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Finnan Haddie with Spinach and Pancetta

Some stores carry this deeply smoked fish for a quick supper.

by Victoria Blashford-Snell and Brigitte Hafner


Smoked Haddock and Herb Fishcakes

Crisp fishcakes make a tasty starter, and are a good way to use up leftover mashed potato. Good with a salad of arugula and watercress, a...

by Victoria Blashford-Snell and Brigitte Hafner


Grouse with Garlic Cream Sauce

Young grouse are the best for roasting. Serve one per person. Good with roasted cherry tomatoes and mashed potatoes.

by Victoria Blashford-Snell and Brigitte Hafner


Cock-a-Leekie Soup

In days past, this soup involved the slow simmering of a whole chicken, but today it is prepared with less time and effort. Good with war...

by Victoria Blashford-Snell and Brigitte Hafner



This popular Scottish classic has become an essential for afternoon tea. Good with a freshly brewed pot of tea.

by Victoria Blashford-Snell and Brigitte Hafner


Potato Scones

These smooth potato pancakes are addictive, especially topped with lots of butter. In Scotland, they are called "tattie scones"

by Victoria Blashford-Snell and Brigitte Hafner


Scotch Pancakes

These thick little pancakes are also called drop scones, as drops of the batter are cooked on a hot griddle. Good with butter, maple syru...

by Victoria Blashford-Snell and Brigitte Hafner


Celtic Lamb and Barley Soup

1. Cover the barley with cold water, bring to a boil, and strain. Trim the lamb of excess fat and place in a pot with 3 quarts water,...

by Antony Worrall Thompson

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Pumpkin Sticky Toffee Pudding

I learned to love sticky pudding during a highly enjoyable trip to Scotland, where almost every menu featured the warm dessert of gooey c...

by Rick Rodgers



We made a version of this recently at St. John, and it was so surprising and good that even though it is an old classic I thought I shoul...

by Fergus Henderson


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