The term “foodie” is something that really annoys me. It sounds really pretentious like “oh well I’m a foodie, I’m an expert, blah blah blah” but my wife and I really must be classified as foodies. Liv, my wife, was a chef
for many years and when we go travelling we’re both the kind of people who will go for the most authentic local food possible, almost no matter what it is. We’re both also always on the lookout for new places to take our daughter. We jokingly use the term “break her” when we think about where we want to go because she’s nearly 3.5 years old now and if we don’t take her out on her days off from nursery and give her a really good runaround then there’s no chance of her sleeping at night. She’ll just charge and charge and charge until we almost have to shout her into bed. So last week I had to do some work in St Andrews (yes, that place where William and Kate met) and I had to go there via the Fife Coastal route as I also had to do some work on the way in Glenrothes and Kirkcaldy. As a note if you’re travelling to St Andrews, the coastal route is in places really pretty but it’s also really slow. If travelling from Edinburgh you’re best going up the M90 then turning onto the A91 and going through Cupar. Back to the story, I finished my work in St Andrews and had to do some work in Edinburgh afterwards so I came back the A91 route past the golf course and on the way I was slowed down by several cars pulling into this farm looking place called Balgove. If not for the cars slowing down I doubt I would have taken any notice of the place but I thought “ooh what’s that place” based on the number of cars parked, made a note of the name and when I got home I discovered it’s actually called Balgove Larder (think deli/cafe shop) with a really awesome looking steak barn called the Balgove Steak Barn
just to the side of the larder. So Friday night I was thinking “what can we do to break Amelia on Saturday” and I remembered finding something called Craigtoun Country Park
which is just a few minutes outside of St Andrews and has all kinds of things inside.