Food For Thought

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  • 22 January 2009
Food For Thought

Stephen Jardine

TV Presenter

I’m delighted Burns Night is falling on a Sunday. During the week, my eating consists of breakfast on First Scotrail, lunch in the STV canteen and then dinner with whatever is left by the rest of the family when I eventually get home. However, Sunday January 25th deserves to be marked in style. I’ll start the day at Porto and Fi in Newhaven, my favourite spot for Sunday breakfast. Their scrambled egg and parma ham is dream food but, with a nod to the bard, I’ll instead go for a soft white roll with Ayrshire bacon. For lunch I’ll reluctantly continue my January health and fitness regime with a bowl of home made soup. My wife’s pea and mint is the favourite of the moment. At night we’ll be having a traditional Burns Supper with friends. Nothing fancy, just good Crombies haggis, neeps and tatties from Damhead and a cranachan to finish. Last year it led to a eureka moment when I decided to eat only Scottish food until St Andrew’s Night. That experiment has now ended but I’m more convinced than ever that Scottish is best and Burns Night is the perfect excuse to celebrate our greatest poet and our amazing natural larder.

Stephen Jardine presents STV's weeknight magazine programme, The Five Thirty show, Monday to Fridays at 5.30pm.

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