Dornoch Castle Hotel restaurant has been refurbished and now bears the name of head chef, Grant MacNicol.
Food and Drink
VIDEO: Michelin star chef Michael Smith demonstrates how to make a warming and delicious rhubarb fool
During the winter months, rhubarb crumble is the go-to pudding.
I had gone to Ullapool to pick up my husband from the Stornoway ferry.
It was a cold day outside which made the warmth of the smile that greeted us even more heartening.
Easter is three weeks away and I’m looking forward to tucking into a leg of lamb – it’s always been a favourite choice of mine for our Easter lunch.
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.
Since opening in Aberdeen last summer, The Spiritualist on Langstane Place has generated lots of interest with families and fans of good food.
An island whisky distillery has announced plans to install its own on-site malting operation as part of a multimillion-pound infrastructure investment - safeguarding 80 jobs.
I remember visiting Burghead as a kid and loving the mixture of beach, rockpools and busy harbour, and the way the houses seemed to huddle together for shelter in some of the narrower streets.
Tickets are now on sale for this year's Taste of Grampian extravaganza.
If you were to ask me to eat one food group for the rest of my life, it would have to be seafood.
When it comes to choosing quality meat, nothing gives Aberdeenshire farmer David Barron more satisfaction than buying his own beef at the local butcher.
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.