Scotland’s FoodScape

We wrote about the Scotland’s FoodScape event originally back when it was first announced in December 2015. Since then, regular saloneer Charlotte Maberly, along with her merry band of folks from the QMU MSc in Gastronomy, have been working to put together a fantastic programme for the event, which came to fruition the other week.…

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…

Fun Times at Restaurant Day in Edinburgh

After a whirlwind couple of weeks, from first hearing about it to actually delivering it in action, we were delighted to play a part in bringing Restaurant Day to Edinburgh, for the first time, on Saturday past. Two dynamic trios were at the forefront of Edinburgh’s contribution. First up we had the lunchtime shift at…

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…

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…