Scottish Food Studio, Fife, Scotland

Wendy’s Nordic inspired Food Studio in Aberdour on Fife's Coastal Path has panoramic views of Edinburgh and Inchcolm Island and is truly one of a kind! Here Wendy runs a range of Sustainable Food Experiences, Hygge, Heritage Produce of Scotland on Slow Food Ark of Taste, Cheese Lovers and more. Bespoke courses and Gift Vouchers available. Wendy founded and publishes www.scottishfoodguide.scot and www.scottishcheesetrail.com She has written several books, the latest Food Miles from Home is filled with recipes and stories from her travels with…

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Lokal, Berlin

Linienstraße in Mitte is home to Lokal - the clue is in the name! Nothing but nothing out of season or out of Germany here! Inventive, delicious and well deserving of its fame, highly respected for its focus on regional produce, displayed clearly on menus. Winter options on the menu included Saddle of Fallow Deer, cabbage, roots, pumpernickel and pear, and Homemade Pasta, Brussels sprouts, apple, buckwheat, with blue cheese. Their cheesecake was excellent too and all through the menu were references…

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Royal Highland Show, Edinburgh in June

Every June the 'Highland' is the pinnacle of the Scottish showing year, but its appeal stretches well beyond Scotland’s borders to make it not only the UK’s premier agricultural show but also a great day out for all the family, featuring many other activities including food, crafts and flowers. 190,000 visitors can't be wrong! One of the most popular locations at the show - and the one with the greatest footfall - is the Scotland's Larder Live at the Royal Highland. See Scotland's top…

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Osteria La Bocca Buona, Bra, Italy

Whilst experiencing Slow Cheese in Bra, we had a very fine birthday lunch at the beautiful Osteria La Bocca Buona. Bosse had the famous local Salsiccia di Bra and I had their melt-in-the-mouth risotto. The panna cotta was creamy smooth perfection served in a small preserving jar and the service was superb. What a wonderful find.  The decor is very relaxing and simple yet impressive, with vintage brick walls, whitewashed timber and spacious elegantly laid tables. Outside there are more tables to enjoy balmy Italian evenings…

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Van Loon Restaurant, Berlin

This fabulous moored restaurant is on the water in the creative hipster district of Kreuzberg in Berlin. Immaculately fitted out with stylish restaurant within the hull, all glazed, plus lovely sundeck and terrace seating where you can watch Berlinners and water transport go about their daily business. In the winter you can snuggle round the hearth downstairs and admire all the wonderful woodwork too! Originally built as a goods carrier in 1914 it became a houseboat in 1972, then a restaurant/café in 1988. The boat takes its name from the famous Dutch boat builder. Open from Breakfast onwards for delicious light meals to full Dinners brimming with local produce and great service. Also available for weddings and parties. Delicacies include seafood, interesting salads, the signature Van Loon fish soup, and steaks too.

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