Cook and Eat like an Edinburgh local
I love food, I love eating and I love taking guests on my unique food walking tours which are only a ten-minute walk from the main drag - but well off the tourist beaten track. I was born and grew up in Edinburgh, then lived and worked in London and Hong Kong for 15 years. On my return to Scotland I made a TV series called The Woman Who Ate Scotland - check out on Youtube - and qualified as a nutritionist and wrote a cookbook called Eat Well. I spent three months at Ballymaloe Cookery School in Ireland, refining my cooking skills, ran two cafes in Edinburgh and now love doing my walking tours and cookery classes.
I live in a 200-year old flat in the heart of the Georgian New Town. I love cooking at home and lots of guests on my food tours are keen to try traditional good quality Scottish food, especially haggis - which I think is delicious! So I have created a typical Scottish meal which you can learn to cook at home: Cullen Skink - smoked haddock soup with homemade oatcakes, then haggis, potatoes and turnip with a bit of poetry from Burns thrown into the mix ( I buy the haggis from my local butcher, you won't be making it; no one makes haggis at home!) Then we'll finish with shortbread which you have made yourself and there will be enough for you to take home. We'll cook in my stone-flagged kitchen then eat in my sunny sitting room.