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Published: Jan. 4, 2018, 2 p.m.

Flora Shedden, Neil Forbes, Sumayya Usmani, Ghillie Basan and Simon Preston - meet BBC Radio Scotland's Kitchen Café team of experts! Bake Off's Flora Shedden, award winning chef Neil Forbes and acclaimed cookery writer Sumayya Usmani join forces with international spice expert Ghillie Basan and food innovator Simon Preston in this weekly celebration of Scotland's fabulous seasonal larder. As well as helping you cook up a storm in your own kitchen with sparkling ideas and recipes, it's a series about the stories behind those ingredients - who's producing what, where and how in Scotland. Each week The Kitchen Cafe team delves into a range of topical and seasonal subjects. Alongside great recipe suggestions we'll be exploring food history and trends in food and nutrition as well as recognising - but most of all enjoying - the essential role food plays in all aspects of contemporary Scottish life. From cooking with the kids to feeding the family, treating yourself to a meal out to entertaining friends or creating a romantic dinner for two, we want to help you get the best out of your kitchen and the best out of the amazing range of produce Scotland has to offer. BBC Radio Scotland's The Kitchen Cafe...making radio taste better than ever!