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Keep it local with Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight Eat on the Green’s Craig Wilson sets a challenge… Scotland is a rich larder of some of the world’s finest ingredients. In our little corner alone we have some of the best artisan cheeses, Aberdeen Angus beef, world-class whiskies, freshly caught fish and shellfish and more…

Chef Focus

Marco Crugnola, Head Chef at Da Vinci At just 25, Marco Crugnola, Head Chef at Aberdeen’s Da Vinci, is gaining an enviable reputation for combining the flavours of Italy with the best of Scottish produce. ‘Family is big in Italy. Every Sunday afternoon, everyone would gather at my grandparents’ home. I’d watch them cooking. I…

Love local

Love local Fab Food Shops & MarketsPart two of our guide to the best local food retailers covers fish, destination shops, farmers markets and world flavours. Bon Appétit! Freshest Fish Amity Fish Amity Fish offer fresh and frozen fish deliveries sourced by Jimmy Buchan’s team. As you’d expect, they’re strong on seafood, with prawns, langoustines and…

Chef focus

Meet Alan Clarke, head chef at Maryculter House I signed up for a professional cookery course when I was 16 or 17. At 21, I joined Ardoe House where I was the runner up in the group’s global competition for young chefs. I worked at Skye’s The Three Chimneys, before heading back to the Ardoe…

Deeside Brewery

The Silver city with a golden dram Historically, Aberdeen has been the home to some of the most influential and famous whisky companies over the last 200 years. However, there may be a case that the Aberdeen’s Whisky history books go back much further and a new chapter is about to be written. Ardent Spirits,…

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