Top Scottish chef to host an online cook-along live as part of Fèis Ìle - here's how to join

Learn how to cook a Scottish classic with this online cook-along with Peter McKenna of The Gannet in Glasgow.

Published 26th May 2020
Updated 21 st Sep 2023

Peter McKenna, co-owner and chef at celebrated restaurant The Gannet, is hosting a cook-along live as part of the online Fèis Ìle.

The Gannet is one of Scotland's most celebrated restaurants but due to the lockdown, it has been closed since March.

But now, chef and co-owner Peter McKenna will be hosting a live cook-along thanks to a collaboration with Bowmore whisky for the virtural Fèis Ìle  - Islay's popular whisky festival.

Taking place on 27 May at 5.45pm, Peter will be cooking up a classic Scottish dish - Cullen Skink.

The cook-along is part of a day of events from Bowmore, including a vaults tour, live music, a Q&A with Distillery Manager David Turner and Beam Suntory’s master of spirits Iain McCallum, and an 'unlocking the spirit of Bowmore'.

To sign up to the cook-along and to find out more about Bowmore and their part in the online festival please visit the Bowmore Islay Festival website.

Fèis Ìle is an extremely popular whisky festival, which takes place every May on Islay.

Sadly, as with many other events this year, the festival was cancelled but has found a home online - with many distilleries still showcasing themselves with live tastings, tours and music.

A full programme of online events is available on the Fèis Ìle Facebook page.

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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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