Meatopia and Craftopia Line up announced

Craftopia meatopia London tobacco dock beer Melissa Cole

Craftopia and Meatopia - Breweries Announced Meatopia and the amazing beer writer Melissa Cole have announced the breweries taking part in this year’s Craftopia. Craftopia takes place Tobacco Dock from Friday 31st August until Sunday 2nd September. Melissa Cole is a sommALEier, who knows her stuff.  Pulling no punches she’s a straight talking lass with bundles

Fish stew Samphire seafood restaurant Inveraray scotland

Food: Samphire, Inveraray

Seafood at Samphire Inveraray Popped into Samphire at Inveraray for lunch recently. What a treat.  Samphire specialise in seafood, a sensible choice when you are on the banks of Loch Fyne. You can find the restaurant at the top end of Inveraray, just past the church-cum-roundabout. Once inside you will find a small dining room

Food review: Julie’s Kopitiam, Shawlands, Glasgow

Julie’s Kopitiam - finally! Eventually, we (or Mrs Foodie did at least!) make it to Julie’s Kopitiam.  I’ve been wanting to go for ages but with work, life, and it being one of THE places to be in Shawlands, has meant that this visit took longer than wanted. It is always very busy and they

A week in pictures with Foodie Explorers

A week with Foodie Explorers 15th July 2018

  A relatively quiet week for us Glasgow foodies.  Monday was spent chillin out enjoying the weather.  Tuesday we wandered along to Baby Grand Bar & Grill to see their new look. See the full review here.  Much more room, brighter and much better toilets.  The kitchen is bigger and this is reflected in the selection

Tomatin moscatel single malt whisky

Tomatin launch limited edition Moscatel finish single malt whisky

  Tomatin release limited edition Moscatel malt Inverness-shire based distillery Tomatin have announced the release of its new limited edition Moscatel finished whisky. Distilled in 2003, the whisky  is aged 15 years and has a limited run of just over 6,000 bottles available worldwide.   After aging the whisky has been finished in first fill Portuguese

Edinburgh Food Festival Prosecco pong

Edinburgh Food Festival starts 25th July

Food lovers diary date Edinburgh Food Festival - Wednesday 25th July Edinburgh Food Festival kicks off in Assembly George Square Gardens on Wednesday 25th July where over 20 top local food and drink producers will be on the menu. The free 5-day event includes producers such as Edinburgh’s Thinking Chocolate, Alandas Scottish Seafood from East Lothian

British Gems baby Potato and leek tortilla recipe

Recipe: British Gems Baby Potato and leek tortilla

British Gems Potato and leek tortilla These British Gems Baby New Potatoes are just the perfect size for a summertime tortilla.  Cook a bundle (technical term there 😂) of potatoes and any left over can be used for this tortilla or use whole for a delicious potato salad. I used Sainsbury’s British Gems Baby New

best ice cream shops in Edinburgh foodie explorers

Five of the BEST places in Edinburgh for an Ice Cream

5 of the Best Places in Edinburgh for Ice Cream Whatever the weather, Ice cream is always a top choice for a snack, dessert or just a treat.  Here are 5 suggestions for the best places in Edinburgh for Ice Cream.  Let us know any others we need to check out. 1. Mary’s Milk Bar