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Highland Hospitality

Highland Hospitality: New Recipes from the Scottish Highlands and Islands. Highland Hospitality. The Scottish Highlands and Islands undoubtedly boast some of the most spectacular and unspoiled scenery in the world, as well as some of the most delicious local produce. Highland Hospitality combines luscious photography with a truly mouth-watering collection of recipes from the area's cooking elite, in order to give you a taste of this remarkable landscape. In this sumptuous volume, Lady Claire MacDonald takes us on a culinary odyssey around the Highlands and Islands, stopping along the way at twenty of her favourite cooking establishments to sample the cuisine and interview the chefs. Each shares the secrets of their three favourite dishes - a starter, main course and dessert - to bring you an exquisite menu complete with wine suggestions. The result: an unforgettable journey of the senses.


Celebrations. Celebrations is written for anyone who likes to eat and drink well, and to celebrate the milestones in their lives. Almost any event can be an excuse for a party or a feast; birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries, christenings, or even just a summer party or barbecue – and Claire Macdonald, who runs a family hotel at Kinloch Lodge on the Isle of Skye, offers a host of delicious recipes to help even the most hard-pressed cook celebrate life.

Menus range from romantic dinners for two, to lunch or dinner parties for twenty or more. Celebrations also includes a stunning selections of the puddings for which Claire Macdonald is so justly famous.

Above all, the recipes are supremely practical and many can be prepared in advance; Celebrations is aimed at those of us who love to entertain but have to cope with busy lives as well. 

Claire Macdonald and her husband run Kinloch Lodge Hotel on the Isle of Skye, which is also their family home. Claire is a well-known exponent of Scottish cooking and travels widely, lecturing and demonstrating recipes.

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