Top of the Food Chain
Saturday 10 August 15:15 - 16:15
If The Great British Bake Off is your first encounter with Prue Leith, you’ve missed a great deal. Founder of Leith’s School of Food and Wine, restaurateur, journalist, novelist and now TV judge – she is one of the nation’s most respected...
Beyond Vodka and Caviar
Sunday 11 August 15:30 - 16:45
Immerse yourself in the vibrant flavours of Russia with 2017 Young British Foodie nominee Alissa Timoshkina. Founder of London’s hugely popular KinoVino film supper club, Timoshkina brings together pre- and post-Revolution cuisine in Salt & Time, a...
Do or Diet?
Monday 12 August 14:00 - 15:00
Tastes of the Black Sea
Monday 12 August 15:45 - 17:00
From Potemkin cocktails to Mark Twain’s Debauched Ice Cream, the recipes discovered by Edinburgh-based food journalist Caroline Eden on a coastal journey from Odessa to the Turkish port of Trabzon are remarkable and revealing. Black Sea is her...
Palestine on a Plate
Wednesday 14 August 15:45 - 17:00
Chef Joudie Kalla’s new book Baladi is more than a recipe collection – it’s a tribute to a homeland; an exploration of Palestinian culture through its overlooked cuisine. Kalla, a graduate of Leith’s School of Food and Wine, has long been...
Corking talk about champagne
Thursday 15 August 15:45 - 17:00
Davy Żyw began his wine career in Edinburgh before becoming a sommelier in Mayfair and is now a champagne and wine buyer for Berry Bros & Rudd. There’s no better man to deliver the definitive guide to champers and sparkling wine. Whether your tipple...
Hungry for Change
Friday 16 August 17:00 - 18:00
Good food should be affordable for everyone. Jack Monroe is an active anti-poverty campaigner and her recipe books – including Cooking on a Bootstrap and Tin Can Cook – are about making simple yet delicious recipes on a shoestring, based on her own...
The future of food
Monday 19 August 14:15 - 15:15
Here to present her new book Food Routes, food historian and futurist Robyn Metcalfe explores a largely overlooked process of the global food system: how are edible goods moved from producer to consumer? She discusses the supply chain that is attempting...
Bringing it all back home
Monday 19 August 15:45 - 17:00
Globetrotting food writer and broadcaster, Ghillie Basan has scoured the Earth for flavours and recipe ideas. Now, she’s turning her attention to home with Spirit & Spice. She uses her knowledge of foreign cuisines to bring out the best in Scottish...
Recipes from Scotland’s National Chef
Tuesday 20 August 15:45 - 17:00
Since being crowned champion of Masterchef: The Professionals in 2016, Gary Maclean has become both a household name for foodies and Scotland’s first National Chef. His new book Kitchen Essentials celebrates simple yet superb home cooking, with...