Outside MJ’s Verdict Today, after the sun came out and I made the terrible discovery that Assam’s was not, in fact, open, Blythe quickly shot down the other suggestions that were tossed into the sunshine, and we headed down the road to Punjab’n de Rasoi. I have been passing this wee place ever since I …

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MJ’s Verdict Suddenly it was time for my friend to return to Oxford, and we needed a suitable lunch place on one rainy Monday. We found our refuge in the lovely and cheerful Café Nom de Plume on Broughton Street. I’ve been here before, but neglected to write about it. This visit, however, I really …

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Unpretentious exterior MJ’s Verdict Last Friday when I jaunted along to the Turkish Kitchen I was not quite sure what to expect, but I had time to contemplate what was to come as I didn’t have to teach this Friday and was walking up from Leith at my leisure. I hoped that the Turkish Kitchen …

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As you may have noticed, I haven’t been paying too much attention to the notions of “dieting” or “detoxing” this January, but that doesn’t mean that I eschew healthier options entirely. Today, for example, we toddled along to the Baked Potato Shop, at the top of Cockburn Street. People inform me that it’s been there …

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My review today comes from Henderson’s, perhaps the most legendary of Edinburgh veggie institutions, but I feel I must explain that my intentions had been a little different. Earlier I’d decided to head, with faithful lunch companion Phil, to The Allotment on Castle Street. However my hunt for veggie delights came to a very abrupt …

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