The Hub: afternoon tea for everyone

Sandwiches: crunchy cucumber, earthy red pepper hummus and tangy cheese and tomato.

‘What are they having? asked the woman who just walked past us with a five-year old on her hip asked the server. I’d noticed her – and the girl – staring at our cake stand. ‘It’s called afternoon tea,’ the server answered. ‘It’s a British tradition – a lovely snack…

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Estrella Damm Gastronomic Experience

#EstrellaExperience - A Journey to Joan Roca cuisine from El Celler de Can Roca

A touch of Barcelona was brought to Scotland last week courtesy of Barcelona beer brand, Estrella Damm, who brought Joan Roca of El Celler de Can Roca to provide the audience with a Gastronomic Experience and the opportunity to witness him cook and and speak. What a treat. Last updated…

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Lifting the Lid on Scottish food history at New Lanark

Old cookbooks - cakes, cakes, cakes!

I remember enjoying reading about the industrial revolution in school. It was almost near enough in time not to feel like a fairy-tale and it left its mark all over the city I lived in. It affected every aspect of how people lived, including what they ate. An exhibition at…

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Craft Beer for the People – The Brewdog Bible

Brewdog's Craft Beer for the People

Back in 2011, a nascent love of craft beer brought together myself and now-fiance Raymond. At the time, Brewdog was still a pup, but their hop-forward brews introduced us to a world of schooners, IPAs, mash tuns, festivals, homebrew competitions and more. Grateful for the kickstart, I’ve since enjoyed watching…

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No. 1 The Grange: Great pub grub

Haggis bonbons

I’ve been intrigued on Instagram for a while by a gastro pub in Edinburgh called No. 1 The Grange. You would think that the name would give it a way as to its location, but it took me a while to figure out where it was. Tucked away on the…

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Vegan onion tart: making my signature dish plant-based

It looks a little scorched but those dark bits just add extra caramelisation. No, honestly.

The Vegan Society recently congratulated a number of Scottish SMPs for issuing a motion to support the Society’s Vegan for the World campaign. Part of the campaign is a challenge for all of us to go vegan for a week for the environment. I’m not vegan but most of what…

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Milk does Café Party at Jupiter Artland – don’t feed the peacock!

Roast courgette wrap with quinoa and other goodies. The red cabbage was good too!

Jupiter Artland, the open-air art gallery, closes at the end of September and won’t open again until May 2018. That means that there are still two weekends to visit this year. Here’s what to expect and where to eat. Last updated by Caroline von Schmalensee at September 21, 2017.

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La P’tite Folie – hello, old friend. It’s been too long!

Scallops with celeriac puré and truffle oil. Yum!

Recently, I met Christopher after work and we decided to go for dinner somewhere. We were on George Street, walking towards the West End, so I suggested La P’tite Folie. We’ve reviewed them before but it’s time for an update: what’s happened in the last three years? Last updated by…

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Fresh & Co: Best Breakfast in the Big Apple

Pancakes French toast and maple syrup

Breakfast is one of my favourite dishes and this was probably reinforced when we recently went to New York. On our first morning there we were searching somewhere for breakfast. Initially I could only see the usual Starbucks and some Bagel place, which were not inspiring me when I looked…

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