In the midst of Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight, you’ll probably hear a lot about smoked salmon - but did you know that it was originally invented by Jewish immigrants?


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Smoking started off as a way of preserving fish for longer in the days before refrigeration, but, on arrival in Scotland, the Eastern Europeans who perfected the technique found that it was could produce something delicious when paired with premium Scottish salmon. These fish were said to get their unique flavour from their high muscle density, because they needed to be strong to swim upstream in cold waters.

On Rosh Hashanah, many families traditionally serve a whole, cooked fish. The head is said to symbolise the coming of the new year. If you want to put a gourmet twist on tradition this year, try one of our kosher smoked salmon hampers, served with a selection of sweet nibbles to wish you a sweet new year!