Let the fun be Gin as the Old Curiosity Distillery launches its Gin Club

Hot Pink Tulip flavoured gin launches the Old Curiosity Distillery's Gin Club

Last week I wrote of my fabulous gin garden tour at the Secret Herb Garden and it seems the fun has only just begun as the Edinburgh-based The Old Curiosity Distillery has now launched a ‘Gin Club’, where gin lovers will have the opportunity to sample a brand new and…

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Cook’s Notes: The Quintessential Lemon

Lemons - full of vitamin C, zesty and colourful. They liven up drinks and food.

The humble lemon (part of the citrus fruit family) is a classy, essential (and compact) natural cook’s choice in the kitchen. Lemons have a high concentration of vitamin C conferring a wide variety of health benefits. With potassium to prevent heart problems, natural citric acid to improve digestion and antioxidants…

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Garden Gin Tours at the Old Curiosity Distillery – Be led on a magical mystery tour

Gin tours at the Secret Herb Garden provide a fascinating insight into how the Secret Garden Gins are made

Ever wondered about the process involved in making your favourite gin? Well now you can find out more, thanks to the fascinating gin garden tours, which have been launched in Edinburgh, courtesy of the Old Curiosity Distillery, based at the Secret Herb Garden. Last updated by Kerry Teakle at April…

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Cold Town House brings back brewing to the Grassmarket

The Cold Town House reviving brewing in the Grassmarket

A few weekends ago, after a rather wet and windy Nordic Walk up Corstorphine Hill, (part of my new keep-fit regime), Mrs Bite of Bite Magazine and I refuelled at Cold Town House in the Grassmarket.   We’d suffered a bout of FOMO, having been missed off the original launch-party list,…

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Paul Tamburrini at the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel – a most tasteful menu

Brill and broccoli in glittering surroundings.

It’s been 18 months since Amy reviewed Paul Tamburrini’s at The Macdonald Holyrood Hotel. That’s a long time for a restaurant, especially in a place like Edinburgh where the competition is fierce, so it’s interesting to see what’s happened there. We’d been invited to come in for a tasting menu.…

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Eating in Edinburgh – the pizza edit

Brave Heart @ Pizza Geeks

I can’t remember when I first had pizza. I do remember that the first time I went to a restaurant without a parent, it was pizza I went for. (I was eleven. I can’t remember who I was with – most likely a friend. It was just before I moved…

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The Printing Press reveals its spring menu

Venison with caramelised celeriac, brioche and herb crumb.

It wasn’t that long since we last visited The Printing Press – you may remember Kerry’s evening at the Chef’s Table. But it’s a new year, a new season. We’re back to try the spring menu.  (Spoiler: it’s good.) Last updated by Caroline von Schmalensee at March 15, 2019.

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Cook’s notes: fresh ideas with carrots


Many vegetables become fashionable – they just as quickly fall out of favour – but the simple truth is that all vegetables are healthy and nutritious and  all vegetables should be included in your daily diet. A typical example is the not-so-humble carrot. Packed full of nutrients, carrots are the…

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Sunday Lunch at The Sheep Heid, Duddingston

Box-baked camembert, chutney and dough sticks

I was looking forward to trying a re-launched offering at The Sheep Heid. When I last went a few years ago, the menu was a reflection of new corporate owners, Johnny Walker. Although the charming jumbled antiquities and dark wood furnishings remained, the food and drink felt soulless. This time,…

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Discovering Edinburgh – a well-balanced foody day out

Edinburgh - the view form Arthur's Seat.

I love walking around Edinburgh in the sunshine and if I can show my adopted home town off, all the better. My cousin came to visit recently and gave me a great opportunity to do just that. There are lots of great hotels in Edinburgh but I enjoy having people stay…

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