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Africa in Motion 2017 – Food and Movies in Edinburgh & Glasgow

One for people who like exciting food and world cinema… Africa in Motion (AiM) Film Festival runs from the 27 October – 5 November 2017 and is Scotland’s major annual celebration of African cinema, and it’s returning for the 12th year to bring audiences in Edinburgh and Glasgow a wide variety of creative stories from across […]

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DRY – an alcohol-free pop-up bar launches in Stockbridge, 17th Jan

This is an interesting new venture and they’re looking for foodie collaborators – supper clubs, pop-ups – the more variety the better   DRY, Edinburgh’s first alcohol-free pop-up bar to launch on 17 January 2017 at 15 North West Circus Place, Stockbridge. DRY’s founder Jamie Walker is a recovering alcoholic who set up Adelphi whisky […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Tony Singh Is Looking For Budding Chefs To Mentor

SCOTTISH CHEF OF THE YEAR, TONY SINGH, CALLS UPON AMIBITIOUS CHEFS The award-winning chef launches the TransPennine Express ‘Where Next Project’ – a unique mentorship scheme to select and nurture the North and Scotland’s hottest talent Television Chef Tony Singh, calls upon passionate individuals who have an ambition to work in the food & drink […]

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Crops in Pots – Book Review

I was sent a review copy of Crops In Pots – 50 cool containers planted with fruit, vegetables and herbs by Bob Purnell which is being published this month. It sounded right up my street as I’m currently planning my veggies for this year and it didn’t disappoint. I’d never thought of combining edibles with […]

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Edible Insects – the Latest Health Food…

Using insects as a sustainable source of high-quality protein is an increasingly hot topic and with an astonishing number of new businesses starting to exploit this emerging market, it’s something I’ve been wanting to explore (even more so since getting my hands on this old South African cook book with bug recipes galore).  So, when the lovely […]

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