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Food Beyond The Plate – Foraging and Foodie Events

One of my Gastronomy lecturers is working on a collaborative project between food educators, foragers, chefs, artists and producers in the Edinburgh area. They are offering workshops and experiences from July 2017 which explore the world of food in its broadest sense in the beautiful Newton Walled Gardens at Millerhill just outside Edinburgh. You can find out […]

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Power of Food Festival – Events Programme – 17th-18th June

The full programme of events has now been launched, click on the image below to see what’s in store for this year’s festival… The Power of Food Festival, a great celebration of community food growing, will be held in 29 gardens across Edinburgh on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 June. 2017 marks the third edition […]

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Great British Menu 2017 – Scotland is Up on the 29th!

The Great British Menu is back and celebrating 140 years of Wimbledon. Ally McGrath from Osso Restaurant in Peebles will be returning to our screens as the only Scottish chef actually cooking in Scotland. I tried his GBM dishes last year – they were outstanding, we couldn’t stop talking about them for days. I was […]

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The Power of Food – Food Gardening Festival in June

This is a fantastic two-day festival that allows people the chance to visit different food-growing gardens in and around Edinburgh – with almost 30 gardens throwing open their doors this year, there’s bound to be something for everyone. I can’t recommend the Lost Garden of Penicuik enough if you fancy a wee trip out of […]

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Cocktails & Dinner at La Petite Mort

Any restaurant that names itself after the French phrase for an orgasm has to be pretty confident in it’s offering so when La Petite Mort asked me to come along and try their porthole cocktails and have dinner they didn’t need to ask twice. Tucked away around the corner from the Kings Theatre and adjoining […]

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Top Burger Restaurants in Edinburgh

The folks at Quartermile luxury apartments have been checking out the best burger bars in town for this guest post – I have to say I agree with the ones I’ve tried and the others look great too!  Top Burger Bars In Edinburgh Sometimes when hunger strikes, there is nothing you want more than a […]

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Mark Greenaway Launches ‘Perceptions’ – a cookbook like no other!

I love Mark, his restaurant and his style of cooking, not to mention his cheeky smile and endless enthusiasm so I can’t wait for the release of his new recipe book in a couple weeks time – the promo video is bright, fun and mouthwatering, surely a taste of what’s to come. I can’t stop […]

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Burns Supper at The Printing Press

You’ll probably not be surprised to hear that I got myself a whole heap of Burns Suppers (inadvertently) arranged this year – four in total, two of them on the same day – the 25th January, the traditional day for celebrating Scotland’s National Bard Robert “Rabbie’ Burns. Thankfully however, as guests of The Printing Press […]

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Lunch at Field Restaurant

I’ve heard nothing but good things about Field Restaurant since it opened in West Nicholson Street almost 3 years ago so when my boss ‘Dave’ offered to take me out for an end of year lunch I thought I’d take the opportunity to try it out. (I’ve only got two food pics as we chose […]

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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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