The Basement – the team goes for a Mexican feast

Fish tacos. Come to mama!

A couple of years ago I reviewed The Basement after it’s refit. Christopher and I were impressed with the guacamole and had a great night. A couple of weeks ago I returned with the Edinburgh Foody team to see if it still has what it takes. (Spoiler alert: it does.)…

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The Seaweed Cookbook – superfood recipes from the sea by Xa Milne

Basic pasta sauce: flavoursome, easy and full of umami.

Seaweed is a bit of a favourite ingredient of mine. I enjoy cooking with it and I enjoy the various things seaweed does for us. So when I was given a chance to review The Seaweed Cookbook by Xa Milne, I jumped at the chance. A whole book dedicated to…

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Seasoned Pioneers’ spices conjours up happy memories of South Africa

Bobotie - a Cape-Malay creation spiced up with cumin, coriander and cloves

The Beast from the East inspired me to revisit a recipe from warmer climates and thanks to some spices from the Seasoned Pioneers, I’m going to transport you to Knysna, South Africa reliving flavours and memories of somewhere I spent six months in 2003. Last updated by Kerry Teakle at March…

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Sicilian Fine Dining with Sabrina Damiani

Fennel and orange salad

The Edinburgh Foody team had previously sampled the delights of private catering with La Belle Assiette, so I was only too happy to accept a similar offer. This time, it was the turn of passionate Sicilian cook Sabrina Damini to showcase her native cuisine. Last updated by AmyB at March…

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Kyloe hosts my roast – the smaller roast lunch, perfect for two

Sundays are made for long lazy roast lunches at Kyloe

I like nothing better than a Sunday roast but being a single girl about town, it’s not often I get to cook one, or even go out for one.   So I was delighted to be invited along to Kyloe Steak Restaurant and Grill, to try their Sunday roast for…

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Fazenda – upscale Brazilian bar and grill hits Edinburgh

Picanha. Oh yeah.

One of the pleasures of food blogging are invitations to intersting restaurant. Earlier this week I attended a press and blogger dinner at Fazenda, a Brazilian-style restaurant on George Street. I had many servings of delicious meat and interesting conversations with my fellow food writers. Last updated by Caroline von…

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The Herringbone – new bar and restaurant offers warm welcome in Goldenacre

Sugar-cured lamb with fennel and leaves. Lovely!

I have a friend who lived in Trinity for years and has recently moved down the road to Inverleith. In the past, we’ve usually met at hers or in town but that is changing. Last Thursday, I met her for dinner in her new favourite local spot: The Herringbone. Last…

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Chocolate sauce: simple sweetness

A pot of chocolate sauce and a dipping date. Yum!

Pancake day and Valentine’s day both happened earlier this week and we celebrated a significant anniversary. Today is Friday and although we’ve celebrated plenty already, I want to make something nice for after dinner. I’m thinking buckwheat pancakes with chocolate sauce. Last updated by Caroline von Schmalensee at February 16,…

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Galvin Brasserie de Luxe’s Valrhona Chocolate and Champagne Tasting Masterclass

Champagne and Valrhona chocolate paired desserts - what better way to spend a dreich evening

Tomorrow may be Valentine’s Day and the day sales of chocolate and champagne rise and yet for us singletons,  I’ve renamed the day ‘Galentine’s Day’ and will be celebrating with my girlfriends  in celebration of female friendships; and yes we’ll probably be consuming lots of chocolate and champagne too! Last…

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