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MS MONKFISH TALKS SPINACH! BBC RADIO SCOTLAND KITCHEN CAFE

You just can’t keep her away, any opportunity for a bit of a chat and she’s there….yes, Ms Monkfish graced the airwaves again yesterday (17th May) on BBC Scotland’s Kitchen Cafe. Accompanied by the delectable Mr Neil Forbes of Cafe St Honore the pair chatted about the joys of spinach (there’s plenty!), harissa paste, and they put the world to rights on ‘kids’ menus. A hot topic just now with recent research carried out by the University of Edinburgh. Read more HERE.

So, put the kettle on and have a wee listen to the foodie banter…click the link below.

Kitchen Cafe 17th May 2013 copyright BBC Scotland

BBC KITCHEN CAFE…..MS MONKFISH ON THE AIRWAVES AGAIN!

Listen up Monkfish fans, if you were foolish enough NOT to be tuned into BBC Radio Scotland’s Kitchen Cafe yesterday at 15 minutes past one pm then you will have missed Ms Monkfish chatting with Pennie Latin and Sue Lawrence about what you can cook in 15 minutes. As an experienced member of the ‘what can I knock up in ten minutes when I get in from work’ gang this was very familiar territory and hence she managed to notch up 45 minutes on the subject quite comfortably…

If you’d like to listen again….go on…..then click the link below.  But only if you agree to conjure up a little something up for tea in less than fifteen minutes…..and no, cheese on toast doesn’t count! Well, depends on quality of cheese and type of loaf if you ask me, some may disagree….

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE FESTIVAL – SCIENCE ON A PLATE

At the end of March Edinburgh plays host to the International Science Festival and this year has a very exciting series of events about food…..ding dong, where’s the box office?!

Super excited to hear this news we have booked ourselves tickets for a couple of events including ‘Calories and Corsets‘ – award-winning historian Louise Foxcroft discusses our obsession with slimming, what we eat, how much and when, with food writer Alex Renton (The Times), and, ‘Whisky Wisdom‘ – Glenmorangie’s Dr Bill Lumsden, Head of Distilling and Whisky Creation, will talk us through fermentation, distillation and maturation. Win win, a slimming lecture for Mrs Monkfish and an appreciation of the water of life for Mr Monkfish.

Meanwhile, over at the Royal Botanical Gardens, there are plenty more food events going on at the ‘Science on a Plate‘ festival including a ‘Foraging walk‘ (followed by a breakfast concocted with your finds), a talk entitled ‘The Future of the Fish Supper‘ about fish sustainability and a discussion about Scotland’s ‘Well Hung and Tender‘ meat, to name but a few.  So, plenty of exciting things going on for everyone and for the little monkfish amongst you there’s even more exciting happenings including a Junior Chef Challenge.

If any of this takes your fancy you can book online HERE

BBC RADIO SCOTLAND, KITCHEN CAFE…


Last week Ms Monkfish was waxing lyrical about food blogging in the lovely Kitchen Cafe studio at BBC Radio Scotland. Joining the formidable Kirsty Wark and presenter Pennie Latin Ms Monkfish discussed the highs of food writing (and there are plenty), the new exciting trend of artisan/craft beer and food matching and KW’s new Quiz Show ‘A Question of Taste. All that amongst other things…

Press play to listen….tune in, turn up, enjoy.

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