Gary Maclean

Blog · Posted November 24, 2023

Gary Maclean joined us to talk about his new cookbook ‘Scottish Celebrations’

Christmas is that time of year when tensions can run high in kitchens around the country. Thankfully help is at hand with Gary Maclean and his beautiful new book, Scottish Celebrations. Gary was at Mainstreet on Thurs 23rd Nov to demonstrate some of his recipes and talk about the book.

Covering the most beloved national dishes and local specialities, Scottish Celebrations takes the reader on a journey through Scotland’s culinary calendar, from Burns Night in January to the biggest night of the year, Hogmanay.

Scotland’s National Chef, Gary Maclean puts a contemporary spin on the nation’s classics. In this book he shows readers how they can prepare a bountiful Braemar feast for hungry Highland Games fans or concoct a hearty meal as Martinmas brings the cold weather nearer. From Shetland to the Borders, this book is a perfect resource for readers who wish to celebrate the best of Scotland’s traditions.

Featuring recipes for Burns Night, Halloween, Valentine’s Day and of course, Hogmanay, Scottish Celebrations offers a variety of dishes for well-known holidays throughout the year and introduces readers to new traditions they can make their own. We were treated to being shown how to make scallops, sausage rolls and mince pies.

You can buy Gary’s new book HERE.

This event was held in the barn and can only be accessed by stairs. Please read our accessibility policy on the website for more information.