Q&A… Tom Kitchin

Michelin-starred chef Tom Kitchin and his award-winning team have recently opened their fourth Edinburgh restaurant, Southside Scran, in the heart of Bruntsfield. But they’re also expanding east with the opening of The Bonnie Badger in Gullane. We caught up with Tom to ask him a few questions… What is your greatest achievement? As a father…

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Eat, Drink and be Merry

Christmas is a time to eat, drink and be merry – and let’s face it, who doesn’t love a present they can devour? So this Christmas give the gift of food and drink. Whether it’s a potent festive spirit or a truffle treat (see what we did there!) we’ve discovered two new East Lothian companies…

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Christmas with the Brand Family

Jane Brand of East Fortune Farm tells us that life on the farm continues to be very busy as they head towards Christmas. LAMBING SEASON Our Hampshire Down flock start lambing mid December so it’s a hectic time for us as we expect 70 new lambs over Christmas this year. Throughout the lambing period we will…

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Can I Have More Please!

This time of year when there’s a chill in the air and I have to put socks on in the morning to keep my tootsies warm, the oats come back out of the cupboard and I start my day with porridge. For years I’ve been playing around with adding extra flavours and goodness. And what…

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Fresh off the Press

Don’t leave your apples rotting on the ground. Take them along to Gullane’s Annual Apple Festival and press them using the village pressing equipment in a celebration of all things apple. Apples are one of my favourite fruits. This probably stems from childhood memories of harvest-time and the glorious pies, cakes and juice made from…

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It’s a Family Thing

The Brand Family at East Fortune Farm have opened a farm shop, Brand’s Larder, selling home-grown and reared produce alongside goods from other local producers. This fantastic store located on the Brand Family’s farm stocks much of their own produce from freshly-laid eggs to home reared pork and lamb, as well as a variety of fruit…

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