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Peebles-based UK World Chocolate Master Ruth Hinks on TV from Monday

We’re doing well in The Borders just now, what with Chef Ally McGrath’s recent appearance on Great British Menu (he actually visited Ruth on the show to be shown how to temper chocolate for his dessert), we now have UK World Chocolate Master Ruth Hinks and her team at the Cocoa Black chocolate factory in […]

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WIN with Prosciutto di San Daniele & Grana Padano

The lovely people at San Daniele & Grana Padano kindly sent us a wee hamper with some samples and a cheese knife – I’ve often bought Grana Padano – I like to use it in my cooking – but never (knowingly) tried the Prosciutto before – it was really good too – so soft, unlike […]

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Great British Menu Kicks Off With Scotland – Meet Newcomer Ally McGrath

Meet Ally McGrath, Great British Menu newcomer and the only Great British Menu 2016 Chef currently cooking in Scotland. I’m thrilled to be currently helping him out with a bit of marketing as the shows go live.  The eleventh series of Great British Menu kicks off this week with the Scottish heats. Ally McGrath, Adam […]

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A Gourmet Steam Train Journey To Tweedbank

Scotrail are currently running The Royal Scot steam train along the Borders Railway from Edinburgh Waverley to Galashiels and Tweedbank every Sunday between 7th August and 25th September and they kindly invited me along to try out the service. And my, what a wonderful trip it turned out to be… We were booked on the 16.46 […]

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Hendrick’s Gin Bus Tour – A Gloriously Quirky Festival ‘MUST’

Last night we took a trip on HERBERT – Hendrick’s Extraordinary Roving Bus of Exceptionally Refined Travel courtesy of Hendrick’s Ministry of Marginally Superior Transport. I wasn’t really sure what to expect but the invitation piqued my curiosity and oh my, what a brilliant experience. We met at Bramble for a cheeky H&T (Hendrick’s & Tonic) before […]

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Foodies Festival Edinburgh 5th-7th August

Foodies Festival Edinburgh Returns to Inverleith Park this weekend with a Feast of Culinary Delights & Foodie Fun Scotland’s Michelin-star and top chefs cooking live in the Chefs Theatre: Focus on Brazilian street food on the Street Food Avenue for the Olympics More award-winning producers than ever before Champagne, wine and whisky masterclasses Burlesque Baker Charlotte […]

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Pokemon Food & Drink Stops in Edinburgh

I haven’t got into the whole Pokemon Go craze that’s sweeping the world just now but I do love the fact that Edinburgh bars and restaurants are jumping in on the action – here are a few where you can fuel both yourself and your new-found Poke habit. Feel free to let us know of […]

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Guy Grieve & Tom Lewis Looking for Edinburgh’s Ready Steady Chef!

This looks enormous fun…..  Two of Scotland’s top food insiders have teamed up with Edinburgh Food Festival to challenge budding chefs to a cook-off in the famous Spiegeltent Palais Du Variété.   Ready Steady Chef, a fusion of the much-loved Ready Steady Cook and MasterChef television show, is debuting at the Edinburgh Food Festival. Not only is the joint […]

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WIN a pair of tickets to The Royal Highland Show 2016

It’s almost that time of year again when Scotland’s ‘greatest show’ sets up shop at Ingliston and we all pray for great weather – one of my favourite days out of the year – The Royal Highland Show. As usual, it’s jam-packed full of fabulous foodie delights…. Hugely successful ‘Scotland’s Larder Live!’ returns to Royal […]

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A Private Chef at Home – What A Brilliant Experience!

Q. Nadine, would you be interested in hosting a dinner party in your own home for 8 people, where we’ll send a chef round to cook for you, at no cost or inconvenience to yourself? A. Erm, well let me think about that for a nanosecond… I love to host dinner parties and really enjoy […]

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