Scotland’s Year of Food & Drink 2015 Launches

I’m not a great one for attending food industry events, these days. Some of the ones I’ve attended in the past haven’t really compelled me to return, for one reason or another. They’ve tended to be stilted and “worthy”. Anyhoo, I was intrigued enough by the launch of the Year of Food and Drink 2015…

Budding Chefs Head to France

Fred Berkmiller came along to the April Salon event to tell us all about the Budding Chefs events, which took place in Edinburgh in March 2014. Now, it’s time for the return leg, with some of Scotland’s best emerging talent heading for France. Along with Craig Sandle, executive chef of The Pompadour by Galvin and…

Edinburgh Restaurant Festival

As Ali Liddy told us at the August salon, this October will see the arrival of the Edinburgh Restaurant Festival. Launching with a fabulous Chef’s Table event on 8 October, over sixty eateries are involved, with events, special menus, and a general sense of celebration across the city. With the festival running from 9th-23rd October,…

Patrick Geddes – An Inspirational Environmentalist

The wonderful world of food has many connections and inter-relations across Edinburgh and beyond. This is scarcely a new phenomenon, of course, and much of our current thinking can be traced back through the fabric of the city for many years. One central figure in the world of Edinburgh conservation, ecology and environmental planning is…