Tag Archive: Edinburgh

Mar 04

Price Check: What Things Cost Around the World

Aimed at helping travellers staying in holiday rentals and settling into a place for a while, Price Check is a series of posts in which we reported every two weeks on the prices of groceries (no, not only beer) at each destination we stayed on our yearlong grand tour. This post is a comparison of …

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Feb 13

Tasting Whisky in Edinburgh

We have a confession: we are not whisky drinkers. But as malt whisky is Scotland’s national drink, in keeping with our mission of immersing ourselves in the culture of the places we visit, whisky drinkers we are determined to become immersing ourselves in the world of 80 and 100 proof whisky. The Scotch Malt Whisky …

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Feb 13

Weekend Oats: Savouring Porridge in Scotland

There’s no dish that reminds me more of my childhood than porridge. This humble and much-maligned breakfast of oats, soaked and cooked in milk or water, was a winter favourite for my family growing up in Australia. While we had no ties to Scotland, where porridge is probably the country’s most quintessential dish after haggis, …

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Feb 11

Lunch in The Kitchin with Tom Kitchin: From Nature to Plate

When we asked around in Edinburgh about who would be the best chef to talk to about new Scottish cuisine and local produce one name kept popping up – Tom Kitchin. Tom runs his Michelin-starred restaurant, The Kitchin, in waterside Leith with his wife, Michaela, and he has an enviable resume. Tom went to cook at Pierre …

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Feb 11

The Dish: a Scottish Produce Dinner Party

This post continues from the last post about Local Produce here. When I put out a call on Twitter for ideas as to what I should make in Edinburgh for my series The Dish, about the quintessential dishes of the places we visit, Scottish chef Gary Robinson (former personal chef to Prince Charles and former chef of …

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