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Tomato is out!

vegatable cookbook bundle

vegatable cookbook bundle

What a great summer we have had, and even now in November it is still very mild,

FOOD TOURS AND COOKING WORKSHOPS

I have had a busy year developing my food tours and classes, with some wonderful trips across Scotland showing visitors this beautiful country that is Scotland. I have been lucky enough to have worked with some other businesses to provide these trips and cooking workshops and also with “Welcome to Fife”  at Fife Council, a small but perfectly formed team that make up the tourism arm of the council, They work tirelessly to help those of us like me to promote this amazing region.

VIDEO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JP_APFly5U

I have made a short video which is available on you tube to promote them please do share.

VEGETABLE COOK BOOKS

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As most of my readers will know I have embarked on a project of writing small cook books to promote single vegetables, the idea for these came from the many people who, during my cooking demos and workshops asked for ideas on cooking vegetables as they only had three or four.  I always publish them about now in time for the Christmas market, yes unashamed promotion. I suppose I should bring each one out in its season but as the books are available year round and in lots of book shops people can buy them when the vegetable is actually available, My latest one is called Tomato and like the the others has 30 recipes, I was about to add, “for the vegetable” but of course a tomato is a fruit! Suffice to say I have treated it as a vegetable in this book (as we do most of  the time!) although there is one sweet dish with green tomatoes. There are now 6 books in the series Beetroot, Kale, Courgette, Carrot, and Cauliflower and I have decided to package them altogether to produce a boxed set which will make a very fine Christmas gift. The pack is sturdy and easy to wipe clean as it will live next to the cooker!

EVENTS

The books are on sale now on my website at Waterstones and at many good shops across Fife, Perthshire and Angus

I will also be selling them and The Hairy Bakers cook book  at

Eden court fair Inverness November  16th 17th and 18th

Easterbrook Hall Dumfries November 19th 20th

Strathmiglo fair  Saturday  November 24th

Scone Palace Christmas fair

St Andrews Farmers market 1st December

Dumfermline Farmers market 8th December

And a book signing at Waterstones St. Andrews late opening November  29th

 

 

A Whisky tour to remember – itinerary-ish

Last week I had the great pleasure of hosting a group from Dubai – guiding them around a few distilleries to show them just a flavour of what we can offer here in Scotland for the food and drink connoisseur.

Find the full story in my next blog – but here’s a glimpse for now!

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Day 1 – www.auchentoshan.com followed by Deanston & Gleggoyne then great food at www.theoldmillpitlochry.co.uk, Balquidder and an evening at Monachyle Mhor Hotel.

Day 2 – Edradour & Dalwhinnie, lunch at www.auld-alliance.com in Kingussie, then Glenfarclass and dinner with John Grant the owner.

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Day 3 – Glenglassaugh & Strathisla, with a surprise overnight stay at Glentruim and my own culinary delights.

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Day 4 – Fort William to see Neptune’s Steps, Ben Nevis Distillery then on to Oban for lunch at Coast; www.coastoban.co.uk

Day 5 – Full day tour at Springbank

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Our final evening – tired but happy!

 

 

Christopher Trotter – Chef, Writer, Food critic, Speaker