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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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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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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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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WIN – 2 Pairs Tickets to Great Grog’s Beer Fair on 27th Sept

The lovely folk at Great Grog have given us 2 pairs of tickets to give away, each pair worth £20! All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is email me, with the word BEER in the subject line. Winners will be drawn at random and notified on Thurs 25th September. […]

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A Scottish Chilli Farm, Scottish Wine and Scottish Sushi!

Last week’s press trip to discover some Foodie ‘hidden gems’ was fantastic, I’ve already blogged about the amazing tasting menu created for us by Chef Tom Lewis but I also wanted to mention some of the other things we got up to! Scottish Sushi: I love sushi and have always wanted to have a go […]

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Supper at The Wee Restaurant in North Queensferry

Last week, I happened to be in South Queensferry and remembered being invited to check out The Wee Restaurant, just across the bridge so took the ‘locational’ opportunity to give it a try. Just like it’s name (& the village itself), it is pretty ‘wee’, but rather lovely too!  And although we were among the first […]

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Private Dining at Ballathie House Hotel with Chef Tom Lewis

Last week I was lucky enough to be invited on a ‘Foodie’ press tour in Perthshire. We had a wonderful time meeting lots of inspiring food & drinks businesses, as well as getting involved (I especially enjoyed the sushi making master class with LovSushi and the Chilli planting at Chillilicious Chilli Farm but will save those for […]

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