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…

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,…

Scran Salon at the Dundee Literary Festival

We’re very pleased to announce that Scran Salon will be part of the programme for the 2014 Dundee Literary Festival, in October. The rich and varied programme of events brings together “stories, comics, cakes, walking, music, poetry, tapesty, eagles, bears and much more…” so it sounds like a fun time is guaranteed. We’ve already confirmed…

Scran Salon Glasgow launches!

It’s a big week for Scran Salon. We have our September event coming up in Edinburgh next Monday. Thursday will see the announcement of a super-exciting piece of news, so stay tuned for that. But first came the launch of Scran Salon Glasgow, last night. Compered by Emma from Food & Drink Glasgow, the event…

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A Warm Welcome to Scran Salon Glasgow!

We’re delighted to announce that Scran Salon will have a Glasgow sister in the shape of Scran Salon Glasgow. Emma from the excellent Glasgow foodie blog Food and Drink Glasgow will be the steady hand at the tiller. To make sure that folks from the central belt and beyond can attend both the Edinburgh and…

A Day of Market and Garden Fun in Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s a generally lively place, but there just seems to be so much going on at the moment. Until fairly recently, I tended to try and take Saturdays as my day off away from all things food related. I have now developed a regular Saturday lunchtime routine of popping around the range of local markets,…

Quick news round-up

Here’s a quick catch-up on the latest news that has reached my ears. As mentioned in the closing ramble at the May event, this Saturday sees regular saloneer Jurgen Donaldson turn 30 in considerable style. He’ll be throwing a Gatsby themed fundraiser in aid of Cancer Research. Details here. There are some truly outstanding prizes…

Soul Sushi at May Scran Salon!

In addition to all the fantastic contributors we told you about, just the other day, we’re now delighted to announce that the chaps from Soul Sushi will be along at the May event, too. Bringing lunchtime delivery of sushi to Edinburgh’s city centre, you’ll get a chance to hear all about what they’re working on.…

Congratulations to Fred, plus May contributors announced

We were delighted to hear that April salon contributor and master of Les Escargots Fred Berkmiller had been recognised for his contribution to Scottish food culture at the recent launch of the new List Eating and Drinking Guide. Huge congratulations to Fred. This was timely recognition following the recent success of Budding Chefs. We look…