What we do
We’re passionate about food. We write about ingredients, cooking, producers, baking, brewing, restaurants and chefs, often with an Edinburgh-centric or Scottish flavour. However, as we’re all non-Scottish you’ll get a healthy portion of food from further afield too!
Who we are
Caroline von Schmalensee, Amy Brewer and Kerry Teakle write the Edinburgh Foody blog with occasional guest posts from fellow food bloggers. Danielle Ellis set up the blog in 2010.
Cooking, eating and drinking is fun as well as necessary. Caroline does food for fun and she writes for a living. “Good food makes the world a more delicious and satisfying place. Good writing, meanwhile, can make the world a less confusing place”.
The third recruit to Edinburgh Foody, Amy enjoys anything that involves craft beer, pulled pork, burgers or street food – although she has been known to swap her chip fork for a posh frock on occasion. Former soupmonger at Union of Genius, Amy now obsesses over Mara Seaweed for a living and drums with indie rock pop outfit The Alibis by night.
Working in communications during the day, by night, Kerry is a self-confessed culture vulture and foodie, and can be found lapping up anything culinary or to do with the arts. She’s has a particular love of Scotland’s national drink and is on a mission to ensure all her friends do too. In October 2016, she won Best Reader’s Recipe at the Observer Food Monthly’s Awards for her Glengoyne whisky, Orange and Almond Cake. Continuing on from some challenges she set herself in 2016, which were to try 50 new Edinburgh restaurants or cafes she hadn’t eaten in before, she’s looking to add to this list in 2017, as well as developing some new recipes and entering lots more competitions! When not blogging for EdinburghFoody, you’ll also find her writing about theatre and the Fringe for TVBomb.
Previous team members
Everything changes. Here are some of the people who have been part of the team over the years.
Having trained as a professional baker in France in 2014, it is fair to say she is obsessed with bread. She loves meeting people who create food whether chefs or producers and spends most holidays in pursuit of food in one form or another. She is now based in Gloucestershire. Follow her as Breadbakerdani on Twitter.
Chief chatterbox and Mum on the run! Nicki is a foodie at heart and is in constant search for the best scone in Edinburgh, but in their absence she always has a secret stash of dark chocolate to get through the day.
How we work
We accept products and books to review and competition prizes. We are often invited to visit restaurants, bars and events by owners and PR companies. However, our views are our own and we reserve the right not to add a review. If we’ve accepted an invitation to review, you will see a note to confirm this at the end of the post
How Edinburgh Foody was born
Danielle founded Discover the Taste in 2003 and ran the company for 4 years taking fellow foodies behind the scenes wherever there was good food: restaurants, delis, farms, bakeries, etc. Founded in 2010, Edinburgh Foody continues that passion. It gives an eclectic impression of all the great things about food and the wonderful people who create, grow or are otherwise involved with it!
Get in touch
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