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Coinneach MacLeod signing Hebridean Baker at Home at Brodie Countryfare on Friday afternoon

By Garry McCartney

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Mr MacLeod will be in Brodie this weekend.
Mr MacLeod will be in Brodie this weekend.

A BEST selling author from the Hebrides is presenting his new cookbook in person in Brodie this weekend.

Coinneach MacLeod - who has featured on ITV’s This Morning, Steph’s Packed Lunch and Kirstie Allsop’s Handmade Christmas - will be signing 'Hebridean Baker at Home' at Brodie Countryfare from 3-5pm on Friday, November 24.

The passionate homebaker loves bringing Scottish recipes to a new audience.

He said: "Baking and sharing the stories of the Outer Hebrides is my passion. Food is such a big part of our culture and I’ve been lucky to have travelled the world telling folk about traditional Scottish recipes and bringing a little bit of my island kitchen to everywhere from Vancouver to Johannesburg!

"Hebridean Baker at Home is my third cookbook and I have been so lucky to have been Scotland’s bestselling cookbook author for the past two years, and hitting the Canadian bestseller list this year."

Scotland’s Food and Drink Influencer of the Year has had over 26 million views on his social media videos, leading to sold-out book tours across the USA.

As well as 75 recipes, Hebridean Baker at Home is full of songs and photography that will inspire visits to the Hebrides. Friends share favourite secret locations including beaches, views, lighthouses, picnic spots and dog walks. The myths of the islands are covered as are stories of growing up on the island. And Coinneach shares his favourite Gaelic songs and poems, as well as some cocktail recipes.

He said: "In writing the book, I travelled from Islay, via Barra, Uist, Berneray and Harris before arriving home to the Isle of Lewis, meeting friends and family along the way and learning what home means to them and what they love to bake in their kitchen.

"I’m lucky to have amazing guest appearances including Scottish greats such as folk singer Julie Fowlis, Shuggie Bain author Douglas Stewart, Capercaille’s Karen Matheson.

"I hope people will feel whisked away to my island home and inspire them with delightful dishes to fill your space with Hebridean Hygge."

For more information, email hebrideanbaker@gmail.com

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