Vini Bal’s – Quick, authentic curry in a pouch

Vinni & Bal's curry sauces

Now some might think the title of this post is a bit of an oxymoron, but I really was hugely impressed with the cook-in sauces from Vinni and Bal. I have been caught in the past trying out other Indian sauces available in a jar from the supermarket, but they…

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Rye crispbread: baking the dream

Home-made crispbread and cheese.

I have a weakness for crispbread. Not the airy pale stuff, or the brown tedium that is Ryvita, but traditionally hard Swedish rye crispbread. I like it dimpled and, ideally, in large rounds that I can break into irregular shapes. There are few places in Britain that sells it (Nordic…

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West Coast Foods and Waitrose Tasting – Edinburgh Foody meet up for a night of food and drink

Comfort food on a February evening - courtesy of West Coast Foods

Our relatively new team of four at Edinburgh Foody love a team get together to talk all things food and drink. Team Tasting We were recently contacted by West Coast Foods, a lovely little butcher’s shop in Prestwick, Ayrshire, who have an online offering, to see if we would like…

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Stack Dim Sum Bar – keep bringing the goodies

Chicken with fermented tofu sauce. Gently funky.

My friend R. and I meet a couple of times a year to eat seafood. Often, we claim one of these get-togethers is a belated birthday celebration (because it sounds better than a pig-out). To start this year well, we decided to have dumplings because it was Friday 13th. Last updated…

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Macaroni – Mac & Cheese but not as you know it…

My smoked bacon and leek macaroni cheese is the ultimate comfort food

With the new year came a tightening of my purse-strings as my working week has gone from five to three days. I therefore need to cut back on eating out yet there’s still a need to catch up with friends but on a budget. Last updated by Kerry Teakle at…

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Pompadour by Galvin: luxurious lunch in exquisite surroundings

The sea bream of my dreams. The Jerusalem artichoke fricassé was gorgeous.

The Galvin brothers have two restaurants in The Caledonian hotel. We wrote about wine tastings at the Brasserie Deluxe last year. This January, Pompadour by Galvin, the restaurant upstairs, has opened for Saturday lunch. Did I want to come and review? Oh yes! Last updated by Caroline von Schmalensee at…

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Pizzeria1926 – authentic Neapolitan pizza in Edinburgh

La Luciana - the light of my heart. Look at the colour of that crust! See the gorgeous octopus. Find the garlic slices.

Locanda de Gusti is one of my favourite restaurants and regular readers know that I’m a fan of its owner, Rosario Sartore. Back in October he told me he was opening a Neapolitan pizza restaurant across the road: last week it opened. I was there on day two. Last updated…

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Wine Events Scotland – The Big Debate – Supermarkets vs The Independents

Wine Events Scotland hold monthly wine events in Edinburgh

Whilst I respect those that undertake a month of martyrdom or even longer, especially when it’s for a good cause such as Cancer Research and do ‘Dry January’, I’ll put it out there that I never do. No Dry January for Kerry I don’t think there’s any point in denying…

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