Meet the team

fred purr of honourChief Taster – Fred likes to sniff out a good tasting meal. Usually found curled up on a bed, snoring. His job is to verify our honesty with reviews.  He’ll let you know when we’ve been asked to review somewhere.


cleoTrainee Taster – Trainee taster Cleo very picky about what she eats. Usually found eyeing up seagulls from the window.


mark mr foodieMr Foodie – Mark likes to eat everything, the stranger the better. Likes a bargain and lives to travel.


EmmaMrs Foodie – Emma loves her bed, books and beer.  Most likely to be found on a couch snuggling a cat.

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Colonel Mustard – dislikes that green salad stuff. Likes meat.



Don Ivan spent 25 years working as a chef in-and-around the Glasgow area. He watched the rise of Lambrusco, the demise of the steak house and still remembers life before Mcdonalds. He then spent many years working on education projects in Europe. Still a keen cook, he has picked up the odd tip or two along the way and now enjoys sharing them on these pages.



Caz is an expat Kiwi living in Edinburgh: “Before I landed in the UK, I spent three years in BC, Canada & three months on a tiny Honduran island called Roatan; learning to dive, eating empanadas, working at a beach side Thai restaurant and generally living the good life. I love to travel & try new things. I’m a yoga teaching in training and avid knitter. I enjoy the occasional cycle on a sunny day and yelling at the telly when there’s Formula One on. I spend most of my life eating and drinking or thinking about food and drink, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!”


Local Chef

Our old friend Local Chef has been eating solid food since the early 80’s and cooking in professional kitchens for the past 15 years.  A huge fan of fresh produce, hater of burgers and sloppy service, his favourite foods are classic European and modern Eastern/Asian.  We’re delighted to have him on board to write for us, join Local Chef here on his jaunts around Edinburgh and beyond as he seeks edible perfection and casts a quizzical eye over new and established eateries.