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FP86: Scottish Chef Jason Henderson

21 Sep 2009, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in chefs & restaurants, podcast, sensuality

http://blip.tv/file/get/Culinarymedia-FP86ScottishChefJasonHenderson832.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed During our trip to Scotland, I sat down with Chef Jason Henderson from Knock Castle to talk about his approach to fine dining. I posted my initial impressions about Knock Castle, but this takes a little behind-the-scenes look at how Jason thinks about food, and what he wants people to experience in his dining room. His able staff left me with one of my best hospitality experiences to date, so if you are going to be in the vicinity of Crieff, Scotland, I highly recommend staying here. He didn’t pay me…

Quick Bites Scotland: Mhor Fish

12 Aug 2009, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in chefs & restaurants, videos

http://blip.tv/file/get/Culinarymedia-QuickBitesScotlandMhorFish839.mp4Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedOur kooky day with Chef Tom Lewis of Monachyle Mhor continues, as we pay a visit to his Mhor Fish location, which combines a fish n chip shop with a seafood diner, including a cooking school upstairs. We’ll have some of his cooking demos coming up later on the “Main Show”, but this is a Quick Bite! A production of the Culinary Media Network. www.culinarymedianetwork.com

Quick Bites: Mushroom Hunting with Chef Tom Lewis

06 Aug 2009, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in chefs & restaurants, travel, videos

http://blip.tv/file/get/Culinarymedia-QuickBitesScotlandMushroomingWithChefTomLewis950.mp4Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedWe go out into the woods with Chef Tom Lewis of the Monachyle Mhor Hotel in Perthshire, Scotland, to forage for mushrooms. We met him in New York, and now we’re at his place in Scotland to discover how he uses the produce that grows wild around him in his cooking. We’ll have some of his cooking demos coming up later on the “Main Show”, but this is a Quick Bite! A production of the Culinary Media Network. www.culinarymedianetwork.com

Afternoon Tea

05 Aug 2009, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in beverages, indulgences, recipes

I spoke a little bit about it the other day, but let’s discuss the dynamic of afternoon tea in greater detail, for it is one of life’s greatest pleasures. The Brits and Scots have mastered the introduction of sweets and a bit of caffeinated refreshment to the afternoon, and for that I thank them. To make a perfect cuppa, however, certain rules must be followed. I’ve been scolded by my mother for not letting my tea infuse, so please don’t be foolish like me, or she might feel it in the air and come find you. Three minutes. Do not…

Knock Castle: Princess for a Night

02 Aug 2009, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in chefs & restaurants, travel

Every woman should feel like a princess once in a while. It makes the world a better place. After our long, winding journey south from the Scottish Highlands, we found ourselves on the lush grounds of a castle, and I felt right at home. (Shocking, I know.) When I think of romantic, bucolic settings, Knock Castle in Crieff is what I picture in my mind’s eye. Aside from being an actual castle, which comprises a certain ancient mystique, there is a sense about the place of intimacy, respite and unpretentious welcome. As I strolled through different parts of the grounds,…

Quick Bites: Scottish Breakfast

01 Aug 2009, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in food, travel

http://blip.tv/file/get/Culinarymedia-QuickBitesScottishBreakfast769.mp4Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedOur trip to Scotland starts off the right way with a tuck in to a good traditional Scottish Breakfast in Inverary. We’re here to learn a bit about Jennifer’s family heritage, and we’ve brought along her Mum! A production of the Culinary Media Network. www.culinarymedianetwork.com

Scotland: A Homecoming

30 Jul 2009, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in travel

When I visited Scotland for the first time with my mother in 2004, I didn’t have so much as an inkling what my life would be like 5 years later. At that time I barely knew a certain chef named Mark Tafoya, and though I had a food blog, it was the “old-fashioned” kind, without tags or permalinks or anything of the sort. How wonderful it feels to know that now, in addition to sharing some snippets with you from the road, we’ve also captured some of my family’s history on video, and that story can now be shared with…

Off to Scotland with Mum

22 Jul 2009, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in food

The first time I traveled to Scotland with my mother was in 2004, when the Culinary Media Network was a mere blog-type thing called “Gastronomic Meditations,” and my newsletter had about 4 subscribers. It was my first time there, and we were able to visit the house in which she was born — many, many moons ago. Don’t tell her I said that. I wrote a few things about my discoveries then, so I thought I’d recap my first impressions (listed at the end of this post). Next week Chef Mark and I are taking Mom back for a little…

CMN Video: Chef Tom Lewis

02 May 2009, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in chefs & restaurants

http://traffic.libsyn.com/foodphilosophy/ScottishChefTomLewis.mp4Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed CMN Video: Chef Tom Lewis Cooks! Chef Tom Lewis, from the Monachyle Mhor Hotel & restaurant in Scotland, makes us a simple Scottish lunch at the Institute of Culinary Education in NYC as part of the Homecoming Scotland 2009 festivities, promoting Scottish heritage, and urging Scots from all over the world to return to Scotland during 2009. This Chef is so cheeky, he even SERVED us tongue & cheek! A production of The Culinary Media Network. www.culinarymedianetwork.com

FP84: Scottish Chef Tom Lewis

21 Apr 2009, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in beverages, chefs & restaurants, podcast, travel

http://traffic.libsyn.com/foodphilosophy/FoodPhilosophy84.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedIt’s discovery week on Food Philosophy! Scottish Chef Tom Lewis of Monachyle Mhor Hotel introduces me to tongue (oh, behave) and the joy of Scotch, while Maximilian Riedel changes the world of wine for me in its entirety. Plus I’ve got updates on some new features at CMN, and a whole lotta travel goin’ on! Monachyle Mhor Hotel: http://www.monachylemhor.com Food Philosophy is a production of the Culinary Media Network (www.culinarymedianetwork.com). Music: Beau Hall (www.beaurocks.com).

For the Love of Archibald

22 May 2004, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in travel

I wasn’t sure what to expect gastronomically from my pilgrimage to Scotland. I had hoped there would be some form of cuisine that was not saturated in starch (this was the land of the deep-fried Mars bar, after all). What I did not expect to find was a talented Italian cook. His name is Archibald Clark, and he is, in his own words, my mad, mental, Celtic cousin. Archie is the kind of person who will very comfortably speak his mind with little concern for the impact of the truth on others. I took to him immediately. His effusive charm…

A Trip to the Chippy

17 May 2004, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in travel

I knew it would be a challenge to maintain my low-carb regimen while in Scotland, especially given that most menus comprise battered protein and starch with a side of peas. However, I was not about to blow a 13-lb. weight loss. At least, this was my frame of mind before I discovered the glory of fish and chips. Since returning from my trip, I have decided that I will never again eat this dish anywhere but in Scotland. Not only will this ensure dedication to my regimen, but it will guarantee that my vision of the perfect fried combination will…