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Dishin' It

Dishin' It

By The Food Hoover

Another food podcast has joined the podcast world, but this one is different.

Dishin' It puts the spotlight on the food scene in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and wider Scotland to give listeners plenty of inspiration for the best places to eat, drink, stay and explore in Scotland.

Join Colin (also known as The Food Hoover) as he gets up close with food brands, food writers and content creators to chat about all things food, travel and everything in between.

You'll definitely have a growing appetite for Scotland once he's done blethering.
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Ep 18 - The Ginger Chef: The red head with recipes
Ep 18 - The Ginger Chef: The red head with recipes
And here we are at the end of series two. In this final episode, I’m gassing to Sarah Gordon who goes by the cooking alias The Ginger Chef - a fountain of knowledge when it comes to banging recipes and food reviews. Joining fully loaded with food finds from all across Scotland, this one has plenty for your eat list. Visit the The Ginger Chef blog and Instagram. Businesses and blogs mentioned in this episode: Cafe Boheme, Aberdeen  Crabshakk, Glasgow  Dishoom, Edinburgh  Documenting My Dinner  El Cartel, Edinburgh  Nikki Eats the World  Pasta Plus, Aberdeen  The Silver Darling, Aberdeen  The Tippling House, Aberdeen  Wild Ginger, Aberdeen  Follow my food escapades at thefoodhoover.com and on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
44:55
February 15, 2022
Ep 17 - Castleton Farm: Berries, bakes and a blether
Ep 17 - Castleton Farm: Berries, bakes and a blether
In this penultimate episode of series two, I get to know Castleton Farm where owner Anna Mitchell talks about where it all started for her family farm shop and its journey to becoming a well established Scottish brand. For plenty of chat about berries and business, you’re in the right place. Visit the Castleton Farm website Businesses mentioned in this episode: Dishoom, Edinburgh  Gloagburn Farm Shop, Perth  Little Doone, Alva  Ola Oils, Inverurie  Follow my food escapades at thefoodhoover.com and on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
25:02
February 08, 2022
Ep 16 - Greg Who Drinks Beer: Running the taps dry
Ep 16 - Greg Who Drinks Beer: Running the taps dry
After a longer than expected holiday, series two of Dishin’ It is back! This episode is all about beer as I pick the brains of Greg Christie who has a nose for scouting out the best beers from around Scotland and the globe through his blog Greg Who Drinks Beer. A keen runner, I get his essential running tips along with his top food recommendations featuring in his ultimate food trip around Scotland. Follow Greg on Instagram and visit his blog. Businesses and blogs mentioned in this episode: Big Beefy Biltong, Aberdeen BrewDog, Aberdeen  Brew Toon, Peterhead  Casc, Aberdeen  Civerinos Slice, Edinburgh  Ginger Chef  Melt (closed)  Overtone Brewing Co., Glasgow Westhill Filling Station / Hop Shop Aberdeen, Westhill  Follow my food escapades at thefoodhoover.com and on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
32:38
February 01, 2022
Ep 15 - Figment Coffee: Back to the grind
Ep 15 - Figment Coffee: Back to the grind
On today’s episode I catch up with one of the many masters of coffee in Aberdeen, Figment Coffee, where I chat with owner Neil to hear the secrets of the perfect latte art, starting up his favoured coffee house and of course hearing his go to places around the region. Check out the Figment Coffee range and shop Business mentioned in this episode: Crossbasket Castle Hotel, Glasgow Delivino, Crieff Forest Farm, Blackburn, Aberdeenshire Ox and Finch, Glasgow Simply Donuts, Aberdeen Follow my food escapades at thefoodhoover.com and on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
39:04
November 23, 2021
Ep 14 - Write ups and right fine feast with Julia Bryce
Ep 14 - Write ups and right fine feast with Julia Bryce
She's the Head of Food and Drink at DC Thomson (the publisher of the Press & Journal, Evening Express, Evening Standard and The Courier) who is the girl to go to for all the food intel here in the North-east. From what's new on the scene to food reviews, Julia knows it all and I was eager to hear her food highlights from all across Scotland.  Thanks to the sponsor of this episode, Castleton Farm. Read my full review of its cafe, shop and products over on the blog. Businesses mentioned in this episode: Bomb Donuts, Aberdeen The Bread Guy, Aberdeen The Butcher Shop Bar & Grill, Glasgow Cafe Harmony, Aberdeen Kirkview Cafe, Aberdeen Melt (closed) try out Trellis, Newburgh Moonfish, Aberdeen Orchid, Aberdeen Panda & Sons, Edinburgh Second Home Studio + Cafe, Aberdeen So… NYC, Aberdeen Rothesay Rooms, Ballater Tantrum Doughnuts, Glasgow The Tasting Room, Inverbervie Simply Donuts, Aberdeen Yatai (closed) try Masaki, Aberdeen 83 Hannover Street, Edinburgh Food bloggers mentioned: Documenting My Dinner Lost in Food Phat Scrans Follow my food escapades at thefoodhoover.com and on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
48:38
November 16, 2021
Ep 13 - Second Home Studio + Cafe: Studio life and cafe culture
Ep 13 - Second Home Studio + Cafe: Studio life and cafe culture
Get ready to let the creative juices flow as I’m joined by Kirsty Cameron the owner of the incredible Second Home Studio + Cafe. Making art accessible for all through her cafe, workshops and studio space, Kirsty has made one special place in Aberdeen. Talking about where it all started, the local culture scene and what’s next, Kirsty even had time to share her best places to eat and drink across Scotland. Businesses mentioned in this episode: Apercu, Glasgow Cafe Harmony, Aberdeen Cafe Strange Brew, Glasgow Gallery 48, Dundee Holy Cow, Edinburgh Moonfish Cafe, Aberdeen Orchid, Aberdeen Our lovely Goods, Aberdeen Twelve Triangles, Edinburgh Wild Gorse Pottery, Glasgo William and Johnson, Edinburgh Creatives mentioned: Art Girl Rising Johanna Basford Joanna Craig Follow my food escapades at thefoodhoover.com and on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
47:14
November 09, 2021
Ep 12 - Aberdeen Restaurant Week Special
Ep 12 - Aberdeen Restaurant Week Special
Aberdeen Restaurant Week is back and in this special, I’m exploring what Aberdeen’s foodie fortnight (Monday 1 - Sunday 14 November) has to offer. I’m delighted to be back as an Ambassador to review and document my food escapades. In this special episode, I pull together my very own dinner safari to catch up with three of the 40+ eateries involved this year to hear all about what they have in store. Businesses included in this podcast:  Al Fresco Italian The Braided Fig Kirkview Cafe & Bistro Koi Thai Mackie's 19.2 Travancore 8848 Find out where to dine during Aberdeen Restaurant Week. Watch the full episodes of Flying Visits on my YouTube channel. Follow my food escapades at thefoodhoover.com and on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
14:48
November 04, 2021
Ep 11 - Tuning the perfect menu with Lauren Mitchell of Northsound 1
Ep 11 - Tuning the perfect menu with Lauren Mitchell of Northsound 1
Host of the breakfast show on Northsound1, Lauren Mitchell, joins me to share her top food picks from all across Scotland. Covering her career in radio so far, reflections on the changing Aberdeen city scene, music and a whole lot of laughs, she wasn’t short of stories. Businesses mentioned in this episode: Bar Ninety-Nine, Aberdeen Cafe Boheme, Aberdeen The Cellar Restaurant, Anstruther Dakhin, Glasgow Eat on the Green, Udny Green, Ellon Moonfish Cafe, Aberdeen Old Course Hotel, St Andrews Second Home Studio + Cafe, Aberdeen The Tippling House, Aberdeen Yorokobi by CJ, Aberdeen Follow my food escapades at thefoodhoover.com and on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
01:01:42
October 26, 2021
Ep 10 - Simply Donuts: Going nuts for donuts
Ep 10 - Simply Donuts: Going nuts for donuts
Joining me in this episode is Kendal from Simply Donuts, who’s doughnut empire has boomed in Aberdeen over the past year. I couldn’t wait to catch up with her to talk all things donuts, business and creating a wholesome (and much loved) brand.  Follow my food escapades at thefoodhoover.com and on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Businesses mentioned in this episode: By Platter, Aberdeen Figment Coffee, Aberdeen Howies, Edinburgh The Coffee Apothecary, Ellon The Kale Yard, Nairn Wander & Graze, Aberdeen
57:40
October 22, 2021
Ep 9 - No Time to Dine: James Bond special with Build a Bond
Ep 9 - No Time to Dine: James Bond special with Build a Bond
On this special episode of Dishin' It, I'm joined by Fraser and Stuart - the hosts of the Build a Bond podcast - to mark the release of James Bond No Time to Die.  Bond has had many adventures but there's one thing missing from his saga, a food safari. Tasked with creating their dream Scottish Bond movie with a hefty foodie twist, Fraser and Stuart share their must eat stops for Bond and iconic movie locations.  Locations mentioned in this podcast:  Malmaison, Glasgow  Bombay Cottage, Hamilton  Isle of Mull Cheese, Isle of Mull  Mar Hall Hotel, Erskine  The Fife Arms, Braemar  Kylesku Hotel, Sutherland  Ee-usk, Oban
45:35
September 30, 2021
Ep 8 - Smoke and Soul: The story so far
Ep 8 - Smoke and Soul: The story so far
It's the final episode of the first series of Dishin’ It and I’m catching up with Lindsay from Smoke & Soul Aberdeen’s icons of wood fired meats and smokey smokey goodness. We talk all about where things started for the brand, riding the pandemic wave, collaborations and new chapters as her and partner Cory set sail on with a new sparkly project. Businesses and accounts featured in this episode: AVO Big Beefy's Biltong Breer Pie Brewtoon The Fat Sparrow Bakery Fierce Beer FreshMex Hammerton Store Hattoncrook Deli Simply Donuts Six° North STAXX ABZ Street Food Scotland / Plate Expectations Twisted Sisters
47:10
June 23, 2021
Ep 7 - Food and food writing with Rosalind Erskine
Ep 7 - Food and food writing with Rosalind Erskine
After a short break, I'm back with Rosalind Erskine the Digital Editor of The Scotsman Food & Drink (and host of the Scran podcast) who joins me to share her favourite places to eat from the central belt and beyond. Amongst all the food chat we talk about food writing, journalism and more importantly, banned words that make our toes curl. Businesses mentioned in this episode:  Anstruther Fish Bar & Restaurant  Ballantagar Cook School - Pitlochory, Perthshire Barra Berries - Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire Barra Gin - Isle of Barra Dean's Shortbread - Huntly, Aberdeenshire Forest Farm Dairy - Blackburn, Aberdeenshire The Gannet - Glasgow Gleneagles - Auchterarder, Perthshire Glenfiddich - Dufftown, Aberdeenshire Glen Garioch - Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire Harris Gin - Isle of Harris Locavore - Glasgow Loop & Scoop - Glasgow Mackie's 19.2 - Aberdeen Orkney Distillery - Orkney Porter & Rye - Glasgow Portsoy Ice Cream - Portsoy, Aberdeenshire Romaine Calm - Edinburgh
59:48
June 16, 2021
Ep 6 - Food and fitness with Scott Baptie
Ep 6 - Food and fitness with Scott Baptie
On this episode, I'm joined by fitness guru Scott Baptie who joins me to talk about food and fitness whilst banishing some dieting myths along with sharing health hacks. Scott's resources: Protein Handbook(s) 101 Ways to Lose Weight and Never Find it Again 30 Day Fat Loss Challenge Recipes Businesses mentioned in this episode: Big Manny’s Pizza (Aberdeen) The Braided Fig (Aberdeen) BrewDog (UK wide) Butta Burger (Edinburgh) Cafe Boheme (Aberdeen) Dishoom (Edinburgh) Kildrummy Inn (Alford, Aberdeenshire) Mackie’s Ice Cream (Rothienorman, Aberdeenshire) Maggie’s Grill (Aberdeen) Number 10 (Aberdeen) Second Home Studio and Cafe (Aberdeen)
53:46
May 17, 2021
Ep 5 - Pretty places with Exploring Edinburgh
Ep 5 - Pretty places with Exploring Edinburgh
Today I’m joined by Shawna who’s behind the Instagram travel account Exploring Edinburgh (and author of Pockets of Pretty) to talk all about cosy reading snugs, peaceful pockets and must visit spots in Edinburgh and beyond. Thanks to the sponsor of this episode: Sea Shanty Rum Businesses mentioned in this podcast: Aberdam (Aberdeen) Aberdeen Art Gallery (Aberdeen) The Bay Fish & Chips (Stonehaven) Bio Cafe (Aberdeen) Cafe Boheme (Aberdeen) The Darroch Learg Hotel & Restaurant (Ballater, Aberdeenshire) Dunbars Garden Close (Edinburgh) Dr Neil's Garden Duddington (Edinburgh) Gannet and Guga (Edinburgh) His Majesty's Theatre (Aberdeen) Newburgh Inn (Newburgh, Aberdeenshire) Orka Cafe (Aberdeen) The Pastry Section (Edinburgh) Portsoy Ice Cream (Portsoy, Aberdeenshire) Roseveare Tea (Edinburgh) The Rose Leaf Bar (Edinburgh) The Sandman Hotel (Aberdeen) The Secret Herb Garden (Edinburgh) The Shore Bar & Restaurant (Edinburgh) The Silver Darling (Aberdeen) The Sushi Box (Aberdeen) Tupiniquim (Edinburgh) Unorthodox Roasters (Kinross and Stirling) William & Johnson (Edinburgh)
52:20
May 11, 2021
Ep 4 - Aberdeen's food future with AVO / STAXX ABZ
Ep 4 - Aberdeen's food future with AVO / STAXX ABZ
On May the fourth (a.k.a Star Wars Day) I'm taking a look to the future to an exciting concept on the horizon in Aberdeen's food scene. I'm joined by Dave Griffiths, the man behind Aberdeen's must-dine spot AVO and his newest venture STAXX ABZ, a new market concept putting community at the forefront giving homegrown businesses a place to thrive. Listen in for all things food, business and the importance of community. Mentioned in this episode:  AVO (Aberdeen) Backyard Beach Collective (Aberdeen) Big Beefys Biltong (Aberdeen) Bread Meats Bread (Edinburgh, Glasgow) Bros Bagels (Edinburgh) Civerinos (Edinburgh) Figment Coffee (Aberdeen) Forest Farm Dairy (Aberdeen) The Ivy (Edinburgh) Keppleston Farm Shop (Aberdeen) Loop & Scoop (Glasgow) Madame Mews (Aberdeen) Makin the Dough (Aberdeen) Paesano Pizza (Glasgow) The Pitt (Edinburgh) Simply Donuts (Aberdeen) Six by Nico (Edinburgh, Glasgow +order for at home cooking packs) SWG3 (Glasgow) STAXX ABZ (Aberdeen) The Sushi Box (Aberdeen) Thistle Street Market (Aberdeen) Roots (Aberdeen)
01:05:32
May 03, 2021
Ep 3 - Drinks with Siberia Bar & Hotel / Twisted Sisters
Ep 3 - Drinks with Siberia Bar & Hotel / Twisted Sisters
Episode three has just been freshly poured! To celebrate the re-opening of hospitality, I’m joined by Stuart McPhee Managing Director of Siberia Bar & Hotel to talk all things boozy. If you’re after drinks inspiration, this podcast will be your perfect serve as Stuart joins to talk about what’s new from Siberia, drinks recommendations and spills all on a new brand he’s been working on behind the scenes Twisted Sisters. I'll save myself from giving away any spoilers so you’ll just have to listen in for all the juice - just hit the link in my bio for this week's ep 🎧 Mentioned in this episode:  A Guide of where to drink in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire created by @gingerchefslg Aberdeen Gift Card Backyard Beach Collective - check availability here Books and Beans (Aberdeen) Great Glen Charcuterie (Roy Bridge, Fort William) The Howe of Torbeg (Ballater, Aberdeenshire) JoJo's Coffee Shop (Aberdeen) Paesano Pizza (Glasgow) Six° North (Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stonehaven) Smoke & Soul (Aberdeen)
58:51
April 28, 2021
Ep 2 - Baking with The Fat Sparrow Bakery
Ep 2 - Baking with The Fat Sparrow Bakery
Graeme from The Fat Sparrow Bakery joins me on the podcast to talk all things baking. Making the leap to start up his own small batch bakery to feed the people of Aberdeen with the best artisan bakery goods, The Fat Sparrow Bakery is going down a storm. Find out how Graeme made his dream a reality, what’s next for his booming business and plenty of baking tips. This episodes recommendations: Gourmet Cheese (Aberdeen) Bandit Bakery (Aberdeen) Roots (Aberdeen) Singularity Sauce The Pier Cafe (Lairg)
01:03:15
April 20, 2021
Ep 1 - The best of Scotland with The Aye Life
Ep 1 - The best of Scotland with The Aye Life
Joining me for my first ever episode is Victoria, the face behind the Scottish travel blog The Aye Life (www.theayelife.com).  Well experienced with exploring Scotland, Victoria shares the best places to dine, drink and stay in Scotland along with detailing what's next for The Aye Life, touching on mental health and providing a whole lot of laughs. This episodes recommendations:  The Balmoral (Edinburgh) Foyers Lodge (Loch Ness) The Fishmarket (Malaig) The Gellions Bar (Inverness) Glen Dye Cabins and Cottages (Strachan, Aberdeenshire) Lettuce Eat (Inverness) Mill of Dess Lodge (Aboyne, Aberdeenshire) The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen (Edinburgh) Sweet Donside Cabins (Strathdon, Aberdeenshire) The Spiritualist (Glasgow) Zanres (Ellon, Mintlaw & Peterhead, Aberdeenshire) Follow my food adventures on Instagram, Facebook and blog. 
54:48
April 16, 2021
Dishin' It - Series 1 Trailer
Dishin' It - Series 1 Trailer
Another food podcast has joined the podcast world, but this one is different. Dishin' It puts the spotlight on the food scene in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and wider Scotland to give listeners plenty of inspiration for the best places to eat, drink, stay and explore in Scotland. Join Colin (also known as The Food Hoover) as he gets up close with food brands, food writers and content creators to chat about all things food, travel and everything in between. With episodes going live every Tuesday, you'll definitely have a growing appetite for Scotland once he's done talking.
01:26
April 05, 2021