Shri Bheema’s on Constitution Street – curry, wine and beer pairing

Dispel the myth - wine can be paired with curry. Shri Bheema's dispels this myth

I reviewed Shri Bheema’s on Nicolson Street, opposite the Festival Theatre, back in July 2016 and loved the fact that not only do they serve South and North Indian cuisine but it’s also a great restaurant if you have food allergies as they list all the dishes and the allergens…

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Contini – a new way to eat Italian on George Street

Contini's Italian donuts are deliciou

Although I’ve visited Contini Cannonball on Castle Hill, with its Glengoyne private dining room, quite a few times in the last six months, it’s a long time since I had set foot in Victor and Carina’s Italian flagship restaurant Contini on George Street. Last updated by Kerry Teakle at March…

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La Belle Assisette – stress free entertaining

Short rib of beef with Bordelaise sauce

Having friends over for dinner at the weekend, or even midweek is great fun, but the advance planning and deciding what to make for everyone can often get complicated. Especially when people share at the last minute that they no longer eat red meat, or don’t like mushrooms – there’s…

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La Petite Mort opens a porthole on a new world of cocktails

Yes, we put a light behind it so you can get the full glory of the stained glass effect of the porthole. And, in the shadows, my chin.

You know the feeling? It’s raining, and windy, and your gloves got wet at the bus stop and didn’t dry on the bus. You’re running late, hareing through the city. I had that night last Tuesday. But see, I knew there was a cocktail, lovingly prepared for me (me!), waiting…

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Vini Bal’s – Quick, authentic curry in a pouch

Vinni & Bal's curry sauces

Now some might think the title of this post is a bit of an oxymoron, but I really was hugely impressed with the cook-in sauces from Vinni and Bal. I have been caught in the past trying out other Indian sauces available in a jar from the supermarket, but they…

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Rye crispbread: baking the dream

Home-made crispbread and cheese.

I have a weakness for crispbread. Not the airy pale stuff, or the brown tedium that is Ryvita, but traditionally hard Swedish rye crispbread. I like it dimpled and, ideally, in large rounds that I can break into irregular shapes. There are few places in Britain that sells it (Nordic…

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West Coast Foods and Waitrose Tasting – Edinburgh Foody meet up for a night of food and drink

Comfort food on a February evening - courtesy of West Coast Foods

Our relatively new team of four at Edinburgh Foody love a team get together to talk all things food and drink. Team Tasting We were recently contacted by West Coast Foods, a lovely little butcher’s shop in Prestwick, Ayrshire, who have an online offering, to see if we would like…

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Stack Dim Sum Bar – keep bringing the goodies

Chicken with fermented tofu sauce. Gently funky.

My friend R. and I meet a couple of times a year to eat seafood. Often, we claim one of these get-togethers is a belated birthday celebration (because it sounds better than a pig-out). To start this year well, we decided to have dumplings because it was Friday 13th. Last updated…

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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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