The Khukuri – Nepalese food and a hidden gem

My favourite dish of the evening, a chicken nuani masala

A colleague, who knows I love my food, told me of a recent find, The Khukuri, a Nepalese restaurant in Edinburgh’s West End, not far from Haymarket.   When I heard that Masterchef judge, Gregg Wallace had also recently paid a visit after the Calcutta Cup, I thought if it’s…

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Chop House, Bruntsfield – Sunday Roast

Chop House's piece de resistance - its sharing beef cuts

When you’re single, Sunday roasts are a rare thing so I jumped at an invitation to join other foodies at the Captain’s Table at the newly opened Chop House in Bruntsfield for a celebration of the best of British beef, with all the trimmings, accompanied by cocktails and wines. Who…

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SOUQ – Souq Saturday’s made for Belly Dancing

Vegetable Fataya - a sort of Middle Eastern flatbread pizza

Today, guest writer Lea Harris, who you might know as BakersBunny, shares her visit to Souq last week. I would have loved to be there with her but was in bed with a cold. What did I miss out on? A lot more than food. Last updated by Caroline von…

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Brunch and Supper: What It Says On The Tin

Salmon with ginger pancakes

Previously open only for brunch, the declaratively named establishment has now extended its offering – and opening hours – to include a supper menu. (Surprise!) The concept revolves around sharing plates, which fall into different categories by size or course; Lights (£5), Bowls (£7), Plates (£9) Sides (£3), Sweet (£4).…

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Nut butters – a bit of an obsession

Rye toast with cashewnut butter, home-made and bought chocolate spread and pistachio nut butter.

I’m avoiding the cliché ‘nuts about’ but must admit to having a great space in my heart (and stomach) for nuts and the products made with them. Particularly nut butters. Last updated by Caroline von Schmalensee at March 19, 2018.

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Belted Burgers – From farm to fork

The Braveheart burger

The last time I visited this Frederick Street venue it was a Chinese restaurant, Wok and Wine but it’s now been transformed into a Belted Burgers, where it’s all about the burgers and provenance is everything. EdinburghFoody was invited to join some other bloggers to find out more. Last updated…

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Gousto – living the mealbox lifestyle

Portobello mushroom burger: not something I would have thought to cook.

I love cooking, or should that be I did love cooking? Over the last year, I’ve got home first so dinner has been my responsibility. This year, I have things I want to accomplish: I need to claw back time. So, to save myself mental energy and time, I decided…

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Patisserie Valerie – The perfect pre-theatre tea for two

Patisserie Valerie's afternoon tea is the perfect pre-theatre dining spot for the Festival Theatre

I have a few obsessions in my life – good food and wine and a weekly dose of some form of culture.  It’s even better when the two can be combined and my first world problem is  normally debating where to eat that’s good value before the theatre, cinema or…

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Dean’s Tomatin single malt whisky fruit cake – a lovely treat

Perfect companions: Dean's Tomatin single shisky cake, Tomatin Legacy and espresso.

Dean’s, makers of short bread and biscuits, have teamed up with Tomatin to produce the Tomatin single malt whisky fruit cake. I’m lucky enough to have tried it with a shot of the whisky. Last updated by Caroline von Schmalensee at March 19, 2018.

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The Black Hoof brings a slice of the best of Spanish to the Scottish capital

Iberico ham. The best of the best?

Just before Christmas I noticed a development behind one of the bus stops on Dalry Road. Crossing the road and pressing my nose to the glass, I found a temple to Spanish ham: The Black Hoof. Last week, I finally made it into the shop for a masterclass in Iberico…

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