Scran season 2: World-renowned chefs Michel Roux Jnr. and Stevie McLaughin share their stories

The latest episode of our podcast Scran is now live.

Published 6th Nov 2020
Updated 10 th Oct 2023

This week, Scran features not one but two chefs from Michelin star restaurants: Michel Roux Jr. and Stevie McLaughlin.

The first part of the episode features Rosalind's visit to Crossbasket Castle to meet Michel Roux Jr. Michel now runs Le Gavorche, one of the first restaurants to gain a Michelin star in 1974.

He talks about his famous family name that is synonymous with fine dining, and his humble upbringing, cooking for his icon Sir Alex Ferguson and the key to restaurant success.

The second part of the episode features Stevie McLaughlin, head chef at Scotland's only two Michelin star restaurant.

Rosalind finds out about Stevie's career that started with an interest in Choux pastry, his first encounter with Andrew Fairlie at One Devonshire Gardens and tips on how the future generation of chefs can progress in the industry.

Listen to the episode in full

Get in touch

We’d love to hear from you in next week’s episode.

If you have an opinion about anything we discuss, get in touch with your comments. Drop us a message on the Scotsman Food and Drink Facebook page, or contact me on Twitter @RosalindErskine or via email using

Try the interactive version of the podcast

You can download the Entale app on iOS for exclusive immersive content to accompany this podcast, including pictures, maps and graphics.

Scran is a Laudable production, and is also available wherever you get your podcasts – just search for ‘Scran’.

Also, you can listen to Scran on Spotify or Apple

Scran season 7: Exploring the World of Mouth exhibition in Edinburgh 

• Listen back to episodes from series one and episode one two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven twelve thirteen fourteen fifteen sixteen seventeen and eighteen from series two of Scran.

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.
Copyright ©2024 National World Publishing Ltd
Cookie SettingsTerms and ConditionsPrivacy Policy
crosschevron-down linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram