Antipasto starterThis weekend was clearly the day for blasts from the past. Not only was my fellow quester, the lovely Katie (under whose captaincy I had the great honour to serve on a late 1990s University Challenge team, representing the University of Edinburgh), someone I hadn’t seen for a decade or more, the place where …

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Once again, there has recently been a bit of a buzz around the topic of red meat and health. For years it has been a well known fact that eating high amounts of red meat has been associated with an increased risk of several chronic diseases, particularly various types of cancer and heart disease. So …

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ExteriorAs sun bathed Edinburgh, and people flocked to the city’s many verdant green spots, I confined myself to a brisk lunchtime walk and a little stop off at Bon Papillon, the New Town’s foremost artistic café. The place is one of those marvellous hybrids of which Edinburgh is rather fond. Where else in the world …

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Crudites and wee biscuits Blythe’s Verdict Our second foray into the world of Michelin starred lunching took us to The Kitchin. We’d previously lunched at their “sister” restaurant, Castle Terrace, where we’d been treated to some incredibly flavour-rich food, so expectations were set high. MJ was a little less slavishly prompt than usual, so I …

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At the end of another hectic week of fun and frolics, what could be better that a spot of Scandinavian style pub grub? Accordingly, we popped along to Joseph Pearce, part of the little chain of pubs that includes Boda, Victoria, and Sofi’s. The place is often packed to the gunwales in the evening, but …

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