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I was excited about The Scottish Vegan Cookbook and sad that I had to miss the launch at Stockbridge Library. So I got the book, selected a number of recipes to cook and had at it. This is what I made and what I thought.
Every season brings change: this summer, Paul Tamborini left the Macdonald Hotel Holyrood and set off on new adventures. The new restaurant is Surf & Turf, a second outing for a concept that’s worked well for the Macdonald Hotels in St Andrews. I went to investigate.
No foodie will want to miss the screening of Chef’s Diaries: Scotland on Saturday, 5th October 2019, which sees the renowned and ‘ever-hip’ Roca brothers (Joan, Jordi and Josef), travel around Scotland discovering the cuisine of this country.
‘I go by here on the bus almost every day,’ said the friend I was meeting at Sonder, ‘I’ve always thought it looks nice.’ And it does. Bright and fresh in medium wood, white and sage green, it’s an inviting and cheerful space. The kitchen is open which gives the restaurant…
Courgettes are a wonderful seasonal fruit: yes, a fruit, not a vegetable, but usually found on the vegetable shelves. Summer varieties continue into thicker-skinned relatives such as pumpkins and squashes in the autumn.
A full Spiegeltent joined cookery writer Ghillie Basan for a Middle Eastern-inspired Afternoon Tea with Sabrina Ghayour who was at the Edinburgh Book Festival last week to discuss her latest book, Bazaar.
YouTube isn’t usually where I go for cooking inspiration. But I was dipping a toe, getting hypnotised by Japanese cheesecake videos and, suddenly, saw the title for this bread recipe: Pain facile: homemade 3 MIN NO-KNEAD bread (Dutch-oven Baked) video. I clicked and a love story followed.
I was in the baking section of my local super market and did double-take when I saw the instant mug cake. If there’s a powder version, it must have really made the main stream. It was a rainy, dull day. I decided to do some research and see if there was…
When I arrived in Edinburgh, Mary King’s Close was difficult to get into: you needed to get special admission from the council and they tended to only give that to groups. That is no longer the case. This year, you can not only get into this fascinating historical part of…
We all recall blissful memories of enjoying juicy melons as a thirst-quenching fruit on a warm summer day – either on a picnic or on a far-flung hot holiday destination.