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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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A Contemporary Burns Supper

QMS (Quality Meat Scotland) asked me to come up with a contemporary Burns Supper using Scotch Beef  (it’s PGI certifies provenance, quality and traceability). Always one to pick up a meat-related challenge, I was more than happy to oblige. After a trip to the super-helpful Saunderson’s Butchers in Bruntsfield, I settled on a hearty piece […]

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Anniversary Lunch at Craig Millar @ 16 The West End

After 48 hours of feasting in Fife courtesy of the Fife Tourism Board (more on those foodie adventures to follow) you might’ve thought that would’ve been enough, but then maybe not, my constitution has long been a source of amazement to others. There was actually an occasion to be celebrated, our first wedding anniversary, so […]

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Experiencing A Great British Menu at Osso

After watching local Peebles-based Chef Ally McGrath on Great British Menu last week we decided to treat ourselves to a visit at the weekend to try out his competition dishes which they are currently serving on the menu. The dishes are right up our street and we ended up having one of the best meals we’ve had […]

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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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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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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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I’m going back to school – MSc in Gastronomy at QMU

I am so excited to have won a funded position on Queen Margaret University’s MSc in Gastronomy! I’ve wanted to do this since it launched it 2013 so am thrilled to be starting in September. I’m also looking forward to satisfying my stationery ‘habit’ and buying some new notebooks. It’s a full-time, one year course and offers […]

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Lunch at Castle Terrace – Review

I was lucky to be invited along to a bloggers lunch at Castle Terrace Restaurant this week along with Danielle, Edinburgh Foody, Olivia, Oh! Taste and Emma Foodie Explorers. We were invited to see the changes from refurbishment earlier in the year, sample the menu and go behind the scenes. We were hosted by the Group’s (Kitchin, Castle […]

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