Scotlands natural larder is second to none. The sea lochs and the ocean surrounds Scotlands coastside and rich rivers which runs through the land and forests are home to some of the best ingredients in the world.
Sustainable and ethical sourcing should be a huge focus for all, especially for chef to support tackling the current issues in biodiversity.
Baking your own bread has many benefits. You can create a showstopper experience with a carefully prepared basket of warm breads as well as knowing that your own will be 100% natural using only flour, water, salt and yeast (wild or commercial). The world of bread is so immerse and its helps us discover a nation cultural heritage.
I feel relaxed when I carve wood and its like getting lost in my own world; but as they say, patience is the best friend of a wood carver. I mostly use recycled whisky barrel staves, gin barrel staves or naturally fallen wood. Many of my objects are for display purpose and many for general usage.