Tag Archives: chef

WIN tickets to Edinburgh’s Foodies Festival 2014

Foodies is one of my favourite foodie events of the year and we have 5 pairs of day tickets up for grabs for this year’s Festival returning to Inverleith Park on  8th, 9th & 10th August. To be in with a chance of winning 2 tickets to the Foodies Festival (worth £20 and valid on any […]

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Dinner’s ON! Inspirational ‘Foodies’ – Barry Lewis

I was recently intro’d to Barry – and you can’t fail to be inspired by his story – it’s well worth sharing and a wonderful encouragement to all ‘foodies’ who have dreams of making a career out of it.  Barry set-up MyVirginKitchen in 2010 and made videos of himself cooking recipes in the evenings and shared them on YouTube – every recipe […]

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A Foodie’s dreams came true on a significant birthday

Last weekend I saw in a significant birthday (yes, I know I don’t look bad for 21! ). I don’t usually ‘do’ birthdays but this year was to be a bit different, and oh my, what a weekend it was! So how does a foodie mark a special event… Food-wise it began with a birthday barbecue […]

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Cook with Exec Chef Craig Sandle at The Pompadour

I would love love LOVE to do this – not only is Craig a super talented Chef but he’s also a thoroughly lovely guy! Sommelier Peter Adshead, also knows his stuff so these are guaranteed to be cracking events for any foodie. Thursday Kitchen is back! Ever wondered what goes on in a professional kitchen […]

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Budding Chefs – Foodie events not to be missed!

Last night was the launch of the Budding Chefs programme 2014 – it was lovely to hear from this year’s mentor Craig Sandle, Head Chef of The Pompadour by Galvin and Galvin Brasserie de Luxe at The Caledonian, Fred Berkmiller, founder of Budding Chefs and Chef-patron of L’escargot Bleu and L’escargot Blanc restaurants, Vincent Guérin, Director […]

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Slow Food Masterclass on ‘The 5th Quarter’ (Offal) with Chef Neil Forbes

I would absolutely have loved to go to this, unfortunately I’m already booked but thought there may well be some other folk out there who would appreciate this! EXPLORING THE FIFTH QUARTER | Slow Food Masterclass with Grierson Organic This is the  perfect masterclass for meat-lovers who want to take their knowledge and understanding to the […]

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How to Cook the Perfect Steak – nothing says ‘I love you’ better!

Known as ‘Steak Girl’, I do eat a lot of the stuff and knowing how to cook a good one is an essential bit of foodie knowledge. To me. nothing says ‘I Love You’ better than a perfect and lovingly cooked steak in the comfort of your own home. So, with Valentines day on the […]

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Dining at the Pass at One Square at The Sheraton

Being a food blogger it’s fair to say a lot of invitations come my way, and I have to say, this was a corker…… An opportunity to dine in the kitchen at the pass at One Square, with fellow foodies Hilary Sturzaker, @mymonkfish, Danielle Ellis, @EdinburghFoody and Erica Douglas, @erica. On offer was a 7 course tasting menu […]

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Great Competition for all Amateur Chefs – The Mark Greenaway Award

A great opportunity for all amateur chefs………….& a pretty decent prize including Beer, personalised Chefs whites and a table for 4 in the Restaurant the night the winning dish is on the menu!  Mark Greenaway Award 2013 launches in association with Innis & Gunn  The Mark Greenaway Award has been established to find Scotland’s most innovative […]

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WIN a 3 Course Meal For Two (with Wine) at Thai Orchid Restaurant

I know there are plenty of creative foodies out there that might like this so thought I’d share. (I’ve never actually eaten here but it keeps coming up trumps on all the user generated content sites). Entrants are being asked to ‘challenge’ the restaurant to cook a meal that’s individual to them to suite their own […]

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