Scran season 6: Celebrating Scottish seafood at St James Quarter

The latest episode of our podcast, Scran is now live.

Published 17th Mar 2023
Updated 10 th Oct 2023

On this special episode of Scran we talk to Scotland's National Chef, Gary MacLean (who I think we can now call a Scran regular) and Teddy Lee of Maki & Ramen about the upcoming Seafood Festival that takes place at St James Quarter and will celebrate sustainable, Scottish seafood.

We discuss the importance of sharing knowledge around Scottish seafood and encouraging everybody to explore the amazing array of produce we have available to us us.

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Gary tells me about why this is important and gives me some advice around how not to go about smoking fish at home.

Teddy tells us about how the scene for Japanese food has exploded in recent years compared to 15 years ago when he first came to Edinburgh when there was only one restaurant with Japanese dishes on the menu.

I also chat to Jennifer Laseen, Hospitality, Food and Beverage Director at St James Quarter who gives me an update on how the business is expanding and going from strength to strength.

We also learn more about what you can expect from this year's Seafood Festival.

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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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