Experiencing food is an important part of experiencing culture. Just think about it - how do you tell the culture of Detroit, New York and Chicago apart? The pizza (among other things). But seriously, food and food traditions can tell you a lot about the past and present of a culture, and Scotland is no different.
We've asked Coinneach MacLeod, famous the world over as the Hebridean Baker, to tell us a bit about Scottish baking. We cover:
- How he got into baking
- The cultural norms that guide the Scottish style of baking
- Key Scottish bakes
- Whether baking/food is the perfect ambassador for a culture