Full Moon Dinner at The Secret Herb Garden

I was lucky enough to be surprised with one of these amazing dinners at the weekend as an early birthday present – I can’t recommend this highly enough as a foodie ...

WIN dinner with George Clooney in Edinburgh for a £5 donation to homelessness

This has got to be worth a shot and all for a fantastic cause! Donate £5 and be entered into a free draw to win attendance at an exclusive dinner ...

Fermented Shark and other Icelandic Delights

I’m just back from a long weekend in Reykjavik, Iceland and what a foodie treat it turned out to be with some of the tastiest dishes I’ve ever had. I’ve ...

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Wine By Design – does design influence our perception of value?

By day I work as the Marketing Manager at Tayburn and last month we held Branding Unbottled. As the name may suggest it was focused around our food & drink clients and we were extremely fortunate to have Roz Cuschieri, CEO of Genius, speaking about their remarkable brand journey. Our MD, Simon Farrell also spoke and he provided […]

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ScotHot 2015 at the SECC (I’m speaking there!)

ScotHot is Scotland’s biggest food, drink, hospitality and tourism trade show. It brings together key buyers and decision makers from top hospitality and catering establishments, with a wide variety of suppliers from all areas of the hospitality, tourism and catering industries. &, I appear to be speaking on the Spotlight Stage – talking about Social […]

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Anfora – Leith’s newest Wine Bar Opens this Week

Gutted I can’t make the opening night for this cracking looking place – the food sounds and looks bloody amazing (so I don’t recommend looking at this if you’re hungry)! Can’t wait to try it out though…opens on the 19th February! Situated in the historic Vintners Rooms in Leith, Anfora is a new addition to Edinburgh’s […]

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OpenTable reveals Top 10 romantic restaurants in Edinburgh & Glasgow

Interesting – ‘romantic’ isn’t necessarily the first word that springs to mind for some of these restaurant but there again I’m not known for having a particularly romantic nature! I’d be interested to hear what everyone else thinks on these….?  Adventurous Brits happy to gamble on new restaurants for Valentine’s Day 89% of Brits dine at […]

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2015 is Year of the ‘Currizza’ – the UK’s first curry pizza!

2015 is Year of the ‘Currizza’ as invention of naan bread pizza goes national The brainchild of Glasgow-based entrepreneur and chef Dave Gannon, Curry Dave Currizzas use Indian naan bread as a base, topped with authentically fresh curry sauces and grated mozzarella. Originally invented as an experimental snack for staff at his Indian restaurant in the French ski resort of Chamonix, Gannon […]

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NEW – YO! Sushi opens on Princes Street, Edinburgh

For all you sushi lovers a brand new YO! Sushi opened on Princes Street on Tuesday! Situated on the corner of Princes Street and Hanover Street, overlooking The Mound, Princes Street Gardens and Edinburgh Castle, the new 65-seat restaurant will create over 25 new jobs in the local area and has been designed to appeal […]

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An evening with Yotam Ottolenghi – Edinburgh Lyceum, 10th November

Really looking forward to this next week!  Join Yotam Ottolenghi, regarded as one of the most innovative, creative chefs and food writers in the food world, for the long-awaited publication of Plenty More. It picks up where Plenty left off, with over 150 more inspiring, vegetable-based dishes. The chapters are organised by cooking method – […]

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Chocolate Dipped Cardamom Fudge Recipe

For everyone who asked me for the recipe – here it is! This was in the BBC Good Food Magazine’s Birthday issue and having never made fudge before and being in possession of a newish, unused sugar thermometer I decided to give it a go. It’s super simple, although a little heavy on the arms […]

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Fish Eatery, Edinburgh – Review

Last week I finally got the chance to try out Chef Jason Wright’s new venture Fish Eatery in Picardy Place. It was a little strange being back in the same restaurant that used to be Mark Greenaway’s and before that Hawke & Hunter, but Jason comes with ‘previous’ (in a good way – Ondine & Steak) so was […]

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NEW Cannonball Restaurant, Gelateria & Cafe on Royal Mile

I’ve long been a fan of Continis (formerly Centotre) so will be looking forward to seeing Victor & Carina’s new venture.                                               A unique partnership has transformed one of the Royal Mile’s most historic […]

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