“January is the cruellest month, breeding detox out of the dead land. Memory and desire for chocolate, stirring. Instead dull roots, fad diets, with winter rain.” There’s nothing like murdering a bit of Eliot to start the year, I say. Another option might be to take advantage of the some of the great deals and …

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On the corner of West Nicholson Street and Potterow sits a neat little bistro called Pink Olive. It has built a very solid reputation, over the past few years, for serving straightforward, locally-sourced dishes to a very high standard. My feet were starting to need a rest after a brisk walk from my pre-lunch bowl …

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I know I shouldn’t admit to things like this, but Saturday mornings very rarely take me in the direction of the Castle Terrace Farmer’s Market. This has more to do with my usual Friday night pursuits than any indifference to the gathering, but the long and short of it is that I’ve never sampled a …

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There’s always a bit of pressure when you’re asked to organise the work Christmas Lunch, usually because you’re dealing with a range of people with very different ideas of what constitutes an enjoyable lunch experience. I needn’t have worried, though, as in the Whiski Rooms I feel I’ve found a really reliable all-round crowd-pleaser. I …

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Vittoria is part of a family of restaurants, owned by the Crolla family, that covers the two branches of Vittoria, Taste of Italy, Divino Enoteca, and La Favorita. Although, I’m yet to sample Taste of Italy, despite its relative proximity to my office, I’m extremely familiar with the others. Many happy trips have been made …

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