From the beef farmer tending his herd in
grassy, rural Aberdeenshire to the salmon farmer nurturing smolts in
the cool, clear waters of the North Atlantic to the master blender
perfecting a combination of single malt and grain whisky in a
Highland distillery - Scotland's food and drink producers are
blessed to work with beautiful unspoilt landscapes, fertile land,
clean air and clear waters. Scotland truly is the world's 'land of
food and drink'.
- Electric Scotland Recipes
Our own recipe collection.
- Visitors Recipes
This is where our visitors have shared some of their favourite
recipes with us and we're always happy to receive your own favourite
recipes which we'll add to this collection :-)
A series of videos of the Victorian Kitchen
Home and Farm Food
By William V. Cruess (1918)
Stories and Stovies
A unique book by Charlotte Bleh
- Wenona Flood's Recipes
Sent in by Donna Flood
Donna's own recipes she's created
Jeanette's Recipe Collection
Thanks to Jeanette for this and for sharing her tea party recipes.
A collection of recipes for young children.
Practice of Cookery
An old recipe book,
Adapted to the Business of Every-Day life by Mrs. Dalgairns
published in 1840.
This is an attempt to bring together what we know about Whisky.
Learn about it's history and how to give a tea party.
The British Home Cookery Book with over a 1,000 recipes from old
family MS books.
Giving you a kitchen measurement conversion table
- Donna's Recipes
A collection of Donna Flood's recipes from a Scots-Indian
- E-Texts of
Some really excellent reading in these old recipe books.
- Native Foods
Canadian Native Indian Foods and Nutrition.
Found this article on an old copy of MacMillan's Magazine.
Another article from MacMillan's Magazine. (1906)
Lunch and Dinner
Have we always eaten them?
Cook and Housewife's
By Margaret Dods (pdf)
Were he around today, there’s no doubt how Sir Walter Scott
would have voted on this question. He was unhappy to see any of
Scotland’s heritage disappearing and, besides campaigning for
other causes, he welcomed the publication in 1826 of the first
Scottish cookery book to feature native culinary traditions: The
Cook and Housewife’s Manual by Mistress Margaret (Meg) Dods.
These distinctive food traditions, he argued, should not be
allowed to ‘fall into oblivion in our day’
The above book but now in
its eleventh edition in 1862 (pdf)
The Scots' culinary heritage
An interesting article by
A video series by STV
Cooking with Eggs
A few simple egg recipes explained through video demonstrations
A Tudor Feast at
A great video to watch
Ray Mears embarks on a voyage of discovery into the lost foods
of Britain's Stone Age. He tries out the processes they might
have used, finds connections with cultures around the world and
tastes the foods of our forefathers.
Glasgow Cookery Book
By an Australian Aristologist (1864) (pdf)
The fourth edition of "The Best Way", published
in the UK circa 1920. Aimed at new housewives, it contains
mostly recipes together with laundry tips and even a method for
preventing kettles rusting using lard! Printed on inexpensive
paper that has turned a lovely brown colour over the last
century. Pages one to five are missing, containing some of the
soup recipes alas.
Author unknown (1920) (pdf). Give the recipes a try - some of
the ingredients may be difficult to obtain these days (beef
skirt?) but most will need little adaption, other than working
out the oven temperatures. I can recommend the curried potatoes
(p31) and the blackberry pancakes (p40) especially.
- Our Favourite
Links to sites that we believe provide some outstanding information.