Around this time of year you see a lot of people out picking fruit in the countryside. Usually it’s brambles, but there are also a lot of others foraging for damsons.
As we all celebrate our new found freedom by heading for our favourite pub or restaurant for our first drink or meal out in what seems like forever, the hospitality industry is asking everyone to be kind to the people working in hospitality with the launch of a social media campaign #bekindhospitality.
I thought that this was an uplifting and honest interview with someone who has really ridden through the storm throughout the pandemic and yet is still refreshingly positive about their career and their future. I especially liked her quote at the end of the article "After all, success isn't something that can be clung too, it is always moving and one must continue to reach for the stars - literally, or figuratively." https://www.thestaffcanteen.com/Editorials-and-Advertorials/three-michelin-starred-chef-helene-darroze-reflects-on-a-year-of-troubles-in-the-industry-how-she-has-missed-her-restaurants-and-what-her-plans-are-going-back#/
Spring lamb from Scotland is absolutely delicious, and is wonderfully versatile. Our fresh meat supplier,Campbell’s Prime Meat, has partnered with Nick Nairn to recommend some creative recipes to try with local lamb. I recommend tha Rosemary lamb kebabs with pea and mint dip.
Eating out has never been more prevalent, with restaurants and cafes doing booming business with deliveries to homes. But this surge in poularity comes a surge of polystyrene and plastic containers and cutlery, at a time when we are desperately trying to slow down the detrimental effect man is having on the environment.
Are you a fan of cookery shows?
Well, you’ll be delighted to hear of the return of Great British Chefs on Wednesday 24th March at 8pm.
The series features a total of 32 chefs from the UK who battle it out to the Great British Menu banquet 2021.
Scottish chefs include Roberta Hall-McCarron from Edinburgh’s The Little Chartroom, Amy Elles from The Harbour Café in Fife, Stuart Ralston from Aizle, Edinburgh, and Scott Smith from Fhior, Edinburgh. Good luck to them all!