About Edinburgh Foody AmyB

I established my career in marketing by eating and drinking my way around Edinburgh, for both personal and professional reasons. I have an encyclopaedic knowledge of Edinburgh's dining options, achieved through an unrivalled dedication to consuming everything the city has to offer.

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AmyB

I established my career in marketing by eating and drinking my way around Edinburgh, for both personal and professional reasons. I have an encyclopaedic knowledge of Edinburgh's dining options, achieved through an unrivalled dedication to consuming everything the city has to offer.

Illegal Jack’s – A Quick Burrito

Outside Illegal Jack's

Passing St Patrick Square on my way home, I thought I’d duck in and grab a couple of burritos from Illegal Jack’s. I’d been to the outlet on Lothian Road back in the day and followed their Kickstarter (or “Jackstarter”) closely, so it was about time I saw how they…

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What’s Cookin? It’s The Reole Deal

The four stages of muffuletta

As the drummer in indie-pop-rock band The Alibis, I count as the musical element of Edinburgh Foody. Consequently, I was enlisted to review ‘What’s Cookin? with Reole Shizzle,’ a CD of 13 reggae/pop tracks and a booklet of 7 recipes. Since most cookbooks don’t come with an accompanying soundtrack –…

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Move Over Cola for Kitsch Soda

Kitsch Soda Cucumber & Fennel

Everyone knows I love craft beer. But much in the same way absence makes the heart grow fonder, a night off the hops makes the palate stronger. I don’t mean switching to wine or G&T, but choosing alcohol free beverages instead. However, when you develop craft tastes for one thing…

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We Hae Meat – and We Like It.

Classic: square slice in a well-fired roll

Square. Lorne. Slice. Whatever you call it, until recently I’d have waved my hand at you dismissively and said ‘link’ is the one true sausage. Maybe it’s because I’m English and lorne is rare south of the border; maybe it’s because I find the square’s meaty granular appearance weird; maybe…

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Things we love – Edinburgh Festivals 2015 Part 2

Simple, good food from Enroot

A few more places that have caught our eye this August Enroot 21 and 22 August, Location: 67 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AU. Cost£10 booking fee, then pay what you feel There’s been plenty of chatter about Enroot amongst foodies in Edinburgh”a nomadic, grassroots venture that travels around hosting farm-to-table events…

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Menabrea: Something Old, Something New

Menabrea blonde beer

As the oldest commercially produced beer in Italy, Menabrea enjoys a reputation as something authentic and special. Its two varieties, ‘Bionda,’ a pale lager and ‘Ambrata,’ an amber-coloured ale, have been brewed solely at Menabrea’s brewery near Turin since 1846. A combination of maize and barley from Champagne, hops from…

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La Petite Mort, Edinburgh – Ooh La La

Scallops and smoked halloumi

Formally the Skean Dhu, provocatively-named La Petite Mort is making noises on Edinburgh’s food scene with its creative and modest menu. Its name refers to French slang for being over-full, but is most commonly defined as “orgasm.” Would the food be as pleasurable?

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Whisky Tasting with Lady of the Glen

Group photo

I must confess, I’ve never really liked whisky. But after accepting a recent invitation to a tasting evening with Lady of the Glen, I’m happy to report that I now appreciate its complexities and sensory delights. Lady of the Glen is an independent bottler of Scottish premium cask whiskies, founded…

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