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At The Edinburgh Address we do not only care for beautiful holiday homes, we are all about our local culture!

All our guests visit Scotland for its natural beauty and historical wealth. However, some want to explore more and are curious about the traditional Scottish cuisine. Everyone is familiar with haggis - maybe not so much with what is made of - but there is so much more to try and foodies who enjoy hearty home meals and sophisticated dishes will love what Scotland has to offer.

Our private chef Steven went digging for some of the typical Scottish dishes, so here they are – and they are, in their own way, scrumptious!

 

Aberdeen Rowie

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A buttery, also known as Aberdeen roll, is a savoury Scottish bread roll. They are noted for their flaky texture and buttery taste (hence the name). To those who have never experienced one they are probably best described as a flattened, round croissant, with a very salty taste.


 Cullen Skink

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Cullen Skink is a thick Scottish soup made of smoked Finnan haddock, potatoes and onions. This soup is a local speciality, from the town of Cullen in Moray, on the northeast coast of Scotland. The soup is often served as a starter at formal Scottish dinners.


Stovies

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Recipes and ingredients vary widely between regions, and even families, but the dish usually consists of tatties (potatoes) and onions and some form of cold meat (especially sausages or leftover roast.) The potatoes are cooked by stewing with fat stove being the old Scots word for stewing. And absolutely heart-warmingly tasty especially on a cold day – comfort food at its best!


Lorne Sausage

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Sliced sausage (often known as square sausage, or lorne sausage) is a delicacy which may be pork, beef, or a mixture of the two - is set into a square and sliced into pieces. The sausage is rarely a perfect square given the minced state of the meat, which is often bulked out with other ingredients such as rusk. Especially great for breakfast with a couple eggs and a fresh-from-the-oven roll!


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 Scotch Pie

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A Scotch pie is a double-crust pie originating in Scotland but also popular in England. The traditional filling is minced mutton, often highly spiced with pepper, mashed potatoes, baked beans, brown sauce or gravy, contained in a crust of thin pastry.

Every year, the Scotch Pie Club holds the World Scotch Pie Championship . Butchers and bakers enter their pies into this competition, and the maker of the pie judged tastiest by a panel of judges is awarded the title of World Scotch Pie Champion! 


Bridie

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Another type of meat pastry or pie, with this one originating from the town of Forfar. It is made of minced beef, sometimes with onions and spices, placed on rolled-out pastry and folded into a semi-circular shape; the whole thing is baked in an oven.  


Haggis, neeps and tatties

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Scotland's national dish is haggis (innards and offal chopped up lungs, liver and heart) mixed with suet, onions, herbs and spices, all packed into a skin bag traditionally made of a sheep’s stomach. Haggis is often served with mashed potatoes and mashed swede or turnips. Traditionally served on Burns Night suppers. 


Dundee Marmalade

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Traditional marmalade containing thick chunks of orange rind, this recipe (probably invented by his mother) being a new twist on the already well-known fruit preserve of orange marmalade. On a fresh roll or a rowie, yum! 


Rowan Jelly

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Rowan berries can be made into a slightly bitter jelly which in Scotland is traditionally eaten as an accompaniment to game, and into jams and other preserves, on their own, or with other fruits. The berries can also be a substitute for coffee beans, and have many uses in alcoholic beverages: to flavour liqueurs and cordials, to produce country wine, and to flavour ale. 


Tablet

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Tablet (or taiblet in Scots) is a medium-hard, sugary confection from Scotland. It is made from sugar, condensed milk, and butter, boiled to a soft-ball stage and allowed to crystallize. It is often flavoured with vanilla, and sometimes has nut pieces in it. A bit like fudge, but not fudge.   

OUR PRIVATE CHEF STEVEN

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Chef Steven has enjoyed a distinguished and award-winning career during his 33 years as a chef. He was awarded an AA rosette and his culinary expertise has won him countless fans, including HRH The Princess Royal, Princess Anne. Using his vast experience from fine Scottish eateries, he uses quality ingredients to create special dishes.

You can hire our chef when booking one of our holiday homes in Edinburgh

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 About The Edinburgh Address

Established in 2008, The Edinburgh Address specialises in handpicked Scottish holiday homes and unique stays. 
The Edinburgh Address is the perfect platform for you to find fantastic Scottish homes, from breath-taking interiors to stunning views and locations.