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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Wagamama’s steamed buns: my latest Asian craving

Korean BBQ Beef Steamed Buns

As a family we often have a default mode of grabbing a pizza before we head to the movies, so it was really refreshing to receive an invite from Wagamamas to pop in and try their new selection of hirata steamed buns over the holidays. Last updated by Nicki Sturzaker…

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Drunken apple and sultana crumble – Kerry’s quick and easy desserts

Boozy apple and sultana crumble with PX

I’m a firm believer in trying to use up store cupboard ingredients and this dessert was just that – using up a surplus of cooking apples, some sultanas, a bottle of Pedro Ximénez sherry and some ready made crumble mix I had in the freezer. The latter is something I often…

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Lemon posset with hazelnut shortbread – Kerry’s quick and easy desserts

The simplest of desserts,  my lemon posset is always a winner

As regular readers will know, I hate waste and the following dessert is a great way to use up any lemons and cream that you might find lurking in your fridge. It’s also one of my signature desserts that I often serve at lunch or supper parties as it’s so…

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Mr Lee’s Oriental Noodles in a Cup

Mr Lee's Noodles - 100% tasty, 0% nasty

After the excesses of Christmas and the New Year festivities, it’s at this time of year that most people succumb to those New Year resolutions, which are often broken by the end of first week. Whilst I’ve never been one for diets (most of my family would probably rudely say…

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The Walnut in Leith – home away from home

Hot smoked salmon, beetroot & horseradish

Well, we have all survived the excesses of Christmas and as a family we were certainly no different, however I made sure we had one evening’s escape from the kitchen as a treat and change of scene for everyone. So, where do you go that will please everyone’s palette’s without…

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