Scottish raspberries are absolutely world class and some of the very best are grown by The Todd family at Blacketyside Farm in Fife. For over twenty years Robert Todd and his two sons have been growing exceptional soft fruit. Strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and, of course, their magnificent raspberries. More recently Robert has started growing cherries. They were a huge hit with his customers he planted a lot more last year. Robert also runs a very successful farm shop that stocks, and cooks with, a terrific range of local produce including his. If you’re in that neck of the woods then do drop by.
Callum Dow is Executive Head Chef at the very beautiful Balbirnie House Hotel which is near Glenrothes and just under 8 miles from Blacketyside Farm. Callum’s food is all about showcasing the very best Scottish produce, as seasonal and local as possible. Callum and his team use classical techniques to produce food which is simple and unfussy. It is all about emphasising the flavours of the very best produce that they can source. As Callum says, “We keep the food very simple and let the flavours of the ingredient speak for themselves”.