Chef’s Table at the Printing Press Bar & Kitchen

A dessert of autumn flavours - honey and thyme roasted plum, with chocolate custard, cinnamon granola, and honeycomb ice cream

EdinburghFoody was invited to join other bloggers, food, travel and drink writers at the Chef’s Table at the Printing Press Bar & Kitchen at the Principal Hotel, to taste the very best of their seasonal dishes, prepared under the watchful eye of Executive Chef Colin Fleming. Last updated by Kerry…

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Spice Girl’s South East Asian curry kits – as easy as 1, 2, 3

A hearty & aromatic South Thai Massaman curry, made using Spice Girl's curry kits

Who doesn’t love a curry? I certainly do.  I’m not talking takeaways but a home-made version, thanks to a fantastic cheat product from Spice Girl.   It really is as easy as 1, 2, 3 steps to a versatile curry dish that is different every time. So simple are the kits…

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The Urban Fox – a welcoming Newington neighbourhood restaurant

Delicious pink duck breast in the front, sweet potato and beetroot burger in the distance.

It has been a couple of years since I worked in Newington and I have lost touch on the local bars, cafes and restarants. We enjoyed Hewat’s restaurant. Since opening in April 2018, The Urban Fox has been occupying that unit, winning a good number of local fans. Caroline and…

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Introducing Fazenda’s new cocktail menu

Make your own Sicilian Lady cocktail at home

Edinburgh Cocktail Week may well be over but don’t despair. Discover some new, lovely libations at Fazenda on George Street, who have a new drinks menu, which launched at the start of the month. Last updated by Kerry Teakle at October 7, 2018.

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Mumbai Street Food – Indian tapas style

Fish pakora in foreground, Christopher and two types of puri in the background.

A long time ago, the unit that now houses Mumbai Street Food was a Mongolian barbecue place. I remember it: dark, awkwardly long, full of people mixing flavours as if there was no tomorrow. The size of the unit hasn’t changed but what’s served and the ambience has. You can…

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Cooking on a Bootstrap – a gift I kept myself (but will give again)

Chickpea salad with nutburger. Tastes much better than it looks since I over-browned (no, didn't burn it. Didn't) the burger a little.

I picked up Jack Monroe’s Cooking on a Bootstrap when I was out hunting for chocolate. I meant to give it to a niece who recently started university: it seemed a perfect fit for a cash-strapped young person in charge of their own diet for the first time. But I…

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National Chocolate Week – any reason for a supermarket chocolate tasting

Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate. I know something about my palate that I didn't before. Or maybe it's about my psychology.

Next week is chocolate week. I’m not a chocolate nut but I am a chocolate snob. As you know, if you’ve followed us for a while, I’m a fan of savoury things: salty licorice, all things umami. It’s the same with chocolate. I like the dark stuff. So, for fun…

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Seeds for the Soul – the vegan force is strong in Bruntsfield

Orange cake and coffee at Seeds for the Soul in Bruntsfield.

A couple of weeks ago we went to Bruntsfield to have lunch at Thrive, but I had been tempted by the menu at Seeds for the Soul. Both menus appealed, but i had a hankering for comfort food: Caroline had set her heart on Thrive. We agreed to Seeds for…

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St. Andrews Brewing Company – something new, something old, all interesting

Tweed Kettle. I'm 100% sure that this looks and tastes a lot better than the original. St. Andrews Brewing Company.

St. Andrews Brewing Company has been in place on Potter Row for almost a year. It’s in a unit that has seen various pubs and restaurants over the years, most recently The Potting Shed. I went here when it was called The Wool Pack way back when. Last week, I…

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