Happy Food!

It’s always good to hear about exciting new food developments and it’s jolly entertaining how you get to find out about them. In the case of Happy Food, a new online vegan food recipe show with fun at its heart, it was our common use of Hemma as a venue that brought us together. I…

Exciting June Contributors

Good evening, folks. I hope you’re all enjoying the bank holiday weekend and the restoration of acceptably warm weather. If you haven’t yet been to the Hidden Door Festival, make sure to check that out over the coming days. Just a quick note to pass on details of the June event, as there’s a fantastic…

The Smoked Duck

It’s as much as pleasure for me as it is for our Scran Salon audience to hear about all the wondrous goings on in our fair city. I’m always delighted to follow up with our contributors, particularly when then means getting to go and sample fantastic grub. Having had really enjoyable visits to both Alright…

Edinburgh Cocktail Month Competition!

We’ve had a lot of fun already this month, with cocktail events at the Last Word Saloon and Hemma, with the latter a special ZomaScran, in partnership with our friends at Zomato and Social & Cocktail. The fun doesn’t end there, though. Throughout May, which has been designated Edinburgh’s Cocktail Month, there’s the opportunity to…

Back the Union of Genius #SoupStarter!

We’ve supported various crowdsourcing projects over the course of the last few years, from Tupiniquim to Bloombox to the Edinburgh Catering Co, but always the closest to our hearts has been the original Kickstarter run by the folks at Union of Genius. Back in 2013, with a year of booming business behind them in Scotland’s…

In Ya Face with Alright Treacle

Since meeting Anna Hamilton, the Creative Director of Alright Treacle, at the Scran Salon event back in November, then having her along to speak at the December night, I’ve been meaning to visit her regular fortnightly supper club. I finally got round to ticking that off the list at her In Ya Face! event, last…

The Edinburgh Salon Launches

I’d been looking forward to the first Edinburgh Salon event, since I heard about it back in February. Drawing its inspiration from Jim Haynes’ weekly Paris events, it promised tasty grub and interesting chat in convivial surroundings. The location was kept under wraps until the day before, which added to the fun. It turned out…

The Edinburgh Salon…

…where interesting people meet over great food. In that wonderful way that Edinburgh has of being the tiniest big village in the world, it turns out someone that I’ve been working with in my 9-5 gig has been secretly harbouring saloneering thoughts. Along with a co-conspirator, they’ve now launched the idea – The Edinburgh Salon.…

Support the Edinburgh Catering Company Kickstarter

We do love a good Kickstarter to get behind. Way back when, we looked on in awe as Union of Genius raised a whopping £20k+ to fund the expansion of their empire. The commercial kitchen they were able to set up continues to bring soupy excellence to Edinburgh and beyond. Last year, when Brazilian gluten-free…

Fireside Collective’s Historical Feast

Just around the time we started on our great Lunchquest odyssey, back in 2011, there was an explosion of supper clubs in Edinburgh. My Monkish has an ongoing feature which captures a directory of them all. It’s a very handy resource. For one reason or another, numbers have since dwindled, with many moving on to…