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The Mountain Cafe Cookbook: A Kiwi in the Cairngorms


Legendary breakfasts to fuel days on the mountain; inventive, zesty salads and indulgent and luxurious cakes – these are all hallmarks of Aviemore's Mountain Cafe.

Owner-chef Kirsten Gilmour draws on her Kiwi roots to turn out contemporary dishes with an antipodean love of fresh and bold favours, and in her debut cookbook she shares her secrets and inspirations with you.

The Mountain Cafe Cookbook is packed full of Kirsten's irresistible recipes for the best-loved dishes and drinks at her Highland restaurant. This is not difficult, fancy restaurant cooking, but gutsy, fresh, hearty food that will taste just as good from your kitchen as from hers.

With vibrant photography by Paul Masson, The Mountain Cafe Cookbook has over 130 recipes including everything from Smoked Fish Chowder and Sloe Gin & Bramble Salmon Salad to Chocolate & Coconut Brioche, Badass Brownies and Passionfruit Melting Moments. All delicious and bursting with flavour.

Includes over 130 recipes

“A beautifully written and photographed cookbook full of unpretentious yet delicious and inspiring recipes. If you are looking for a cookbook that you will actually use: this is it! There is something for every occasion here, from a casual snack to wholesome and filling meals for everyone, along with a wee interesting backstory of how each recipe came to be. One of my new favourite cookbooks in my collection!”     

Staff book review from Carly, Expenditure Officer  

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