CineCuisine at EIFF
Running from Friday 21st June to Monday 24th June, Edinburgh International Film Festival have introduced special culinary screenings and events, bridging the gap between food and film, and celebrating gastronomic excellence while also looking at the history, provenance and traditions inherent in the food industry.
Highlights of the festival include:
Food for Thought
A panel discussion featuring local food experts and policymakers at the Odeon bar. Chaired by Fiona Richmond, Head of Regional Food, Scotland Food & Drink, looking at the development of Scottish cuisine, the breadth of Scottish produce, and new ways to enjoy Scotland’s larder and its sense of place. The event will include an exciting tasting session of locally sourced Scottish produce and creative twists on classic recipes, prepared by the world-renowned Edinburgh School of Food & Wine. Join us for a delightful evening of Scottish hospitality sharing stories, food and drink.
The Amber Light
A tasty and fascinating road movie, The Amber Light journeys through the lesser-known parts of Scottish whisky culture. Spirits writer Dave Broom seeks a deeper understanding of his national drink and its links to music, literature and history. Speaking to innovators, thinkers and drinkers in the whisky world – from farmers and distillers through to writers (Ian Rankin features prominently) and musicians – The Amber Light unpicks whisky mythology, following the evolution of spirits from medicine to social lubricant. Offbeat and informative, this is an amusing look at the amber nectar. [12A]
The Amber Light is nominated for the 2019 Award for Best Documentary Feature Film.
Chef’s Diaries: Scotland
El Celler de Can Roca opened in Girona, Spain, in 1986 by the Roca brothers, has held three Michelin stars since 2009 and was named the best restaurant in the world in 2013 and 2015. Head chef Joan, sommelier Josep and pastry chef Jordi travel to Scotland, traversing the country and exploring its local produce and culinary traditions, seeking inspiration to develop their own menus. What they discover is a country and cuisine so rich and diverse that they cannot understand its modesty. This is a fascinating celebration of Scotland’s unsung culinary virtues, seen through the eyes of some of the best chefs in the world. [U]
Friday 21st to Monday 24th June 2019.
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