New cookbook inspired by gran

The 'Three Sisters' are pictured with their mum Alison and gran Lillian.
The 'Three Sisters' are pictured with their mum Alison and gran Lillian.

A Kirriemuir granny has inspired her three granddaughters to write and publish their own cookbook.

Lillian McCallum (89) was famed in the town for her home-made tablet, which she sold in the family newsagent A.G. McCallum. Always a keen cook, Lillian and her daughter Alison Reith (63), a former home economics teacher, taught sisters Gillian, Nichola and Linsey to bake.

So enthusiastic were they that the sisters turned their backs on their corporate careers to pursue their culinary dream and open the Three Sisters Bake café in Quarriers Village, Renfrewshire, in 2011.

The 224-page hardback book, ‘Delectable Recipes for Every Day’, is the culmination of years of cooking, creating and tasting and it places a strong emphasis on using local Scottish produce.

Gillian said: “For us food is about delighting the senses, cooking delicious things that look as good as they taste to enjoy with friends and family.

“After only being open for a year, we received an amazing and life-changing phone call from a publisher asking us to write a cookbook. We were over the moon. Having our own book published was a lifetime ambition for us, truly a dream come true.”

‘Delectable Recipes for Every Day’ is avaiable now from Waterstones and Amazon.