REVIEW: Inver

Inver Scotland (11)

“Is tha’ your wee dog there?” – a yell across the car park. It’s Pam Brunton, head chef at Inver arriving for the morning shift. “I’ve got to show her to ma’ chefs,” she says, crouching down to ruffle Tonka’s ears.

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This is called The Food I Eat…and on Saturday mornings this is what I eat.

profiteroles

Profiteroles

Generally speaking, homemade food beats convenience food hands down. When I decided that I was going to make profiteroles, my mind did flick to the pudding isle in the local Sainsburys where you can buy a heap of them for a couple of pounds though. It does make you wonder whether it’s worth the amount… 

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Real recession cooking: Ham hocks

I don’t have a problem with recession food. I’m happy to eat trotter or tongue. The problem is that restaurants seem confused about the concept of recession food. Surely the point is that they don’t pay as much for the meat, so we get charged less for eating cheap cuts. More than often though, you… 

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Laxeiro

Laxeiro

Maybe I should write that ‘I don’t approve animals being at the table.’ But I’d be lying. I can see the logic behind why it’s not a good idea …but then I can also see the logic of stopping after two glasses of wine, or why fruit is better for weight loss than ice cream,… 

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