Tag Archives: Foraging

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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Getting Our Hands Dirty – Foraging & Soil Science

This week the Gastronomy MSc kicked off properly and Monday was a brilliant day – we were looking at Food Procurement – a brief history and consideration of the methods and location from which we acquire our food and how this shapes our relationship with the environment. This included a guest lecture and foraging session with […]

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Nettle Beer (very easy recipe)

I’ve been wanting to try out this nettle beer recipe for a few years now – and just somehow never managed to get my arse in gear to do it. I’ve just bottled up some homemade elderflower champagne so now that my fermenting bucket is free again I decided to go get cracking with this […]

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A Gourmet Lunch at number one at The Balmoral Hotel

A colleague emailed round number one’s Christmas lunch menu and from the minute I read it I knew I was going, and I knew a couple of other ladies who would need little persuading to join me! So AVM, Strawberry Blonde and I decided we’d do things properly and booked the Friday off work so […]

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A Foraging day with Edinburgh’s Balmoral Hotel

To summarise, Wow! It’s not every day you get to have an ‘intimate’ lunch cooked by 2 Michelin starred chefs, out in the beautiful sunshine in the countryside using ingredients you’ve picked. Was it worth the £100 price tag – hell yes!

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