There are times, when you're on the road and travelling around, when you need sustenance. Nothing fancy or adorned with Michelin stars, just something that fills the belly and puts a smile on your face.
There was such a day when The Other Diner and I were in Scotland. We'd been driving around a while on a hot day, were thirsty and hungry, and not a little scratchy with each other as a result. Glucose levels needed restoring, and fast.
Luckily, we wound up in a little town called Aberdour, just a few miles from Edinburgh, but across the Forth bridge.
And there, in Aberdour, we hit upon the Cedar Inn. Better still, on the lunch specials menu, was something we couldn't resist.
Reader, I bring you...
Chips and cheese!
A venerable Scottish favourite this, as is chips and curry sauce (the choice of The Other Diner, and which lurks in the background of the photo).
Forget fancy cooking - this had everything I needed. The chips were fresh as you like, homemade, and fried to perfection. The cheese was just the right amount, tasty, but not overwhelming. And all washed down with a half pint of real ale. NOTHING could have been better. NOTHING.