12 episodes

Welcome to Ghillie Basan's Podcast, Spirit & Spice, an opportunity to tune into the lives and passions of authors, chefs, producers, distillers, athletes, adventurers - basically anyone with a tenuous link to food and drink!

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    • Society & Culture

Welcome to Ghillie Basan's Podcast, Spirit & Spice, an opportunity to tune into the lives and passions of authors, chefs, producers, distillers, athletes, adventurers - basically anyone with a tenuous link to food and drink!

    Fish skin bikini, bush toothbrush, gin-flavoured cheese, goose burgers and the Orkney spirit

    Fish skin bikini, bush toothbrush, gin-flavoured cheese, goose burgers and the Orkney spirit

    Smoked tomato chutney, fish skins, foraging, flavoured cheese and goose hunting with Liz Ashworth, Ann Rendall, Anna Canning, Callum McInnes and Richard Shearer during the Orkney International Science Festival and Foraging Fortnight 2019.

    • 34 min
    Whisky tasting and whisky tales at Scapa Distillery with Alan Winchester and Mick Swanney

    Whisky tasting and whisky tales at Scapa Distillery with Alan Winchester and Mick Swanney

    Whisky tasting and whisky tales at Scapa with Alan Winchester, former Master Distiller of The Glenlivet, and Mick Swanney who makes the fruity spirit.

    • 29 min
    Neolithic grains and Strictly Come Dancing with Liz Ashworth at the Barony Mill, Orkney

    Neolithic grains and Strictly Come Dancing with Liz Ashworth at the Barony Mill, Orkney

    Neolithic grain and Orkney bannocks with Liz Ashworth, the author of The Book of Bere, at the magical Barony Mill. With thanks to Ellen Hay, Margaret Phillips, Issy Grieve, Karen Budge, the Orkney Science Festival and Foraging Fortnight.

    • 24 min
    Buffalo feasts, whisky confessions, and the big buffet of life on Orkney with Rosemary Moon

    Buffalo feasts, whisky confessions, and the big buffet of life on Orkney with Rosemary Moon

    Buffalo feasts, whisky confessions, fine women, the joys of Orkney and the big buffet of life!

    • 20 min
    Grandad's pickles, pissing contests, illness and strength

    Grandad's pickles, pissing contests, illness and strength

    From her grandad's pickles to winning awards for her busy cafe in Aviemore, Kirsten Gilmour has come a long way from that little girl on the farm in New Zealand. She has shared her story and recipes in the Mountain Cafe Cookbook, but her success has been bittersweet as she and her husband, Al, have had to face the challenges of his cancer and treatment while trying to keep her passion for food and the cafe alive. Kirsten and Al talk candidly about how this has affected their lives.

    • 33 min
    Eating like a feral animal, eating for physical fuel and eating for fun

    Eating like a feral animal, eating for physical fuel and eating for fun

    Eating like a feral animal, eating for physical fuel, eating for fun - food plays different roles in the life of Lee Craigie. Nomadic storyteller, elite racer, bike adventurer, mountain bike champion and Active Nation Commissioner for Scotland, Lee is a cycling legend. As long as there is food and a bottle of wine in my pack, I feel inspired to hop on a bike and head for the Highland Trail with her!

    • 41 min

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