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ghillie basan

Le Cordon Bleu London are pleased to announce on 23rd January we will be joined by food writer, broadcaster and Le Cordon Bleu alumna, Ghillie Basan. Ghillie will be signing copies of her latest book, Spirit & Spice, and delivering a talk on the value of food and the people and stories behind it.

Ghillie’s book features expert insights on pickling, preserving, smoking and outdoor cooking, with beautifully presented recipes detailing her fascinating life story and painting an inspirational, heartfelt picture of her family life in one of Scotland’s wildest and most beautiful corners. Taking inspiration from the notes of spice lingering in the air from nearby distilleries, Ghillie’s book identifies which whiskies enhance the flavours and spices of her recipes and explains how to pair the perfect dram to a dish.

Ghillie is the award-winning author of over 40 cookbooks. She has travelled the world extensively researching different cooking traditions and has unparalleled expertise on the use of spices. Ghillie runs a cookery school and wilderness retreat from her beautiful cottage and offers whisky experiences in her romantic, ramshackle barn.