Foodies Festival, Inverleith Park, Edinburgh – August 2012


It was Foodies time again and after giving away tickets on our Twitter page, we thought we should at least go along ourselves!


A gaggle of impressive restaurant stalls, our first stop was Mark Greenaway’s (above) for hake and slow roasted pork belly, however as tasty as both dishes were, they were tepid  and we couldn’t be bothered queuing then not being able to get a seat again.

Other stalls included coconut water or coconut cocktails

Hot churros and hot chocolate

as well as Llama sausage. Loads of stalls selling all sorts of food and drink (40 kinds of cider anyone?)

Free beer samples, new export brand, very nice tasting too.


the sun brought a lot of folk out for a visit.

The smell from the smokies stall was amazing.  I could have stood there all day (with an accompanying pint from Black Isle next stall).  The small smokie kept two of us happy.

stash of purchases 🙂  some lovely food and drink on offer, freebies to taste and sun helped the day along. Look forward to next year.




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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