The biggest happening of 2015, at least for foodies, is its rather bold designation as the Year of Food and Drink - not the week or the fortnight, mind, but the full 12 months.
Winter is here so it's time to wrap up warm, make umbrellas a permanent feature in your going-out gear, and find some tasty grub.
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This Christmas in the Mono kitchen, my right hand woman Anne put forward a dessert based on the classic Black forest gateaux.
The Christmas holidays are a perfect excuse to eat and drink exactly what you want and for me, no Christmas dinner would be complete without an indulgent dessert to top it off.
Eight years after opening his restaurant on the Leith waterfront - which gained a Michelin star within six months of opening - the celebrity chef Tom Kitchin is poised to take a giant leap forward.
It's good that the Scottish food and drink industry has gained enough confidence to mount not just a fortnight's, but an entire year's, celebration during 2015.
You have to hand it to Reuben Chesters, the fearless founder of the not-for-profit ethical food hub Glasgow Locavore.
There are just four days left to taste Britain's most expensive mulled wine, though you'll need to visit the Grand Terrace Champagne bar at St Pancras International in London.
Fallen Brewery has been around for a good few years now, but they've only relatively recently started brewing at their Kippen base, following the conversion of the village's former railway station into a brewery.