A Thai feast to remember

On Thursday 29th July, I had the pleasure of attending a dinner at the stunning Thai restaurant Chaophraya, as part of The Golden Chopsticks Awards, who are touring the country on a mission to celebrate Oriental cuisine across the UK.   Chaophraya is located in the heart of Glasgow city centre, on the bustling Buchanan…

Blue Gin Sour – made with Barra Atlantic Gin

I was over the moon when the team at Isle of Barra Distillers got in touch to send me a bottle of their unique Barra Atlantic Gin, all the way from the remote Outer Hebrides. The bottle of Barra Atlantic Gin comes in a beautiful wrapping that matches the design on the label, evoking images…

Italian Stuffed peppers with ‘nduja and sun-dried tomato pesto

Stuffed peppers is one of those truly satisfying meals, so easy to prepare and great for impressing guests (with very little effort!). This is an easy recipe using great Italian ingredients for the seasoning – a touch of ‘nduja and organic sun-dried tomato pesto, lots of fresh basil and artisan quality Italian cheese for topping….

The story of Burrata: an orally transmitted myth

The story of this tasty cheese allegedly originated between 1920and 1959 in Southern Italy, but, unlike mozzarella, which was created in Campania, burrata was born in Andria, a town in the Apulia region, due to a need to minimize food waste. It was, in fact, an ingenious and useful way of using up scraps of…

Baby Yoda Apple Sour Whisky

The cocktail you’ll need to make to celebrate Star Wars Day! Baby Yoda, The Child, Grogu… whatever you call the little green guy in The Mandalorian, he sure is adorable – and it’s no wonder there are so many ‘Baby Yoda’ cocktail recipes out there. Well, I have come up with my very own recipe…

Maki & Ramen Glasgow – Review

Maki & Ramen is designed to provide an authentic ramen and sushi bar experience in Scotland. They have restaurants in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and they truly are gems in the cities for an amazing Japanese food experience. We have visited the restaurant in Glasgow a couple of times and had a fantastic experience. Then, during…

Super Mario Piranha Plant Cocktail

March 10 marks Mario Day (MAR10, get it? ) and as a big fan of the cheery hero from Nintendo, I had to celebrate with a special cocktail 😁 This date is the perfect occasion for remembering the iconic and beloved video game character that has brought so much fun to our lives. I grew…

Stroodles: Pasta straws! Tried and tested in drinks and meals

I have a sweet spot for brands that are rooted in sustainability, so when I came across Stroodles and their mission to fight plastic waste with pasta straws, I couldn’t wait to try their product! I discovered Stroodles by pure coincidence and I fell in love with the brand. Not only they have created a…

How to develop a new Scottish food or drink brand

By Richard Horwell, Brand Relations Scotland has many wonderful food and drink products both traditional and new. If you are a business owner in Glasgow who wants to create a new food or drink brand, or you are someone with a great idea for a new product and are thinking of changing career, you will…

Tequila Rose Pancakes

Pink, fluffy, boozy pancakes 😍 The perfect recipe to celebrate Galentine’s and Valentine’s Day in style. Tequila Rose is a delicious blend of strawberry cream and premium tequila. Sounds amazing? It really is! It tastes amazing, like a strawberry milkshake for adults. I find the tequila flavour in this drink to be mild, it’s more…

Top vegan dishes to try in Veganuary 2021

The first time I took part in Veganuary was in January 2020. It was a great experience, firstly because I got to discover an array of fantastic plant-based products that I now consume regularly; and secondly, because I was able to experience some of the best vegan restaurants in Glasgow. For a good number of…

Christmas Shots

Christmas cocktail shots anyone? If there is something fun to do these days, it is to get in the festive spirit with some seasonal drinks and Christmas shooters. There are so many brilliant Christmas cocktail recipes you can try, and you can have so much fun recreating them and serving them at your Christmas dinner…

Seafood Laksa

This Thai and Malaysian-influenced recipe is a combination of fresh seafood and punchy flavours, in a rich creamy broth. It’s a slurpy kind of soup, brightly coloured and filled with hearty noodles. Seafood laksa is seriously delicious – if you like seafood and Asian flavours, you’ll find it’s heaven in a bowl 😍 You can use ready-made laksa paste,…