Bondkakor (farm biscuits) – making a Swedish classic a little fancier with pistachios & chocolate

Tender, rich and rather lovely: fancy farm biscuits.

There was butter in the fridge and I realised I needed to use it. So I went to my favourite Swedish cookbook, the one that’s been with me since I was a kid, and looked through the biscuits there. I was quickly reminded of how much I like bondkakor (farm…

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The Food of Sichuan by Fuchsia Dunlop

The Christmas gift that keeps on giving (even if this is the page I keep returning to).

For Christmas I got the latest edition the The Food of Sichuan by Fuchsia Dunlop. I was immediately excited: we have a lot of cookbooks but none on Chinese cookery. Here was a beautiful volume on a specific region. I could hardly wait to finish the Christmas foods so I…

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Spice Pioneer Power Pods – the easiest way to spice up your cooking simply

Spice Pods Chilli Con Carne

Let’s face it.  Now it’s back to the grindstone of work, routine and trying to rustle up healthy meals for the family, for those too busy to enjoy the tasty results of home cooking, there is now a way to produce quality meals in a fraction of the time for…

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Let the New Year Be-Gin – Welcoming in the New Year with McQueen Gin

McQueen Orange and Cranberry gin was the perfect accompaniment to Barry Bryson's orange and chilli glazed duck, with roasted brussel sprouts, fennel, thyme, carrot and candied walnuts

Last December, EdinburghFoody’s Amy took a trip to Callander, to have afternoon tea at The Roman Camp. Callander and its surrounding areas, such as Loch Katrine also happens to be one of Kerry’s favourite places in the whole of Scotland, for its fantastic views, cycle routes around Loch Venachar and…

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Paolozzi Cafe at Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Paolozzi's Kitchen has an Italian inspired menu

Five years ago, working on a temporary contract for a public sector organisation near the Gyle, I used to take lunchtime walks to get my cultural fix at the Royal Bank of Scotland building nearby where the Wealth of Nations Sculpture by Eduardo Paolozzi sits.  Closer to home now, I…

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Hula Juice Bar and Cafe – the perfect place to start your new year healthily

Whatever your dietary requirements - Hula has something for everyone

When I was invited to try out Hula, described by the PR as ‘two gorgeous Vegan/Vegetarian-friendly (but not exclusive) health food restaurants in Fountainbridge and The Grassmarket, I didn’t automatically jump at the chance. Call me shallow but the word vegan always gets my hackles up. It was only when…

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The Free Company: Future Farmers

Pear clafoutis and creme fraiche

Self-styled ‘future farmers’ The Free Company are based out in Balerno, where they run fantastic supper clubs offering seasonal set menus. They’ve been established since 2017, but I first heard of them the other week. Where have I been!  Last updated by AmyB at December 17, 2019.

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Afternoon Tea at Roman Camp Hotel, Callendar

Roman Camp Hotel

Whilst Callendar is further afield than the location of most of our reviews, it’s well worth a visit. The lovely wee town, known to foodies for the marvellous Mhor Tearoom and Mhor Fish restaurant, is around an hour from Edinburgh by car. It’s also a great place for gift shopping,…

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Home-made yogurt: easy and satisfying. Is it?

Yogurt. Home-made. Creamy, delicious, cheap. Worth it?

I’ve been eating a lot of yogurt – specifically Greek – recently and had the thought of making my own. It’s easy, said the recipes I read online and in my cookbook. It’s satisfying, thrifty and domestic-goddess-like, said my head. So, off I went. Last updated by Caroline von Schmalensee…

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