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Scran season 3: Chef Lorna McNee on her career so far

The latest episode of our podcast Scran is now live.

Published: March 29, 2021

On the latest episode of Scran, host Rosalind Erskine is joined by head chef of Cail Bruich, Lorna McNee, to talk about her impressive career to date.

From humble origins working as a kitchen porter in an Italian restaurant to training with the late Andrew Fairlie and winning the Great British Menu in 2019.

Cail Bruich was recently awarded a Michelin star - the first in the city for 18 years - and Lorna also chats about what this meant to her and her thoughts on how it may change the dining landscape of the city.

Lorna talks about how working with Andrew Fairlie has shaped her work ethos and why taking the best of Scottish produce and doing very little to it is the secret to great food.

She also reveals her food nightmare and why she can't wait to be serving food on plates rather than boxes post pandemic.

Listen to the episode in full

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• Listen back to episodes from series one and series two 

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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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