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Mountain Cafe Mulled Wine

Mountain Cafe Mulled Wine – it could be time to add extra brandy? Let’s face it, many of us will be gathering in whatever groups we are allowed to around fire pits and beneath makeshift gazebos this festive season. So we thought it would be a good time to share our favourite festive tipple with […]

Flavoured Butters

From The Seafood Shack – Food & Tales from Ullapool by Kirsty Scobie & Fenella Renwick Flavoured butters are really quick and easy and are something Kirsty & Fenella use all the time to boost flavour and jazz up their seafood. In the Shack they use them instead of plain butter in most of their […]

Soup is Simple

‘Soup is simple!’ says Fraser Reid. Well, he would know – he is the author behind one of our favourite and perenially popular titles, Seasonal Soups. Fraser runs Fraser’s Fruit & Veg in Dundee which focuses on supplying the most local produce that he can source. The aim, he says, is ‘to get produce harvested […]

How to Dissect a Crab

Do not be afraid of crabs! Once you have mastered the art of how to dissect a crab, then a world of amazing recipes from crab bisque to hot dressed crab to creamy crab linguine and beyond opens right up for you. So no need to worry if you can’t tell your dead man’s fingers […]

Sarah Savoy’s Fried Chicken

Here is Sarah Savoy’s recipe for Fried Chicken from her book The Savoy Kitchen – A Family History of Cajun Food. It’s a real American – and Cajun – classic. “There are many things I often just assume people know how to do because I grew up doing them, and I’m often surprised when people […]

Scottishstani Spiced Winter Squash and Tattie Scone Paratha

Recipe by Sumayya Usmani From Tomorrow’s Kitchen – A Graphic Novel Cookbook Sumayya says about this lovely recipe for Scottishstani Paratha: ‘This recipe I share with you now has to be the one that gives me the most comfort. As a child, I would wake up on a Sunday morning to be greeted by the […]

Cheesy Scallops

From The Seafood Shack – Food & Tales from Ullapool by Kirsty Scobie & Fenella Renwick Honestly, if you love scallops and you love cheese this is a must-do recipe! It is also a great crowd pleaser so perfect if you’ve got pals overfor dinner. Serves 4 Ingredients 16 scallops, shucked glug of vegetable oil […]


From Brick Lane Cookbook by Dina Begum Chicken korma cooked at home is unlike any restaurant version (which I would never eat). Originating from Mughlai cuisine, a real korma is rich, decadent and very special. It’s usually made with a mixture of whole spices, yoghurt and ghee, and cooked slowly to create a depth of […]

Kev’s Bean Soup

  Recipe by Kirsten Gilmour from The Mountain Cafe Cookbook Another beast of a recipe from big Kev, Kirsten’s favourite vegan hippy mountain-biking chef! Perfect as the nights draw in… I use a mixture of adzuki, pinto and cannellini beans in this soup but it’s up to you what you use. Tinned beans are also […]

Check Out Our New Cookbooks for Autumn 2020

The most exciting day in any publishers week – next to publication day – is when the advances arrive. The first copies of Tomorrow’s Kitchen and The Seafood Shack – Food & Tales from Ullapool arrived on our doorstep this week, and the excitement in the office was palpable. Don’t take our word for how […]