A Taste of the Highlands
208 Pages, 7.85 x 9.45 in
- December 2021
- In Stock
SHORTLISTED FOR THE GUILD OF FOOD WRITERS' AWARDS 2022
On this culinary journey through the Highlands of Scotland, award-winning food writer Ghillie Basan meets a host of artisan food producers, farmers, crofters, fishermen and distillers.
From the wild glens of the Cairngorms, the bountiful waters of the Moray Firth and the rolling farmland of the Black Isle to the sea lochs, moors and mountains of Sutherland and Argyll, she discovers a huge variety of local produce. Here she shares some of the best of it: lamb and grass-fed beef, wild venison, fresh salmon and juicy langoustines, seasonal fruits and berries, cheeses and charcuterie, butter and breads, as well as whisky, gin and beer – and much else besides.
Featuring a hundred recipes gleaned along the way, ranging from the traditional to the contemporary, as well as the stories of the people she meets, this is a magnificent celebration of life and food in one of the world’s most beautiful places.
"...beautifully written, wonderfully illustrated… It’s a love letter to the Highlands, to Ghillie’s home in the depths of the Cairngorm National Park, and to the amazing natural larder given to us by the land and the sea." ~Nicky Marr, Highland News and Media
"A love letter to the extraordinary array of people who represent best of the food and drink in Basan’s own backyard, the Highlands ... It made me want to coorie in with the fire on – it’s the perfect read for the approaching winter." ~Daily Record, , Non-fiction book of the week
"A Taste of the Highlands by Ghillie Basan would make an ideal Christmas gift for anyone who wishes to be transported to one of the most spectacular scenic areas of Scotland, whilst learning about the delicious food and recipes this area has to offer." ~Foodie Explorer blog
"Festive dining ideas are plentiful, and the book also makes a charming gift for foodies." ~Gabriella Bennett, Times
"It is riveting and engaging, and has embraced the new genre cookery book where you don’t just get recipes but yarns about ingredients, producers and suppliers. Good craic on every page." ~Cordon Cagailt, Stornoway Gazette
"A tribute to Basan’s Highland roots and the artisan producers thriving and innovating there." ~Scotsman Magazine
Ghillie's book is perfectly timed to share the many inspiring stories of the large number of people across the North devoted to providing quality food and drink' ~Margaret Chrystall, Northern Scot
An absolutely wonderful book. Beautifully produced and presented, it is a joy to handle and to read' ~Undiscovered Scotland
A paean to the wide range of craft producers who have recently set up shop in the hills.. Ghillie Basan does well to draw attention to those most modern heroes of Highland food' ~Roger Hutchinson, West Highland Free Press