Restaurant Review: Rendezvous @ Nargile – Middle Eastern Fusion

Rendezvous @ Nargile

“I can’t believe they say Scotland has bad food,” said one of my lovely co-diners. “I can’t believe this is being pulled off by a bunch of ginger-haired Scotsmen,” said I in response. The exchange fell at an early supper at Scotland’s supposedly best middle eastern restaurant – an oxymoron in its own right – while we were […]

Johan Unscripted: BOC Update + Ghost Chili Beer Tasting Video

Ghost Chili Beer

 A week ago, on a bit of a whim, I decided to try video on for size and released my first Youtube video. The rather humorous result, in case you haven’t seen it, is available here. I honestly didn’t know what to think putting it up, but wow guys, you sure hit me with a lot […]

Tasting Whisky: Glenfiddich Distillery Explorers Tour

Glenfiddich

Here’s a question for you: When on a walking trip of Scotland, what does one do when one finds oneself within walking distance of Dufftown, the self-proclaimed “Single Malt Capital of the World”? Elementary, my dear reader! One takes a day off from walking the Speyside Way in order to walk to the fair village of […]

Johan Unscripted: Bhut Orange Copenhagen Chili Tasting Video

Bhut Orange Copenhagen

Bhut Orange Copenhagen tasting? Riiiiight! Yeah… So, I got bored earlier today and decided to answer the age-old question: What happens when you put a food blogger and a web camera in the same room for an extended amount of time with not script whatsoever. The result is something I call “Johan Unscripted” and it’s […]

Eating Scotland: What I’ve learned about Scottish food

scottish food

As mentioned in a previous post and on Facebook, I’d gotten myself into a bit of a predicament over the summer. Without really knowing what I was doing, and totally disregarding the old saying of “never trust a skinny chef”, I signed up to do a walking trip of Scotland. Along with a few select […]