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On cloud nine in New Pitsligo

July 30, 2014

If your daily commute takes you through the north-east countryside, you may be one of many people who travel through New Pitsligo without giving it a second thought.

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Glenmorangie’s most exclusive whisky

July 23, 2014

Glenmorangie has revealed its finest, and rarest, whisky creation to date, Pride 1978, which has enjoyed the longest extra-maturation period of any single malt produced by the distiller in its 171-year history.

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Perfect prawns

July 22, 2014

Prawns come by very many different names - langoustines, Norwegian lobsters, scampi, Dublin Bay prawns, and then there are squatties, squat lobsters, which are yet another variation on a prawn.

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Incredible spice man

July 21, 2014

Forget fancy terrines and delicate jus, if you want to impress chef Tony Singh, just heat up some baked beans and offer him some sparkling company While the Scottish chef, one half of BBC2's The Incredible Spice Men, has tucked into some of the finest food in the world, for him, fancy fodder is nothing without good people to enjoy it with.

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Miers masters the top notes

July 16, 2014

Cooking trends may have changed since Wahaca founder Thomasina Miers won MasterChef almost a decade ago, but her passion for Mexican food is as fiery as ever Catching recent instalments of MasterChef, Thomasina Miers finds herself marvelling at how things have changed since she won the BBC contest in 2005.

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All fired up in baku

July 9, 2014

Better known for its oil and gas industries, Baku is hardly the first choice for a city break. But with new hotel openings and flight routes, the destination is opening up to leisure tourism

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A little bit of Paris in Perth

July 8, 2014

A couple of years ago I was in Perth meeting business colleagues in a city centre hotel. Even before I checked in they told me we needed to go out to eat. There was nothing wrong with the fare on offer but the hotel was full of people from bus tours all wanting fed at the same time. My companions were looking for something quieter and perhaps a bit more adventurous.

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Trio of northern delights

July 2, 2014

There is a farmer in Sutherland who owns a little bit of paradise. I know, because we were standing on an idyllic beach, below a cliff on which his farmhouse sits, staring in awe across the Dornoch Firth.

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Jamie Oliver’s video stars

June 23, 2014

In an old warehouse in London’s trendy East End, there’s a secret army at work, cooking up a storm. Nile Street is Jamie Oliver HQ, from where the chef and his team of cooks mastermind his next move.