Auld Jocks Pie Shop – Scotch Pie adventure

Located just at the top end of the Grassmarket district in Edinburgh is Auld Jock’s Pie Shoppe. I am not going to lay claims as to whether it is an establishment selling gourmet treats, that was not why I walked in through its door, no I was looking for a Scotch Pie and I was pretty sure that…

Oink Oink – How much is that Piggy in the window? Hog Roast Heaven

Ok so you are walking through the historic streets of Edinburgh looking for some traditional Scottish fare and suddenly out of the corner of your eye you espy something of interest. A whole hog roast sitting in the window practically begging you to eat it. This is Oink in Edinburgh’s Victoria Street, started by two working farmers…

I am in Scotland I have to have Haggis – Aboukir

Many years ago I lived in Aberdeen and I was introduced to haggis on one Burns Night celebration. Was it good? I honestly could not remember, what I did recall was the warming glow of the malt whisky with which I was plied prior to eating this offal based treat. I think I liked it,…

Austrian Sausages in Derbyshire England? Well why not!

  A Sunday afternoon drive in the Derbyshire countryside should have been accompanied by a traditional sunday roast dinner in a country pub, but in the village of Bakewell I was drawn into sampling some sausages at the Tiroler Stuberl Austrian Coffee shop and Sausage Importer. Tiroler Stuberl is a small Family Business that has been serving…

Club sandwich or Double Decker? – its all in the toast

When is a Club Sandwich not a Club Sandwich? When it is a double decker. A Double Decker is so called because each layer of filling forms a deck, much like a double decker London bus. A club sandwich on the other hand is double-decker with two layers of fillings between three slices of toasted bread. Traditionally the club ingredients…