Was it a Great British Bake Off?

Was it a Great British Bake Off?

With two Hollywood handshakes and a “style over substance” it was clear that not much has changed in the Great British Bake Off tent.  The innuendos were still there, cakes collapsed, the judges were suitably critical, the jokes were appalling and someone was sent home. So a switch to Channel 4 has left life inside […]

Waste Less Food

Waste Less Food

According to Zero Waste Scotland we waste around 1.35 million tonnes of food and drink every year. This is a shocking figure and the Scottish government has set a target of reducing waste by a third by 2025. In order for this to become a reality we all need to do our part. So, from […]

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

It’s ‘oil’ in the taste This year we have put a particular focus on olive oils and have started to sell a stunning new range from the Extremadura region in western Spain.  But what’s so special about olive oil and what should we be looking out for? Olive trees were being cultivated around the Mediterranean […]

Choosing Knives

Choosing Knives

The top five knives everyone needs in their kitchen. As everyone knows, perhaps the most worthwhile investment you can make to help your culinary skills is in a range of good quality knives to make all those preparation and finishing  tasks easier.  They need not cost a fortune, but will repay you time and again […]

Children’s One Day Course at ENTCS

Children’s One Day Course at ENTCS

Ailidh Fraser-Medcalf (11) from Edinburgh found a voucher for the Children’s One Day Cookery Course in her Christmas stocking – all the way from relatives in Australia!  Ailidh loves food and trying different styles but so far has left the cooking to Mum and Dad.  That could be about to change – here’s what Ailidh […]

Game for a Change

Game for a Change

August sees the start of grouse shooting which heralds a series of wild game seasons from now until February that will give us a more varied selection of meats to set our culinary juices running. Not only are grouse, venison, hare, partridge and pheasant tasty cuts, but they have the added advantage that they are […]

One Month Certificate Course

One Month Certificate Course

Leaving school is an exciting time for young people.  I know many who have their heart set on university and a few years studying and enjoying student life.  For others, it is the chance to start a dream career. Given the constraints on student loans (and parents’ wallets!), earning money through holidays or while studying […]


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