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The Porridge Connection: Stamp Collecting and Culinary Arts

On a particularly inspiring day, triggered by an amusing yet enlightening email received from Iain, our dear Scottish friend and contributor to the Letters of Scotland, I found myself diving into the niche world of topical stamp collecting, specifically under the theme of Food and Beverage.

Iain’s heartfelt correction of a porridge recipe mistake led […]

It’s all about fish and chips

Upon reading Mairiuna’s post on Scotiana’s Favourite Castles and enjoying the beautiful pictures inside the article, the view of Blair Castle reminded me of a sign post above the entrance door of a nearby fish and chips restaurant that had caught my eye for its originality. 😉

Sign outside of fish and chips […]

Mary Queen of Scots loved shortbreads!

Photograph: Felicity Cloake | theguardian.com

Did you know that shortbread is said to have been invented by Mary Queen of Scots in the 16th century?

Although shortbread was prepared during much of the 12th century, its refinement is credited to Mary, Queen of Scots.

She had a team of French chefs who took […]