Scran episode 14: Inside five star dining - with executive chef at Gleneagles Simon Attridge

Listen to episode fourteen of Scran, the podcast that is passionate about Scottish food and drink.

Published 13th Mar 2020
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

This week on Scran Rosalind goes behind the scenes at one of Scotland's most famous hotels - Gleneagles - to chat to executive chef, Simon Attridge.

Simon talks about Scotland's larder and its influence on the menus at Gleneagles, gaining a Michelin star at 25 and what it was like working with Heston Blumenthal - and his creations such as snail porridge.

Rosalind is also joined in the studio by Gaby Soutar, the Scotsman's restaurant critic to discuss the evolution of fine dining, her thoughts on the Gleneagles breakfast and dinner as an experience.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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