Food and drink

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 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

Krooz Cafe – your local barista on the go

Krooz Cafe was set up in 2015 by husband and wife Rod and Michelle Cooper when Rod’s passion for all things Volkswagen saw him transform an empty T5 Transporter into what is now a mobile cafe selling top quality coffee and tea. Rod and barista Michelle’s choice of coffee bean is an Asian ‘Old Brown Java’ supplied by ‘The Bean Shop’ in Perth. The menu also features zuma hot chocolates and

Star of Angel’s Share, Charles Maclean hosts whisky tasting, Dunfermline

Charles Maclean, the whisky expert cast in Ken Loach’s movie Angel’s Share, is hosting a whisky tasting in Dunfermline. Charles is the author of ten books devoted to his favourite spirit, including the standard on whisky brands ‘Scotch Whisky’.  The Taste of Whisky is on at the Tiffany Lounge, Carnegie Hall on Saturday 4 February at 7pm. Tickets cost £19.50 (£16 concession) and are available from or from any Fife