A Taste of the Highlands – Ghillie Basan
An amazing culinary journey
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’