Publication Date: 12/09/2019 ISBN: 9781780276007 Category:

A Taste of Scotland’s Islands

Sue Lawrence

Publisher: Birlinn General
Publication Date: 12/09/2019 ISBN: 9781780276007 Category:




Sue Lawrence has been on a personal odyssey – a trip round some of Scotland’s many islands speaking to producers and cooks, gleaning recipes along the way. From islands such as Mull, Raasay, Out Skerries and Luing she has amassed over 100 recipes, mainly created from ingredients and produce she came across in her travels. Some of the recipes are traditional, for example using seaweed or reestit mutton in a soup; others are more contemporary, like Shetland Salt Fish Cakes with Romesco Sauce or Venison Chilli.

This celebration of the landscape and history of the Scottish islands is illustrated with photos of some of the most beautiful scenery in the world and with mouth-watering pictures of the islands’ best cooking. Keen home cooks will find here a whole new world of delicious but easy to prepare dishes, presented with Sue’s trademark warmth and clarity of method.

Publisher Review

'Lawrence's enthusiasm for food, travel, and island life comes across in spades, making the book an enjoyable read as well as an interesting collection of recipes' * Shetland Times * 'Sue has been here and done the research. Take her crowdie and smoked fish pate. Buy Highland-made crowdie and fresh lemons from the village shop. Buy hot smoked salmon from Brooke's fish van. Mix thoroughly. Serve with outcakes from either Brookie or village shop. Eat. ... Flawless' * West Highland Free Press * 'Charts Lawrence's personal odyssey round familiar islands and those less well-travelled, where she spoke to producers and cooks and gleaned more than 100 new dishes. From the intensely traditional to the contemporary, this is a celebration of the landscape, the history, and, especially, the people of the Scottish Islands' * Scottish Daily Mail * 'Beautifully illustrated with photos from the isles and delightful portions of narrative - as intriguing to read as it is to use as a cookbook' * Ileach * 'a charming cookbook filled with surprises that twist and turn like the waterways that surround the islands of Scotland ... If you have foodies on your holiday gift list, this book will be a surprise to be remembered. And treasured' * Cooking by the Book (US) * 'a deeply personal odyssey around 20 Scottish islands. Sue is a wonderful advocate for Scottish produce' * Diss Express * 'More than 100 recipes celebrating the best of our island communities. A memorable gift for keen home cooks' * Sunday Post (Books of the Year) *

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