes in astonishment at how fortunate he has been throughout his diverse career.
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.
Airport hotels live in a peculiar world which revolves around flight timetables and guests arriving or leaving at speed and possibly without much expectation about the cuisine, such is the basic functionality of it all – a bed for the night and then off again on your travels.
The last time I was in the village of Strathpeffer it was with a friend from Austria.
It is easy for those of us who are passionate about whisky to become over enthusiastic when it comes to talking to others about drams.
Renowned Scottish chef Andrew Fairlie has died following his battle with a long-term illness.
They’ve been having a whale of a time in Fortrose recently.
Since its premiere on our screens almost eight years ago, fantasy drama series Game of Thrones has become a worldwide phenomenon.
Bakers in the north and north-east been declared among the best purveyors of savoury snacks in all of Scotland.
For me, steakhouses can be a hit-or-miss affair.
Mulligatawny soup is a Colonial dish, one that has its roots in the heat of India and adapted to suit British tastebuds.
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.
It’s a time to celebrate. And what better way to serve up a delicious treat than with succulent and oh-so-tasty Scotch Beef PGI?
Award-winning chef Michael Smith introduces a couple of surprisingly simple showstopper recipes that will dazzle your guests over the holidays
It’s fun to be able to pull together a couple of showstopping dishes that can be served at a celebration dinner, whether that’s a birthday, Christmas or New Year celebration.
Aberdeen restaurant Rye and Soda has closed its doors for the final time.
Isn’t it strange how you can sometimes get completely the wrong impression about a place.
Hospitality professionals of the future are being encouraged to find out more about the industry at a special information evening next week.
We all enjoy a good meal and with the festive season fast approaching we are all getting busier and have less time to make them ourselves.
This first-class restaurant in the heart of Aberdeen has a name that isn’t easy to pronounce and everyone seems to pronounce it differently. On its website it even spells out Chow-pry-a, named after the main river in Thailand, Chao Phrya.
A raft of north-east restaurants have been celebrating success after being named among the best in the country.
A colleague was coming up to Aberdeen from Dundee and suggested some food and cocktails after work. Never one to miss an opportunity for an evening out, I suggested a fairly new bar in town, The Spiritualist.
Its food and hospitality are no stranger to attracting major accolades - and now, The Three Chimneys on Skye has picked up even more praise after being named as one of five restaurants in the world worth travelling for by the Wall Street Journal.
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.
Michael Smith: How to turn an every day type of fish and Scottish strawberries into dishes of desire
Michelin-star chef Michael Smith, of the Loch Bay Restaurant in Skye.
Every weekend, I travel around the north-east of Scotland following the fortunes of my footballing son. Saturday morning is for school matches, and Sunday sees me cheering on his club team.