Michelin-starred chef Tom Kitchin’s most recent opening is Southside Scran, a bistro in Bruntsfield, Edinburgh.
With Scotland proving to be a top destination for UK staycationers, Susan Welsh takes a closer look at some of the attractions on offer across the country likely to tempt curious tourists.
I really enjoy a good barbecue. Thanks to the recent weather there’s been a lot of people mentioning their love for barbecuing over the past few weeks and many are sharing their barbecue stories with me. I particularly enjoy the excitement that comes with a barbie and the garden smelling of charcoal. The flavour that a charcoal barbecue brings to the produce is hard to beat.
Recipes: Michelin star chef, Tom Kitchin, bridges the gap between winter and spring using leafy green vegetables
This time of year can make chefs a little impatient. We’re so close to spring that we can almost taste it, yet a chill – and sometimes snow lingers in the air, reminding us that winter is only just ending.
Michelin-star chef Tom Kitchin shows how to transform a mid-week meal into a culinary treat using local seafish.
Nothing quite beats a home-made pie at this time of year.
Any new season is, for me, an exciting time.
Here are two delicious game recipes from Michelin-star chef Tom Kitchin to try.
Strawberries are a real celebration of summer. For many people they conjure up memories of picnics, garden parties, afternoon teas and, of course, Wimbledon.
Spring is a great time to make the most of fresh, local herbs.
Asparagus is one ingredient I never get tired of cooking with.
The long Easter weekend is the perfect opportunity to gather friends and family, and linger over a long and relaxing meal.
Michelin star chef Tom Kitchin shows us how to create classic French pates and parfaits at home.
As a family, we always value our Sundays spent together and with Father's Day approaching, it's the perfect time to gather to enjoy a long, leisurely Sunday lunch or supper.
Michelin star chef Tom Kitchin says preparing shellfish is simpler than you might think and shares with YL readers some ideas for simple but showstopping dishes
At this time of year, wild garlic is at its very best and I'm using it in my cooking both at home and in my restaurant, The Kitchin. These wonderful, flavoursome herbs grow in abundance in spring. You can see them growing along river banks or in woodland, but you'll often smell them before you see them.
Michelin-starred Scottish chef Tom Kitchin donned his wellies to visit a Perthshire farm to learn more about beef production.
With lots of special occasions coming up, there are plenty of excuses to gather family and friends for a great Sunday feast. I always think lamb is a great option - this leg of lamb is delicious when married with those traditional flavour combinations of fresh rosemary and lots of fresh garlic.
It's been a pretty cold and harsh January, and February looks to be starting off in the same way. This time of year can mean lots of staying at home, enjoying nights in with friends and family and staying warm, comfortable and cosy. Whether you're planning some weekend evenings spent at home with friends, or you're perhaps planning a Valentine's dinner, these recipes are perfect - hearty and comforting, but also impressive and absolutely delicious.
One of the hardest things for me at this time of year is deciding which roast to enjoy on Christmas day.
The charity, Mary’s Meals, which provides life-changing meals to some of the world’s poorest children every school day, is calling on families to set one more place at the table this Christmas and get a little help from celebrity chef and Press and Journal food columnist, Tom Kitchin.
Michelin-star chef Tom Kitchin takes us through some classic recipes for the winter months Coming up with a new dish always gets my heart racing and I love nothing more than trying fresh flavour matches inspired by nature itself. But there are still some classic recipes that are pretty hard to beat. Particularly at this time of year, when comforting, warming dishes are the preference, and lots of wonderful meat, game, shellfish and vegetables come into season.
For me, every new season brings with it a new energy - new ingredients to work with and new dishes to try. Although we're leaving behind the light, bright dishes of summer, there's something really comforting in the best of autumn - rich, earthy root vegetables, flavoursome game and lamb and meaty fish to be prepared with warming sauces or stews.
In recent years the craft beer industry has really exploded, and there are some incredible Scottish craft ales being produced. It's no longer seen as simply a drink, but also something to be enjoyed with a good meal.
Michelin star chef, Tom Kitchin, sings the praises of one of nature’s finest ingredients, Scottish ceps Mushroom season is in full flow right now and over the last couple of weeks I’ve received deliveries of fresh from the ground mushrooms at my kitchen door, including golden girolles, popular wild velvet bolettes and large, meaty ceps.
Nothing quite beats a barbecue. There’s something about eating outside, straight from the grill that makes the food even more enjoyable.
Michelin-star chef Tom Kitchin recalls fond memories of berry picking and creates three wonderful dishes which showcase Scottish summer berries
Michelin-star chef Tom Kitchin creates recipes ideal for holiday entertaining
The clocks have gone forward, and although there’s still a chill in the air, the lighter, brighter evenings and green shoots appearing mean it’s starting to feel like spring is finally on its way. For me, that means a whole host of fresh, new, seasonal ingredients arriving at my kitchen door in every shade of green.
Michelin-star chef Tom Kitchin creates romantic recipes to share with someone special
Michelin-star chef Tom Kitchin shows you how to create the perfect Christmas dinner