Food and Drink



A fortnight of food: Oktoberfest meets Cranside Kitchen this month

17th October 2021

Glasgow’s biggest outdoor restaurant expands its menu once more. Bringing Germany to our local this Oktoberfest, Cranside Kitchen is running their new event from the 14-28 October. The fairly-priced deals include a “Stein of Grolsch” plus either a giant pretzel, or a hot dog with fries, for £9.95 and £12.95 respectively. The offer will run ...


West End restaurant Cail Bruich brings first Michelin star in 18 years to Glasgow

26th February 2021

Head chef Lorna McNee is the first female chef of a Glaswegian restaurant to receive the accolade. In the heart of the West End, where Great Western Road meets Byers Road, lies the quaint Cail Bruich. It celebrates the historic achievement of being awarded the first Michelin Star that Glasgow has seen for 18 years. ...


Food on Film: Hayao Miyazaki’s treats for the stomach and soul

17th November 2020

The third entry in our Food on Film series, covering the significance of food in Miyazaki’s animations. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of entering the mystical and magical dimensions of Hayao Miyazaki’s films, then you’ll have noticed their many unique charms. For over 35 years, the veteran Japanese animation director and co-founder of Studio ...


Home Comforts: Creme fraiche on the brain

2nd November 2020

Janika Popova discusses how comfort food and self-love coincide. Trigger warning: eating disorders  In the morning, it was sirniki: quark sizzling in the frying pan and served glistening with drops of jam and creme fraiche. The type of breakfast that makes you feel sluggish yet happy in the morning. I remember the first time I ...


Home Comforts: Homesickness

1st November 2020

Natalia explores homesickness and finding her new meaning of home in our ongoing series. I left “home” three years ago, so homesickness is no mystery to me. Every November I would look forward to spending winter break walking the streets of Warsaw illuminated by Christmas lights. I would long for brisk mornings spent in cosy ...


This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for sustainable solutions

29th October 2020

Why not try a good piece of Tofurky this Thanksgiving? Every year, the holiday season results in large amounts of waste; from food waste to single-use plastic decorations to gift wrapping supplies. A major holiday for food waste during this season is Thanksgiving. For those who don’t know much about the American festival, it’s a ...


Eat Out to Help Out: how I saved the economy by eating Nando’s

29th October 2020

Iona Murfitt considers the pros and cons of the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme. I don’t know about you, but the best thing that could happen after being locked up in our houses for months due to a global pandemic was probably the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme. With half-price food at most ...


Glasgow: the vegan capital of the UK?

23rd October 2020

Check out some of Glasgow’s best vegan hot spots. There are many misconceptions surrounding the “Scottish diet”, with deep-fried and beige foods often the first to spring to mind. However, in actuality, the landscape for healthy and delicious vegetarian and vegan food options in Glasgow is vast. Back in 2013, People for the Ethical Treatment ...


Food on Film: Tarantino’s bona fide buffet of visual gastronomy

12th October 2020

The first entry in our Food on Film series, covering the significance of food on-screen. Few filmmakers have proven as able to spin their cinematic obsessions into masterpieces as Quentin Tarantino has. His ideas about violence in modern society will give film fanatics plenty to chatter about for decades to come; those of baser interests ...


Drone deliveries are the future

29th September 2020

Ditching the delivery vans, Tesco are now trialling a 30-minute delivery service via drones in Ireland. Since moving back to Glasgow, I have experienced drones whizzing past my window. It was initially a shock. I spent the rest of the day wondering why someone would possibly want to test their drones down the busy streets ...