2015 is Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink. The main focus has been food tourism, as Scotland has undergone a food revolution in recent years and is now becoming known for some amazingly creative dishes.
However, here in the US, those people who could not get across the Pond were not forgotten.
I had the privilege this year to work with both the Scottish Government and St. Louis’ Scottish Arms Public House, to direct a series of videos that allow US and Canadian residents to create Scottish dishes in their own kitchens.
The series of 10 videos, hosted by Scottish expat (and St. Louis resident) Ally Nisbet and shot by the talented TJ Ingrassia of Elasticity, was promoted throughout the year on Scotland’s website, Scotland.org.
Here’s an easy to access list of all the videos, complete with recipes and step-by-step instructions.
- Traditional Kedgeree paired with Twisted Thistle IPA
- Seared Scottish Salmon with Parsnip Puree and Glazed Root Vegetables
- Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Clapshot and a Glayva Honey Whisky Glaze
- Grandma Grant’s Famous Oaty Biscuits
- Scottish Pancakes with Mixed Berry Coulis, topped with Chocolate Ganache
- Traditional Cranachan with Mixed Berry Coulis and Whipped Cream
- Seared Scottish Salmon and Prawn Salad with an Aromatic Honey Dressing
- Fish & Chips with Scottish Haddock and Ale Batter
- Cock-A-Leekie Soup with Chicken and Puff Pastry
- Braised Lamb Shank with Mashed Potatoes and Grilled Tomatoes