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.

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

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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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Learning to Homebrew

Citra hops

Pre-ramble I’m a big craft beer enthusiast but I lack the technical curiosity to make my own. My pal Raymond, however, has spent the past three years honing his brewing skills across a range of styles, including a silky oatmeal stout and a Christmas-spiced saison. He’s only ditched one undrinkable…

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Royal Mile Market at the Tron Kirk

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Since it ceased to be a church in 1952, the Tron Kirk has only been open to the public sporadically. It’s been an on-and-off tourist information centre and served as a live music venue during the Fringe and Hogmanay. But now it finally has its doors open to the public…

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