Simply Scottish A Wee Taste of Scotland
is Scottish Cookery – with a continental twist!
Continental ‘meze’ comes to Scotland in a new book of tapas style recipes with a Scottish twist for the perfect dinner party nibbles, lunchtime light bites and super snacks! “In this book I have taken some of my favourite Scottish dishes and shrunk them down to bite sized portions – little dishes of delight that can be used in a myriad of ways”
In this new publication, lifestyle author and foodie Karon Grieve transforms many well-known and much loved Scottish ingredients and dishes into super snacks – spoon-sized nibbles that are perfectly at home at a dinner party, picnic, in a lunchbox or even on a mid-week teatime table. Small food is gaining in popularity with European tapas and meze style dishes turning up in our supermarkets and in restaurants, and while Scottish cuisine might conjure up thoughts of big, hearty meals or high-end luxury dishes like smoked salmon and oysters, the whole spectrum of our national larder can be amply enjoyed simply by shrinking it down – by having a wee taste of everything. Featuring soups, fish and seafood, meat and chicken, vegetarian, sweets and even a few drinks, this recipe collection has something that everyone will enjoy. Classic recipes are reinvented as Balmoral Bites, Scotch Party Pies and Wee Crabbit Cakes, which are detailed alongside Karon’s more unusual dishes like Skirlie Sacks, Frozen Drambuie Souffles and Burns Baubles. All the recipes are as simple as possible, quick to make and use ingredients that are easy to find in the shops, so anyone can have a go.
Author Karon Grieve is a homecrafts expert, writer, author, blogger, cook, photographer, gardener and mother. She is a regular columnist for Handmade Living, a frequent guest on BBC Radio Scotland’s MacAulay & Co show, and a contributor to a host of magazines in the UK and abroad. She is the author of a number of lifestyle books including So Easy Herbal, So Easy Christmas and more recently Simply Scottish Cakes & Bakes which brought Scottish baking to many a kitchen novice.
This book is designed to bring a wee taste of Scotland to everyone. Whether it’s a couple of lunchtime bites to take to work, a few new flavours to liven up the tea table, or a tempting platter of delicious dishes to impress at the next dinner party, with a few of Karon’s simple recipes and a good appetite, the best of Scottish cuisine can come together on one table.
Simply Scottish A Wee Taste of Scotland is published on October 31st 2013 in Hardback and is priced at £9.99