Michael Smith

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Recipes to pull in the crowds

September 7, 2015

The interest in home baking shows no sign of slowing down and while it’s fun to experiment, nothing beats having a great cake recipe to hand that you know comes out perfectly every time. That’s certainly the case for my brownie recipe featured here – I like to think of it as the definitive recipe as it’s absolutely fail-safe and is a delicious gooey and chocolatey treat. Once baked it can be served for elevenses or afternoon tea, but to make it totally irresistible, serve with good quality vanilla ice-cream and chocolate fudge sauce.

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A shore thing!

June 23, 2015

From edible vegetable soil to craft ice cream and digital dining, the culinary world has seen its fair share of interesting and intriguing new movements; but in 2015, Scotland is set to lead the next global trend with the re-emergence of an ancient and highly nutritional natural ingredient; Scottish seaweed.

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Scrumptious scallops

June 8, 2015

Here's two fabulous scallop dishes by Michelin-star chef Michael Smith, from the Three Chimneys on Skye This year has been designated Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink and offers a chance to promote Scotland’s natural larder and produce. With this in mind I’m singing the praises of one of my suppliers, David Oakes, who ranches amazing scallops in Sconser, Skye.

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Wonderful Scottish mackerel

May 4, 2015

Michelin star chef Michael Smith creates a simple but tasty mackerel dish and reveals the secret to making fantastic scones Mackerel is a wonderful fish that’s rich in essential oils, minerals and vitamins and is really good for your heart.

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A perfect time for lamb

February 9, 2015

Michelin-star chef Michael Smith creates a flavour-packed lamb dish, and a toffee apple dessert that will have the family calling out for more

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A different take on sprouts

January 5, 2015

Michelin star chef, Michael Smith, gets 2015 off to a superb start with a zingy salad and a partridge dish which will change the way you view brussels sprouts forever It’s the start of a new year and there’s a strong chance that firstly, you may have piles of brussels sprouts leftover from Christmas and secondly, you are keen to take a break from all the rich, heavy food you’ve been tucking into during the holidays.

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November 3, 2014

Michelin-star chef Michael Smith, from Skye’s Three Chimneys restaurant, showcases west-coast mussels and a show-stopping dessert with a Highland flavour