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25 – 29 July 2018

Celebrating the Finest Scottish Produce

 

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OPEN FROM 12PM WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY

OPEN FROM 10AM SATURDAY & SUNDAY

ENTRY IS FREE

Edinburgh Food Festival

 

Edinburgh Food Festival has gone from strength to strength since its launch in 2014, hosting top industry figures such as Carina Contini, Shirley Spear, Tom Lewis, Guy Grieve and Neil Forbes. The event welcomed over 25,000 visitors in 2017.

The free Festival welcomes visitors of all ages to George Square Gardens, with stallholders offering everything from Alandas Gelato and Fish & Chips (East Lothian) to Jarvis Pickle pies (Berwickshire) and Chick & Pea street food (Edinburgh). Quenching thirsts throughout the five days are a selection popular drinks brands, including Fyne Ales from Argyll.

With quality Scottish food at the heart of it, the festival is a fantastic introduction for visitors to see just a soupçon of what Scotland’s larder has to offer.

 

 
“It’s been a real pleasure to be part of the Edinburgh Food Festival. In our three Edinburgh restaurants, we’re proud to be working alongside over 70 independent suppliers, ensuring we can guarantee the sourcing and provenance of all our dishes. A festival celebrating just that is a delight to be partnered with. Long live the Edinburgh Food Festival scene!”
 
— Carina Contini, Owner of Edinburgh’s Contini George Street, Cannonball Restaurant & Bar and The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant

STALLS & STREET FOOD

TALKS & DEBATES

   FRIDAY 27th of July    2PM    The Chocolate Supply Chain with Pacari Chocolate   Pacari ethos, sustainability and the basics for chocolate tasting, including the tasting of 3 different fine dark chocolates.

 FRIDAY 27th of July

2PM

The Chocolate Supply Chain with Pacari Chocolate

Pacari ethos, sustainability and the basics for chocolate tasting, including the tasting of 3 different fine dark chocolates.

  FRIDAY 27th July 2018    5:30PM - 6:15PM    Cocktails and Conversation | The Art of Mixology with The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen   The team from The Printing Press Bar and Kitchen talk of the ever-growing cocktail scene in Edinburgh and demonstrates the fine art of mixology. From classic cocktails to new and fun creations - you will find the perfect cocktail for every taste. Sampling included in the presentation.  Over 18's only.    

FRIDAY 27th July 2018

5:30PM - 6:15PM

Cocktails and Conversation | The Art of Mixology with The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen

The team from The Printing Press Bar and Kitchen talk of the ever-growing cocktail scene in Edinburgh and demonstrates the fine art of mixology. From classic cocktails to new and fun creations - you will find the perfect cocktail for every taste. Sampling included in the presentation. Over 18's only.

 

  SATURDAY 28th of July    12PM    THE BLACK ISLE (SHORT FILM) by ZEV ROBINSON   The Black Isle is a short film by Zev Robinson  about the local food production in the Scottish Highlands. This showing will be follow by a Q&A with the director.  Zev Robinson is a Canadian-British artist and filmmaker who has been directing documentaries on food and sustainability for the last ten years as part of his art, film and food project The Art and Politics of Eating  http://theartandpoliticsofeating.com

SATURDAY 28th of July

12PM

THE BLACK ISLE (SHORT FILM) by ZEV ROBINSON

The Black Isle is a short film by Zev Robinson  about the local food production in the Scottish Highlands. This showing will be follow by a Q&A with the director.

Zev Robinson is a Canadian-British artist and filmmaker who has been directing documentaries on food and sustainability for the last ten years as part of his art, film and food project The Art and Politics of Eating http://theartandpoliticsofeating.com

  SATURDAY 28th of July     2:30PM      THE FISH IN THE SEA (SHORT FILM) by ZEV ROBINSON    The Fish in the Sea is a short film by Zev Robinson about sustainable fishing on the west coast of Scotland. This showing will be followed with a Q&A with director Zev Robinson.  Zev Robinson is a Canadian-British artist and filmmaker who has been directing documentaries on food and sustainability for the last ten years as part of his art, film and food project The Art and Politics of Eating  http://theartandpoliticsofeating.com

SATURDAY 28th of July

2:30PM

THE FISH IN THE SEA (SHORT FILM) by ZEV ROBINSON

The Fish in the Sea is a short film by Zev Robinson about sustainable fishing on the west coast of Scotland. This showing will be followed with a Q&A with director Zev Robinson.

Zev Robinson is a Canadian-British artist and filmmaker who has been directing documentaries on food and sustainability for the last ten years as part of his art, film and food project The Art and Politics of Eating http://theartandpoliticsofeating.com

  SATURDAY 28th of July    4 PM    'The Great Gin Debate'   The Great Scottish Gin Debates continues with host Blair Bowman and made up of a panel including industry influencers, brand owners, distillers with food and drinks bodies, all whom want to drive the future of gin in Scotland.  The debates are now into there 2 year and the discussions centre around production, regulation, transparency of the industry with the consumers in mind.   Over 18's only.

SATURDAY 28th of July

4 PM

'The Great Gin Debate'

The Great Scottish Gin Debates continues with host Blair Bowman and made up of a panel including industry influencers, brand owners, distillers with food and drinks bodies, all whom want to drive the future of gin in Scotland.  The debates are now into there 2 year and the discussions centre around production, regulation, transparency of the industry with the consumers in mind.  Over 18's only.

  SUNDAY 29th of July    12PM    SLOW FOOD TASTE ADVENTURES   An interactive “game” for children (of all ages!). Discover food through your five senses – sight, smell, touch, smell and taste.  A continuous journey visiting each of the sense stations lasts about 10-15 minutes, involving family groups of four or five. No pre-booking required, groups allocated to the adventure on order of arrival.

SUNDAY 29th of July

12PM

SLOW FOOD TASTE ADVENTURES

An interactive “game” for children (of all ages!). Discover food through your five senses – sight, smell, touch, smell and taste.

A continuous journey visiting each of the sense stations lasts about 10-15 minutes, involving family groups of four or five. No pre-booking required, groups allocated to the adventure on order of arrival.

  SUNDAY 29th of July    1PM     Glenfiddich  with Campbells & Co Smoked Salmon I The Glenfiddich Experimental Series   It’s time to unlearn everything you thought you know about whisky with The Glenfiddich Experimental Join Mark Thomson, Glenfiddich Brand Ambassador to Scotland with Campbells & Co Smoked Salmon to take a journey through the World’s Most awarded Single Malt, and beyond. Expect a taste experience that defies convention.Series.

SUNDAY 29th of July

1PM

Glenfiddich  with Campbells & Co Smoked Salmon I The Glenfiddich Experimental Series

It’s time to unlearn everything you thought you know about whisky with The Glenfiddich Experimental Join Mark Thomson, Glenfiddich Brand Ambassador to Scotland with Campbells & Co Smoked Salmon to take a journey through the World’s Most awarded Single Malt, and beyond. Expect a taste experience that defies convention.Series.

  SUNDAY 29th of July    2PM     Blessed are the Cheese makers: the battle to save Errington Cheese        We need a good framework of public health legislation to ensure the food we eat is safe.  But what happens when that clashes with producing food that we really want to encourage, like small artisan producers?  In 2016, Errington Cheese had to suspend sales of some of its cheeses after being linked with an outbreak of E-coli in which a little girl tragically died.  It was later found that the cheese was not linked with the disease, but the company has experienced enormous difficulties battling to prove its innocence.  This has cost a lot of money, staff have been laid off, and the very existence of the company was threatened.    Humphrey Errington will discuss the difficulties they faced in clearing their name, in the face of what appeared to be a hostile and unyielding regulator.  There are lessons here for our food system as a whole

SUNDAY 29th of July

2PM

Blessed are the Cheese makers: the battle to save Errington Cheese

 

We need a good framework of public health legislation to ensure the food we eat is safe.  But what happens when that clashes with producing food that we really want to encourage, like small artisan producers?  In 2016, Errington Cheese had to suspend sales of some of its cheeses after being linked with an outbreak of E-coli in which a little girl tragically died.  It was later found that the cheese was not linked with the disease, but the company has experienced enormous difficulties battling to prove its innocence.  This has cost a lot of money, staff have been laid off, and the very existence of the company was threatened.

Humphrey Errington will discuss the difficulties they faced in clearing their name, in the face of what appeared to be a hostile and unyielding regulator.  There are lessons here for our food system as a whole

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