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A Biggar Mentality

The gin renaissance shows little sign of slowing. Sales of UK gin are predicted to reach £1.5 billion by 2020.

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‘What Is Taste? Making the Connection’

Being a real food lover, I recently received the ideal present from a family member, Gordon Shepherd’s excellent book Neurogastronomy.

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Time For Tea

Edinburgh Tea, to be precise.

A small pleasure – a lovely cup of tea which enhances our senses and rejuvenates our thoughts.

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Mono

Mono’s website promises “progressive Italian dining” and it is certainly refreshing to find no Spag. Bol., Carbonara or garlic bread on the menu.

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Borough Restaurant

Simple, stylish and sophisticated, the Borough Restaurant sits on a corner site on Henderson Street in trendy Leith.

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Jack’s Dessert Triumph

Normally, restaurant reviews follow a formula: surroundings and ambience, background, perhaps, then a meander through the starter, main course and dessert.

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