Edinburgh Food Social

I wrote briefly about the Edinburgh Food Social’s Crowdfunder in the round-up March’s salon event, but thought it best to write a little more expansively about it as it’s a project very worthy of your attention, as it enters the final few days of their funding drive. The brainchild of Eleanor and Will from the…

Welcome to the Creative Salon!

I’ve been remiss in not writing before now about a new sister Salon, the Creative Salon, which launched in Edinburgh in January. At the helm is Carolyne Latham of Puppet Anima fame. I’ve known Carolyne for a good wee while having met at our “mother” event, the Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Lit Salon. Carolyne…

The Pitt

The organisers of The Pitt – Scott from Rost and Hal from Barnacles & Bones – were along at the December salon to tell us all about their launch event, which took place in the middle of that month. I didn’t make it along as I was detained on important matters of state in Stockbridge…

Scotland’s Foodscape – A Food Symposium – 26-27 April 2016

The Queen Margaret University masters course in Gastronomy and Italy’s University of Gastronomic Sciences have come together to host a food symposium, which will explore the significance of food in Scotland, over two days in late April 2016. Regular saloneer Charlotte Maberly, who is the co-creator both of this project and the MSc course, is…

Ror’s Kitchen/Barnacles & Bones Autumn Feast

After an absolutely frenetic week at the salt mines, I was delighted to have the prospect of an innovative dining experience at the end of it. A collaboration between police box favourite Barnacles & Bones and Ruaraidh Menzies’ Ror’s Kitchen, it promised four courses of seasonal treats in a mystery location. Ror had told us…

Hammond Charcuterie Crowdfunder

Regular attendees at the Edinburgh Farmers’ Market on Castle Terrace will be familiar with the outstanding work of Hammond Charcuterie. Having been in operation for two years, Rachel Hammond’s Borders-based business is now looking to take things to the next level with new, expanded premises from which to deliver butchery workshops and up production levels…

Dundee Literary Festival

It was joyful to be back in Dundee at the Literary Festival and almost inconceivable to think it had been a year since the last one. We crammed in a good few food reviews over the weekend, including stops at Tony’s Diner, the DCA, Medina and Pacamara, but there was much fun to be had…