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The Edinburgh Food Festival announces programme

The Edinburgh Food Festival has announced the programme for its 10th anniversary edition with an eclectic line-up of workshops, demonstrations, panel discussions, and more celebrating Scotland’s culinary credentials.

The event istaking place in the quintessential festival hub of Assembly George Square Gardens, Friday 19th – Sunday 28th July 2024.

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The opening weekend is all about Scottish food excellence as the Edinburgh Food Festival hosts the 15th annual Scottish Street Food Awards.

With the competition heating up in the garden, Edinburgh Food Social return to the Tree House Kitchen with a series of interactive workshops for all ages to help find Scotland’s next rising food stars. The social enterprise will run three workshops on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July looking at Family Feasts, Conscious Cooking, and Fun with Flour, a hands-on demonstration in pasta making.

In addition to testing your skills in the kitchen, this year’s Edinburgh Food Festival is set to pit your wits with an extra special Food and Drink Quiz on the evening of Monday 22nd July.

Back in the Tree House Kitchen, Edinburgh Food Festival welcomes a line-up of chefs, distillers, butchers, and brewers with a series of live demonstrations and panel talks. MasterChef 2022 Finalist Sarah Rankin examines Scotland’s indigenous food chain, cooking up a delicious rabbit dish whilst discussing how eating game can be used as a form of pest control.

The team from Butchery @ Bowhouse will be in residence with two detailed demonstrations of butchery, preparing both a hogget and hog from meat reared on Balcaskie Estate.

Edinburgh brewery Vault City will deliver a flavoursome introduction to the world of sours with a guided tasting of some of their most unique brews; and Southside-based distillery South Loch Gin will be joined by industry peers from across the country to discuss the future of one of Scotland’s most prolific artisan products.

The second weekend of the festival will host a bustling producers’ market, with stalls from across the country offering everything from hot sauce to coffee beans. If the events in the Tree House have whet your appetite, Butchery @ Bowhouse, South Loch Gin, and Vault City will be on hand with fully stocked stalls. Edinburgh locals and festival favourites Baby Faced Baker and Lady and the Bear will be in attendance with their scrumptious baked goods and pastries; plus, more sweet treats from Chardon Macaron, handmade cannoli from Itadeli, and gooey brownie goodness from the Chock Shop. The team from Seabuckthorn Scotland will be serving up ethically sourced drinks made from one of Scotland’s earliest natural ingredients, and Quas Drinks will be back with their naturally fermented, alcohol-free beverages.

For anyone looking to spice things up in the kitchen, look no further than Heriot Hott Sauces and Everything Chilli; or pick up a magical spice mix from Aberdeen-based Succulento, connecting Scotland with the soul of food one dish at a time. From their motorcycle to your morning brew, Ride & Grind will be bringing their retro inspired speciality coffee blends, and Bambú will be on hand with their range of plastic free, sustainable kitchen solutions.

For tickets, further information, and to sign up to receive news and updates, visit edfoodfest.com.




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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