Born and raised in Scotland, Graeme Taylor has spent most of his life exploring this rugged and beautiful country, discovering first-hand the natural larder of the nation. A passionate home cook, he is inspired by the rich food and drink landscape of his homeland, always remaining committed to fresh, seasonal, local produce. Graeme’s ethos is to treat Scottish cuisine with respect and the minimum of fuss, making recipes instinctive and easy to follow, while allowing the produce to remain the primary focus. He seeks to bring heritage recipes to life with a contemporary feel, celebrate the cosmopolitan nature of the cuisine and highlight some of the historical influences on Scotland’s food landscape.
A Scots Larder started out as an online blog in 2011 as Graeme began a tentative journey going beyond his kitchen table to share flavours and traditions of Scottish cuisine with anyone who would care to take the time to read. Quickly amassing a large group of online followers, this book is a collection of the blog’s seven years with the recipes, the photos and a little bit of the havering. A natural conclusion to the A Scots Larder journey, the book boasts an eclectic range of recipes, both traditional well-kent favourites, some with a twist, and exciting new ideas to try. Graeme has included hearty soups, robust meat and game dishes, fish, seafood, interesting side dishes, mouth-watering deserts and plenty of comfort food to provide for all tastes. And all using the very finest of Scottish ingredients. Best of all, you don’t have to be a professional chef to make Graeme’s recipes, so get cooking and enjoy!