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Parameswaran’s Special Wynad Special Pepper March 01, 2019 08:53

Vishnu's family has been producing and exporting Parameswaran's Special Wynad Pepper for 30 years and more. The finest pepper in India, and arguably the world, grows on a small estate in Wynad, in a beautiful valley where elephants are common, and tigers are still occasionally seen.

ChicP Raw Veg Houmous February 28, 2019 15:13

Founded by Hannah McCollum, ChicP was set up to bring healthy, colourful dips to the food market using those odd shaped and unwanted veggies that supermarkets like to chuck!

Mymouné - Our Lebanese Favourite! February 01, 2019 13:26

We do love to feature talented artisan producers from across the world, and Mymouné from Lebanon is one of our favourites. You may recognise them as having been featured in Nigel Slater’s Middle East series on BBC last year

Festive Opening Hours 2018 December 18, 2018 17:08

Opening hours for the pre and post Christmas and New Year period, 2018. I'd also like to take the opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your continued support.

Easy Christmas Entertaining From Provender Brown! November 29, 2018 15:00

As a lover of food, it won’t surprise you that Christmas is one of my favourite days of the year. And so, in the spirit of goodwill to all, we’ve pulled together the one stop Provender Brown Christmas Day shopping list!

Portugal : Diane's Adventure In Port November 29, 2018 11:44

Diane takes a wine tasting trip to Portugal, and what a great trip it was – lots of fun but also very educational.  This month, she's talking with new found enthusiasm on all things port.


What is Guanciale? October 30, 2018 14:51

Regular customers to PB eat almost as much pancetta as they do puddledub, but what you might not be so familiar with is guanciale. Many will make the mistake of thinking bacon, guanciale and pancetta are one and the same but I promise, they're not.  Read on to discover your new favourite ingredient!

Wild Hearth Bakery October 04, 2018 17:18

We are delighted to be stocking the wonderful breads and pastries from Wild Hearth Bakery. Drop into the deli to find out why Diane snapped up these amazing staples from Comrie.

Gin Infused Jaffa Cake Recipe October 04, 2018 16:48

For these wonderful Gin Jaffa Cakes you will need a bottle of Persie's Citrus Gin - we recommend you pour yourself a large one, with a slice of grapefruit and bottle of fentiman's tonic water. Once you've done that, you can begin!

Appley Ever After : Farm Fresh Apple Juices October 04, 2018 16:22

Appley Ever After is owned and run by Diane's old uni pal, Leeby Adam. As you might have guessed by the genius moniker, they produce a range of apple juices which we all think are super delicious!

Wee G & T Festival 2018 August 14, 2018 19:24

The Wee G&T Festival is Provender Brown Deli's celebration of all things juniper. Back for the third year, our tried and tested recipe will take place in a bigger, brighter venue allowing more people and even more gins!

Glorious Gazpacho July 03, 2018 11:08

International enthusiasm for this refreshing, delicious and nutritional tomato-based soup has gathered momentum in the last 15 years however, it has taken a wee while for us Scots to appreciate that a soup can be served chilled!
If you've never tried Gazpacho then we  recommend you do it now!

Top 5 American Food Favourites Loved By Scots! July 03, 2018 10:25

You don't need to be American to enjoy the foodie favourites coming out of the USA!

Green And Brown – A Winning Combination! June 02, 2018 10:08

Over the past few months we’ve made an even bigger effort to address our green credentials and the results are now in! A greener, leaner business and a Green Tourism Bronze Award for our efforts.  We’re all very proud and I hope that the differences we’ve made will also help you be greener when you choose to shop in Provender Brown.


Father's Day Gift Ideas June 02, 2018 09:27

Dads are notoriously hard to buy for and so we decided to help you all out this June by  coming up with the perfect Father’s Day foodie gift ideas so that you don’t have to!

Top Five Quick And Impressive Nibbles May 04, 2018 13:14

Impress your guests and your tastebuds without slaving over a hot canape tray. These quick and impressive nibbles make super dinner party canapes or simple snacks for sophisticated telly watching!

Top Five Perfect Partners For Cheese May 04, 2018 12:16

When it comes to perfect foodie pairings there's not much beats the tried and tested marriage of cheese and biscuits! Need a wee snack mid morning - cheese and biscuits.  A perfect munch while bingeing on Netflix - cheese and biscuits. The ideal end to a swanky dinner party - you got it, cheese and biscuits!

Top 5 Middle Eastern Ingredients March 30, 2018 13:24

In the past couple of years, ingredients and recipes from Northern Africa and the Middle East have started to emerge as store cupboard staples meaning we can now bring you the flavours and scents of a Middle Eastern street market while dealing with a producer just down the road!


A Cheese for all Seasons March 30, 2018 11:53

Most people are surprised to discover that the principles of seasonality apply to cheese.  In this great blog, Diane explains the subtitles in flavour, texture and availability in the product Provender Brown has built its reputation on!

The Wine Related Ramblings - G.D Vajra March 30, 2018 10:29

Derek Hamilton brings us this month's review... "The nose is sharp, the taste is sharper and they marry beautifully, for me, one of those wines that look, feel, smell and taste as they should."

New Kids On The Block February 27, 2018 18:42

This blog celebrates the more recent additions to the shelves of PB (we say recent... we mean in the past 5 years!) that have proved to be every bit as popular with all our lovely customers.  There's cheese (obvs!), ham, nibbles and gin. Perfect!


The Top Five Deli Items Of All Time* February 27, 2018 12:55

A lot has happened since PB opened on 10th March 2005, but some things never change.  There’s Diane, Lindsay and Martine for a start, still here and still smiling, and then there are a handful of amazing products that have remained best sellers throughout!

Rebel Chocolate February 26, 2018 17:26

We can't say its healthy - but we can say its healthier than other typical chocolate bars you'll find on the shelves. And that has to be something! Rebel chocolate has less sugar, more cocoa, is lactose free and comes with 25% protein. 

Spice Up Your Life! February 05, 2018 17:36

We caught up with Thea Samuel, the woman behind the taste-sensation that is Sri Spice, to find out more about her business. 

Top Five Grown Up Soft Drinks January 15, 2018 19:50

What do you drink when you're driving, off the booze or simply looking for an ice cold, refreshing tipple without the alcohol?  We've pulled together our Top Five Grown Up Soft Drinks that will make dry January seem like a walk in the park! 


Top Five Scottish Gins January 15, 2018 19:14

We're often asked what our top five, or top ten, best Scottish gins are but to be honest it would be like picking your favourite child - even if you do know the answer it would be inappropriate to say!  

Christmas Foodie Gift Guide 2017! December 05, 2017 15:11

The countdown is now well and truly on! If you're still looking at a blank list then fear not - we've got you covered.  Most of the items here can be bought on the website - with the exception of the small stocking fillers - so if hitting the town doesn't appeal you know what to do!

Loison - A Taste of Christmas October 27, 2017 16:03

I adore panettone at Christmas and a few years ago came across the best I've ever tasted. Loison comes beautifully packaged and with prices starting at around £12.99, it makes a perfect gift for everyone!

Wine Review - A-Mano Imprint of Mark Shannon, Primitivo October 27, 2017 15:46

Derek reviews this wonderful appassito from Puglia in Italy. "This sweet little delight is indeed very friendly, shaking my hand as I enjoy a little tipple on this October evening."

Scruffy Dog Cider Tasting September 25, 2017 13:26

George Blues and Carol McLaren, both born and bred in Perthshire, have created Scruffy Dog Cider in both Medium Sweet and Medium Dry varieties. Find out more >>>

Winners Revealed in First Ever Scottish Gin Awards September 25, 2017 11:55

The winners in the first ever professional drinks competition to assess Scotland’s booming gin business have been revealed and Provender Brown stocks almost every one!

Wine Review – Da Vinci September 25, 2017 10:08

Dateline, late September 2017 and we've invited Derek Hamilton to sample the Da Vinci, Chianti Riserva - corking this one will certainly bring the joy he seeks!

Wine Review – Corte Giara September 22, 2017 16:23

This month's Provender Brown wine review from Derek Hamilton is the Gorte Giara from Bardolino, Italy - The initial sharp taste is very fresh and lively, settling down to a lovely sweet finish! 


Mont D'Or Vacherin at Provender Brown September 22, 2017 15:14

There’s no secret that we love our seasonal ingredients here at PB and late September brings one of our favourites with first of the Vacherin Cheese arriving from its mountainous origins in Franche-Comté.

Menu and Wine Links From Italian Wine & Cicchetti Evening September 22, 2017 10:43

We were delighted to host one of the very first events for this year's Great Perthshire Picnic and even more thrilled to have Colin McSloy from Small City come along to review us.  For those of you who'd like to try the wines,  the full menu and links to buy are listed here.


The Wee G & T Festival 2017 - Who's Coming, What To Drink and Masterclass News! September 04, 2017 15:14

Following the rip roaring success of our first Wee G & T Festival last September we're delighted to announce the 2017 event looks set to meet, beat and surpass all of our expectations! Click through for our confirmed gins now >>>

Love Shortie Shortbread at Provender Brown August 29, 2017 13:02

We do love a sweet treat; the new Scottish shortbread company Love Shortie includes flavours such as classic All Butter, Lavender and Almond, and Dark Chocolate Chip and Orange.

The Award Winning BoTree Kampot Pepper - In Stock Now! August 29, 2017 09:13

BoTree Kampot Pepper - like regular pepper amplified by 1000%! It’s hotter, more aromatic, richer, muskier, more floral, more complex and simply more peppery than any other pepper. And its being produced in Cambodia by a guy from Perth!

Wine Review – Ruberpan, by Pieropan August 04, 2017 12:25

Derek Hamilton, the man behind 'The Wine Related Ramblings', reviews Ruberpan, from the Pieropan vineyard for this month's wine review.  


Madderty Micro Flavoured Gins July 30, 2017 15:35

Madderty Micro from right here in Perthshire, has launched a fantastic range of delicious, full-strength flavoured gins using their Nudist Gin as the perfect base.

Ibérico Ham - Taste The Difference! July 27, 2017 17:48

I’m sure many of our customers will have come across Ibérico ham (jamón ibérico) but I wonder how many understand what it is and how it differs from Serrano ham.  Read on to find out how to separate your bellota from your cebo!

Liberty Wines Sweeps The Board At Wine Merchant Awards July 27, 2017 17:27

Conclusive proof of the wonder that is Liberty Wines was given at the recent International Wine Challenge annual awards dinner where our fantastic merchant swept the board!

Diane's Lunch Review : Greywacke Winery June 27, 2017 14:06

Diane enjoys a wine lunch with Greywacke Winery and reviews the Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and their Marlborough Wild Sauvignon.

Wine Review – Coto de Imaz Rioja Gran Reserva 2010 June 05, 2017 17:20

Derek Hamilton of Wine Related Ramblings reviews one of our favourite Spanish exports; Coto de Imaz Rioja Gran Reserva 2010.  "Blood red, viscous with a nose that just hits you and this lovely red just gave me positive vibes from the off."

Join In The Conversation! May 31, 2017 14:45

We love to chat food and drink here at Provender Brown and would like to invite you all to join in - sign up to join today and you'll become one of the foodies in the know!


Eden Mill Mixology Cocktails - Ready To Pour Treats! May 30, 2017 10:15

We do love a cocktail here at PB and these gorgeous Eden Mill Mixology Gin Cocktails are the perfect accompaniment to any summer gathering.

Mungoswells Farm Milled Flour May 29, 2017 16:37

Mungoswell flour is produced using locally grown wheat which is stored, milled and packed on the MacDowell family farm in East Lothian.  Quality, provenance and taste shines through.

PB Gins - Summer 2017 May 22, 2017 08:28

We thought we'd make it easy for you to 'virtually' browse our gin shelves by giving you all an update on our current brands and varieties of our favourite tipple!