19 episodes

Another food podcast has joined the podcast world, but this one is different.

Dishin' It puts the spotlight on the food scene in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and wider Scotland to give listeners plenty of inspiration for the best places to eat, drink, stay and explore in Scotland.

Join Colin (also known as The Food Hoover) as he gets up close with food brands, food writers and content creators to chat about all things food, travel and everything in between.

You'll definitely have a growing appetite for Scotland once he's done blethering.

Dishin' It The Food Hoover

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Another food podcast has joined the podcast world, but this one is different.

Dishin' It puts the spotlight on the food scene in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and wider Scotland to give listeners plenty of inspiration for the best places to eat, drink, stay and explore in Scotland.

Join Colin (also known as The Food Hoover) as he gets up close with food brands, food writers and content creators to chat about all things food, travel and everything in between.

You'll definitely have a growing appetite for Scotland once he's done blethering.

    Ep 18 - The Ginger Chef: The red head with recipes

    Ep 18 - The Ginger Chef: The red head with recipes

    And here we are at the end of series two. In this final episode, I’m gassing to Sarah Gordon who goes by the cooking alias The Ginger Chef - a fountain of knowledge when it comes to banging recipes and food reviews. Joining fully loaded with food finds from all across Scotland, this one has plenty for your eat list.

    Visit the The Ginger Chef blog and Instagram.

    Businesses and blogs mentioned in this episode:


    Cafe Boheme, Aberdeen 
    Crabshakk, Glasgow 
    Dishoom, Edinburgh 
    Documenting My Dinner 
    El Cartel, Edinburgh 
    Nikki Eats the World 
    Pasta Plus, Aberdeen 
    The Silver Darling, Aberdeen 
    The Tippling House, Aberdeen 
    Wild Ginger, Aberdeen 

    Follow my food escapades at thefoodhoover.com and on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

    • 44 min
    Ep 17 - Castleton Farm: Berries, bakes and a blether

    Ep 17 - Castleton Farm: Berries, bakes and a blether

    In this penultimate episode of series two, I get to know Castleton Farm where owner Anna Mitchell talks about where it all started for her family farm shop and its journey to becoming a well established Scottish brand. For plenty of chat about berries and business, you’re in the right place.

    Visit the Castleton Farm website

    Businesses mentioned in this episode:


    Dishoom, Edinburgh 
    Gloagburn Farm Shop, Perth 
    Little Doone, Alva 
    Ola Oils, Inverurie 

    Follow my food escapades at thefoodhoover.com and on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

    • 25 min
    Ep 16 - Greg Who Drinks Beer: Running the taps dry

    Ep 16 - Greg Who Drinks Beer: Running the taps dry

    After a longer than expected holiday, series two of Dishin’ It is back!

    This episode is all about beer as I pick the brains of Greg Christie who has a nose for scouting out the best beers from around Scotland and the globe through his blog Greg Who Drinks Beer. A keen runner, I get his essential running tips along with his top food recommendations featuring in his ultimate food trip around Scotland.

    Follow Greg on Instagram and visit his blog.

    Businesses and blogs mentioned in this episode:


    Big Beefy Biltong, Aberdeen
    BrewDog, Aberdeen 
    Brew Toon, Peterhead 
    Casc, Aberdeen 
    Civerinos Slice, Edinburgh 
    Ginger Chef 
    Melt (closed) 
    Overtone Brewing Co., Glasgow
    Westhill Filling Station / Hop Shop Aberdeen, Westhill 



    Follow my food escapades at thefoodhoover.com and on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

    • 32 min
    Ep 15 - Figment Coffee: Back to the grind

    Ep 15 - Figment Coffee: Back to the grind

    On today’s episode I catch up with one of the many masters of coffee in Aberdeen, Figment Coffee, where I chat with owner Neil to hear the secrets of the perfect latte art, starting up his favoured coffee house and of course hearing his go to places around the region.

    Check out the Figment Coffee range and shop

    Business mentioned in this episode:


    Crossbasket Castle Hotel, Glasgow
    Delivino, Crieff
    Forest Farm, Blackburn, Aberdeenshire
    Ox and Finch, Glasgow
    Simply Donuts, Aberdeen

    Follow my food escapades at thefoodhoover.com and on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

    • 39 min
    Ep 14 - Write ups and right fine feast with Julia Bryce

    Ep 14 - Write ups and right fine feast with Julia Bryce

    She's the Head of Food and Drink at DC Thomson (the publisher of the Press & Journal, Evening Express, Evening Standard and The Courier) who is the girl to go to for all the food intel here in the North-east. From what's new on the scene to food reviews, Julia knows it all and I was eager to hear her food highlights from all across Scotland. 

    Thanks to the sponsor of this episode, Castleton Farm. Read my full review of its cafe, shop and products over on the blog.

    Businesses mentioned in this episode:


    Bomb Donuts, Aberdeen
    The Bread Guy, Aberdeen
    The Butcher Shop Bar & Grill, Glasgow
    Cafe Harmony, Aberdeen
    Kirkview Cafe, Aberdeen
    Melt (closed) try out Trellis, Newburgh
    Moonfish, Aberdeen
    Orchid, Aberdeen
    Panda & Sons, Edinburgh
    Second Home Studio + Cafe, Aberdeen
    So… NYC, Aberdeen
    Rothesay Rooms, Ballater
    Tantrum Doughnuts, Glasgow
    The Tasting Room, Inverbervie
    Simply Donuts, Aberdeen
    Yatai (closed) try Masaki, Aberdeen
    83 Hannover Street, Edinburgh

    Food bloggers mentioned:


    Documenting My Dinner
    Lost in Food
    Phat Scrans

    Follow my food escapades at thefoodhoover.com and on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

    • 48 min
    Ep 13 - Second Home Studio + Cafe: Studio life and cafe culture

    Ep 13 - Second Home Studio + Cafe: Studio life and cafe culture

    Get ready to let the creative juices flow as I’m joined by Kirsty Cameron the owner of the incredible Second Home Studio + Cafe. Making art accessible for all through her cafe, workshops and studio space, Kirsty has made one special place in Aberdeen. Talking about where it all started, the local culture scene and what’s next, Kirsty even had time to share her best places to eat and drink across Scotland.
    Businesses mentioned in this episode:
    Apercu, Glasgow
    Cafe Harmony, Aberdeen
    Cafe Strange Brew, Glasgow
    Gallery 48, Dundee
    Holy Cow, Edinburgh
    Moonfish Cafe, Aberdeen
    Orchid, Aberdeen
    Our lovely Goods, Aberdeen
    Twelve Triangles, Edinburgh
    Wild Gorse Pottery, Glasgo
    William and Johnson, Edinburgh

    Creatives mentioned:
    Art Girl Rising
    Johanna Basford
    Joanna Craig

    Follow my food escapades at thefoodhoover.com and on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Vee01224 ,

A very tasty podcast!

Thanks for a fab podcast filled with great suggestions on places to visit for awesome food! Loved hearing from Graeme and the Fat Sparrow’s journey so far.

gerrydiver ,

Dishin it up good.

Came upon this brilliant pod and can’t rate it highly enough. Don’t listen whilst hungry.

K.i.r.s.t.y =] ,

Scottish bants & recs

Absolutely loved the first episode. Colin’s down to earth style makes for easy listening and I can’t wait to get a list of Scottish food, drink & stay recommendations as long as my arm by the end of this season! Keep up the good work Colz 👏🏼

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