Food and drink

Bowhouse Food Weekend – farm based food event this Saturday and Sunday

This looks a lovely event – a food festival and makers’ market in a revamped covered market barn in St Monans this weekend. Organisers  Bowhouse are food wholesalers who describe themselves as ‘a place where food makers work to make their products from the wonderful raw ingredients of the East Neuk and its coast.’ They hold regular food makers’ markets on their farm where customers can meet producers and taste

Bibi’s Little Baking School, Fife

Feeling the need to knead? Bread baking classes are being hosted at Bibi’s Little Baking School in Earlsferry, Fife by Fiona Pratt who already runs the successful Bibi’s Bakery in Hanover Street, Edinburgh. The school opened at her home in 2017 and classes include Scandi baking, marvellous macaroons and gluten-free baking. For parents or grandparents trying to think of things to do during the long summer holidays there are some parent

Heaven Scent Cafe at Dunfermline Carnegie Library Galleries

Here’s a sneak preview of the cakes on offer at the new Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries which opens to the public today, 18 May. The brioche buns (pictured below) are delicious and there’s a good selection of vegan and gluten free cakes. Heaven Scent, who already have a successful cafe in Milnathort and run the catering at Knockhill, won the tender to provide the cafe in the new award-winning

German beer tasting at Auchterarder deli

The Auchterarder deli, Corbie & Cheip is hosting a German beer tasting event on Wednesday 17 May from 5.30pm.  Owner Anne Schaeflein and her husband Max Schaeflien probably know a thing or two about German beer. Although they have lived in Scotland for the last 10 years, both are originally from Germany, and, the Perthshire deli reflects both nationalities; the local Scottish produce is complemented by the best of German

First class service from new Aberdour Post @ Pantry

At a time when much larger Dunfermline struggles to sustain interesting independent shops and nearby Burntisland is in the process of replacing its pet store with a vape shop, Aberdour seems to be on a roll with an impressive array of unique, high quality outlets. Joining the new Aberdour Bakery, the well established MacTaggarts Deli and a selection of vintage and interiors shops, is a new, innovative post office/deli combo

New Campbells bake school in Crieff

With seven generations of baking heritage to draw on Campbells in Crieff is starting a bake school. Established in 1830, Campbells is one of Scotland’s oldest bakeries. headed up by seventh generation award winning baker Iain Campbell and his wife Ailsa, a graphic designer. The school will offer a series of three and a half hour long tuition sessions on Saturday afternoons with Iain at the helm, covering traditional sweet

Whisky and Cheese tasting, FSC Dunfermline

Fire Station Creative will host their first whisky and cheese tasting on Saturday 25 March. The tasting is being run by kaskwhisky.com and tickets, which cost £25 can be ordered on their site Saturday 25th March 2017, 7:30pm Fire Station Creative, Carnegie Drive, Dunfermline. KY12 7AN  

Very lovely Fife company hopes to have sweet success

The very first Very Lovely Sauce came about after a Sunday lunch with friends when Michelle Wilkinson found herself having to conjure up an impromptu dessert. She delved into the freezer for vanilla ice cream and confidently pimped it to an acceptable culinary level by whipping up a batch of sea-salted caramel sauce as topping. It was hailed by all as very lovely indeed – and she decided from that

Track down the Crepe Shack at Tentsmuir Forest

Tentsmuir Forest, backed by a stunning expanse of beach popular with seals, is one of the most attractive places to walk in Fife. Now its appeal is enhanced still further by the prospect of a mouth watering, freshly cooked crepe at the end of your ramble.  The Crepe Shack is a mobile creperie offering a tasty range of sweet and savoury toppings, hot and freshly made in the heart of the

Wine, not roses, for Valentine’s Day

Wine is the best present on Valentine’s Day…writes our guest wine correspondent, Paul Rudge from Reuben’s Wine Store It’s getting close to that first ‘Occasion’ of the year, the one that men squirm and dither over, the one that women wait with baited breath for in the hope their loved one will remember. Yes Valentines Day will soon be upon us. Whether you’re a genuine romantic or merely find yourself