“Ghillie’s book exudes mouth-watering warmth”
- Yemisi Aribisala

Spirit & Spice is a portrait of family living and eating in the Scottish Highlands, inspired by the country’s fabulous produce, wild food and whisky. Ghillie shares her expertise in pickling, preserving, smoking, foraging and outdoor cooking to open up a world of flavour, which she uses in inspiring ways to pair food with whisky.

"Ghillie’s food and immense body of knowledge cross the frontiers of culinary cultures and traditions. As with her life, the recipes are exciting but always rooted at the source. This stunning book is no exception – Ghillie’s courage, sense of adventure and pioneering spirit is movingly captured in the beautiful photos, her compelling words and delicious recipes."
Helen Goh

Flavour is at the heart of this book and Ghillie skilfully finds parallels to bring dishes and drams together. Her warmth and charm light up every page and I was instantly inspired to try the recipes.”
Annabel Meikle (Keepers of the Quaich)

You can order copies online from Waterstones and Kitchen Press and other well known bookstores..

To find out more about Ghillie’s books, please visit her website.

On this culinary journey through the Highlands of Scotland, award-winning food writer Ghillie Basan meets a host of artisan food producers, farmers, crofters, fishermen and distillers.

From the wild glens of the Cairngorms, the bountiful waters of the Moray Firth and the rolling farmland of the Black Isle to the sea lochs, moors and mountains of Sutherland and Argyll, she discovers a huge variety of local produce. Here she shares some of the best of it: lamb and grass-fed beef, wild venison, fresh salmon and juicy langoustines, seasonal fruits and berries, cheeses and charcuterie, butter and breads, as well as whisky, gin and beer - and much else besides.

Featuring a hundred recipes gleaned along the way, ranging from the traditional to the contemporary, as well as the stories of the people she meets, this is a magnificent celebration of life and food in one of the world's most beautiful places.

"Beautifully written, wonderfully illustrated … It’s a love letter to the Highlands, to Ghillie’s home in the depths of the Cairngorms National Park, and to the amazing natural larder given to us by the land and the sea."
(Nicky Marr: Highland News and Media)

“It is riveting and engaging and has embraced the new genre cookery book where you don’t just get recipes but yarns about ingredients, producers and suppliers. Good craic on every page …
(Stornoway Gazette)

You can order copies online from Waterstones and Birlinn and other well known bookstores..

To find out more about Ghillie’s books, please visit her website.