One of the questions I am often asked is “Who is Edinburgh Foody?” For most of this year, we have been quite a different blog. We have had some very special writers join Caroline and I to write posts. I spent much of the year in France, and they stepped in to help. I love the different voice they’ve given to the blog, their different perspectives and enthusiasm. A big thank you very much to all our writers.
I loved Amy Brewer’s comment (with the name of restaurant removed). “I loved my review of x not because the food stood out for me, but because I had to think carefully about how I phrased my review. I enjoyed the challenge of being fair – I didn’t want to put the place down just because I didn’t like it, when others might enjoy it. I think blogs should be written and read with their context in mind.”
This so sums up what we do. We always try to be fair, and if there is something we really do not like, we do not write about it. We’re sure it is something you and all the people we work with appreciate!
This year’s favourites
I asked our regular bloggers what their favourite posts were. Enjoy reading the posts again with their comments in mind! Caroline and I add our favourites too. We’re heading for our fifth year and with more than 400 posts, we are so proud of what we have done, and will do!
Locanda di Gusti
This was my favourite post.
The Valcomino Expo was gloriously bonkers, so is my favourite post from this year.
My favourite post? That would be my visit to Craigies fruit farm this summer. It’s the only pick your own farm left near Edinburgh now, and as well as growing delicious fruit it gives people, especially children, the chance to see where their food comes from and how it’s grown.
Very simply, the best meal I had all year was at Aizle.
Danielle’s favourite post
Held at the Scotch Malt Whisky Society by Seafood Scotland, this was my favourite on several levels. Not only was it the first time that I was convinced matching whisky with food really worked (thank you Whisky Belle), but I gained a fascinating insight into the industry from the guests at the event and at a subsequent visit to J B Seafood.
Sophie and Vohn