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Scran season 4: Christmas special part one

The latest episode of our podcast Scran is now live.

Welcome to the first of our Christmas special episodes for 2021. We'll be looking forward to the festive season and talking all things food and drink and how to get the best out of the Christmas celebrations.

On this episode Rosalind speaks to Andrew MacDuff of MacDuff Butchers which opened earlier this year in Bonnie & Wild at the St James' Quarter in Edinburgh.

Next up Rosalind visits Crisis and speaks to Jenny Whyte, Volunteer Coordinator and Ewan Mathieson, Volunteer Head Chef.

Crisis is a charity that helps homeless people all year round and this Christmas will be feeding more than 300 people in Edinburgh alone.

Then Rosalind went looking for some recommendations around sustainable wine to try this year. She speaks to Bruce Jack of Bruce Jack Wines from his vineyard in South Africa.

Finally on this episode you'll hear from Evan Samson and Kevin Usher at Dumfries house who gave Rosalind some great tips and insight into how to prepare for hosting this Christmas and how to make your table look fit for a prince.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.

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