What we’re eating this January 2021 - the most exciting new takeaways, products and books to keep you going this month

We’ve rounded up a foodie-friendly selection of reasons to be cheerful in January.
Ravioli from Bad SeedsRavioli from Bad Seeds
Ravioli from Bad Seeds


Bad Seeds is a new collaboration between chefs Tomas Gormley and Sam Yorke. Between them they have experience cooking at some of Scotland’s best restaurants, including Andrew Fairlie, The Lookout, Castle Terrace, and the Bonnie Badger.

They’ll be taking their first bookings from the 22 January for deliveries on the 29/30 January. Three courses is £38, with vegetarian options available, and you can add on matched cheese and wine.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

The first menu includes hand-picked crab claw, fermented radish, apple and rye bread and this magnificent looking (and tasting) starter of wild mushroom ravioli, chicken wing, mushroom ragu and Perigord truffle.


It’s official, January 24 is Peanut Butter Day. Thus, we suggest that you get yourself along to Edinburgh’s branches of Nice Times Bakery (147 Morrison Street) Love Crumbs (155 West Port) or Mini Love Crumbs (22 St Stephen Street) for one of their magnificent peanut butter and chocolate crinkle cookies, £2.70. They’re the finest tribute to Sunpat you can get.

Lasagne from GloriosaLasagne from Gloriosa
Lasagne from Gloriosa


If you’re still on the lard-free wagon, pick up the new book from Aberdonian nutrition coach and personal trainer Graeme Tomlinson, aka The Fitness Chef. Still Tasty features 100 low calorie versions of dishes including sweet and sour pork, lasagne and mac ‘n’ cheese.

£16.99, hardback, eBury.

Bross Bagels Rabbi BurnsBross Bagels Rabbi Burns
Bross Bagels Rabbi Burns


One of our favourite Glasgow restaurants, Gloriosa, has launched BIGBAGS on Fridays and Saturdays. You pre-order, collect at their hatch, and you’ll get a family feast for four at £50 (may vary) including, for example, an oven-ready lasagne, salad, wedge of focaccia and cake slices.

1321 Argyle Street, Glasgow (0141 334 0594, www.gloriosaglasgow.com)


Japanese Guide to Healthy DrinkingJapanese Guide to Healthy Drinking
Japanese Guide to Healthy Drinking

Try Bross Bagels’ new limited edition Rabbi Burns bagel, which is filled with haggis, smoked applewood cheese, bacon, onion chutney, latke and whisky infused mayo, £6.50, available from their Bruntsfield (165a Bruntsfield Place), Leith (6 Manderston Street) and new Portobello (177 Portobello High Street) shops, along with a vegan version of the treat. They’re extending its availability beyond Burns Night, until the end of January and maybe beyond, as boss Larah says: “It depends how much the good people of Edinburgh want to fill their hole with the Rabbi, as it’s been super popular so far.”


Explore the gray area, when it comes to booze, with the help of the new book The Japanese Guide to Healthy Drinking: Advice from a Saké-loving Doctor on How Alcohol Can Be Good for You by Kaori Haishi and Dr Shinichi Asabe. It teaches readers how to drink healthily and covers what to eat alongside alcohol, how beer can help prevent dementia and secrets for avoiding a belly.

Robinson, 14 January 2021, £14.99 hardback/e-book



Honey producer, the Scottish Bee Company, has launched a new product range as part of its plans to grow the company’s healthy food and drink portfolio. They’ve created a selection of cordials and vinegars. The shrubs (a non-alcoholic syrup used to make drinks), £6.25 each, contain concentrated fruits, sugars and aromatics, and come in three flavours – Strawberry and Mint; Spiced Apple and Bramble; as well as Raspberry and Ginger.

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this article. We're more reliant on your support than ever as the shift in consumer habits brought about by coronavirus impacts our advertisers.

If you haven't already, please consider supporting our trusted, fact-checked journalism by taking out a digital subscription.

Related topics:



Want to join the conversation? Please or to comment on this article.