Two drinks industry bodies have joined forces to better protect “authentic” Scottish whiskies.
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Restaurants in Aberdeen are preparing to boost business and attract new customers next week during an initiative which aims to showcase the best cuisine the Granite City has to offer.
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.
It’s funny how the simple purchase of a new bed in the January sales can cause chaos in our house.
Being married to a Buckie quine, I have driven through Keith countless times on the road north from Aberdeen to see her family.
New figures out today show how north-east food and drink firms are helping to repair some of the economic carnage caused by the recent downturn in the oil and gas industry.
Nothing quite beats a home-made pie at this time of year.
The festive season may be over but chances are, your drinks cupboard may still be looking pretty healthy with lots of spirits and wines waiting to be enjoyed.
"Is everyone at the table OK with insects?”
To celebrate the new year, we asked our food critics to pick some of their favourite places they've had the pleasure of experiencing over the past 12 months.
After a snap general election, the beginning of Brexit and Bank of England interest rates rising for the first time in 10 years, the economy saw its share of surprises in 2017.
At Christmas, the nation munches its way through a staggering array of Quality Street and Cadbury’s Roses.
Gingerbread houses are a staple of the festive season, with our Instagram feeds (and indeed our bellies) full of beautifully-decorated spiced houses this time of year.
Sitting half way along a quiet country road between Beauly and Cannich, the Cnoc Hotel, just outside the tiny hamlet of Struy, doesn’t get a lot of passing trade.
It’s the eternal dilemma every time you pick up takeaway for dinner: do you quickly eat your food in the carpark? Or risk driving home to eat, hoping the whole way that your pizza/chips/noodles haven’t gone limp, soggy and cold in the carton?
Turriff, or as the locals would say, “Turra”, is an old market town famous for the “Turra Coo”, red sandstone buildings and the big agricultural show held in August.
From our world-renowned whisky to craft ales and home-distilled gins, it’s fair to say that Scotland should be top of your tipple list this Christmas.
Apart from different presenters and a slightly different format, there was one other big change to this year’s Great British Bake off – the advert breaks.
My daughter Daisy told me something recently I wasn’t expecting to hear ... she’s become a vegetarian.
The Cowshed in Banchory is celebrating its seventh year in business, and continues to go from strength to strength.
We pass by the White Horse Inn in Balmedie almost every weekend. The golden sands of Balmedie Beach is our cocker spaniel Olly’s favourite walk and he just loves chasing rabbits around the dunes – he never catches any, in case anyone is worried!
Taking in more than 500 miles of breathtaking scenery, the North Coast 500, a route dubbed Scotland’s answer to America’s Route 66, has been a runaway success.
Bienevenidos (welcome) to Topolabamba, the newest eatery to open on Union Street in Aberdeen.
It's just eight weeks to Christmas so you would be forgiven if you have already started to write your list for Santa and started perusing the menu for your work lunch.
Darkness falls across the land, the midnight hour is close at hand,
Our first child moved to Edinburgh a few years ago to attend university, and now our son has decided to follow in her footsteps and leave the family home and join her in our capital city.
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.
“What is prosecco?” is a question drinks writer Amy Zavatto (author of Architecture Of The Cocktail) used to get asked a lot.
I must have passed the sign for the Carnegie Lodge Hotel dozens of times over the years, and each time thought, I wonder what that place is like?
It was good news and bad news for an island’s top eateries when Michelin announced its coveted food award stars for 2018.
You can tell you are getting old when you start getting wedding invites as friends of the parents rather than friends of the bride or groom.
It’s a landmark building in Inverness.