Food and drink in the Inner Hebrides

Local food Although there is more to Scottish cuisine than haggis, first-time visitors to Scotland should try to forget their preconceived notions and be prepared to try it. Traditionally held together in an animal’s stomach, the tasty filling contains sheep’s heart, liver and lungs, minced onion, oatmeal, suet, pepper and salt along with other spices.…

Packing a punch: Food and drink in Barbados

Just as Barbadian culture is a blend of British and African traditions, so the cuisine of Barbados is a mix of British and West African tastes and ingredients, developed over the centuries with some other flavours brought to the pot by immigrants from other nations, such as India. The need for carbohydrates to fuel slave…

Food and drink in Iceland

Drying fish is a traditional method of food preservation in Iceland © Daria Medvedeva, Shutterstock Food Icelandic cuisine relies on anything that could be harvested from the barren landscape. It is simple in that its ingredients are what can be pulled from the ocean or what can live off the earth. That means fish, sheep,…

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Local food and drink in the Outer Hebrides

It’s fair to say that a food revolution is taking place in the Outer Hebrides and that cuisine has come a long way in a short time. Long gone are the days when islanders would catch seabirds and boil them up for soup. While filling and calorific meals of the meat and two veg variety…