Bunting, Buns and the Best of Scottish Food and Drink bring the Foodies Festival back to Edinburgh 5th-7th August.
The Foodies Festival enters its second decade as the UK’s biggest celebration of food and drink with a tantalising menu of new culinary features, top chefs from across Scotland and a line-up of foodie fun that promises a great day out.
In the Aga Rangemaster Chefs Theatre, Scotland’s culinary masters will showcase their skills and share insight into this year’s food trends while answering questions from the audience, whilst over in the Drinks Theatre, Champagne enthusiasts can relax with ‘The Fascinating Story of Champagne Canard-DuchÃªne and Pinot Noir’ masterclasses.
AÂ beautifully decorated newÂ Vintage Tea Room offers visitors Afternoon Tea with a selection ofÂ cakes, scones with clotted cream and jam, and finger sandwiches served on china from a tea trolley and baking expert Charlotte White, master chocolatier Fiona Sciolti and top local cake-makers work their baking wizardry on the Cake & Bake stage.
A feast of international flavours and delicacies are served on the Street Food Avenue, and Japanese, Thai, Malaysian, Argentinian, Turkish, Indian, Korean, Mexican, French and African can be enjoyed in the Feasting Tent. At the Vietnamese stand, where those with a taste for the exotic can indulge in insects, including grasshoppers, caterpillars, mealworms, beetles, scorpions, locus and ants.
Thereâ€™s also a special focus on Brazilian street food this year to celebrate the Olympic hostâ€™s cuisine, including traditional Brazilian BBQ and Rioâ€™s favourite dish Feijoada made from black beans, salted pork, trimmings, smoked sausage and jerk beef. Brazilâ€™s national cocktail Caipirinha, a mix of lime, sugar and CachaÃ§a.
The Olympic theme is also evident in the Childrenâ€™s Cookery School, where little foodies can decorate their very own gold medal with coloured icing, glitter and edible ribbon.Â Pizza and cupcake making classes also allow kids to explore their taste buds and learn basic cookery skills to practice at home.
The famous Chilli-Eating Challenge continues with participants starting at the low end of the chilli spectrum by eating bell peppers and moving up to the hotter Habanero, Scotch and Carolina Reaper (world’s hottest chilli) chillies being added to the menu.
And what better way to take home a lasting taste of the Foodies Festival 2016 by purchasing your favourite delicacies from the outstanding, and award-winning Artisan Food Producers.
Lothian Life is delighted to have three pairs of tickets to give away this year. The tickets are valid for one day of your choice. To enter your name into the draw, simply email email@example.com with the title â€˜Foodies Festival 2016â€™ in the subject bar and your name and postal address in the body of the message.
Deadline for entries is midnight on Sunday 24th July.
For more information, go to: www.foodiesfestival.com