Something a little different today. I’ve just finished editing a couple weddings and the one I’ve been asked not to share, so I thought I’d share something completely different today.
Edinburgh is a very cultural city. There’s nearly always something going on, whether it be a marathon, charity event, spartan race, santa run, loony dook or one of the many festivals. These festivals include the Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world, the science festival, childrens festival and the book festival.
For the last five years Edinburgh has hosted something called “Taste of Edinburgh”, which sadly this year hasn’t ran. Instead today we visited another food festival called the “Foodie Festival” which is held in Inverleith Park. Both Liv and I are big foodies, Liv is a professional chef at one of the most famous restaurants in Edinburgh and I’ve always loved eating different foods from around the world. We did a little research about this festival and immediately the highlight for us was something called the “BBQ Arena”.
Who doesn’t love a BBQ?! British bbq, yes please, Korean bbq, hell yes, anything other kind of bbq, yeah sure, I’ll give it a go. The Foodie Festival had all kinds of really great foods ranging from French to hot dogs, to breads/cheeses/ice creams etc but we tried two different bbq’s. One was a lamb bbq which came in a box with salad and a choice of dressing. This was excellent, really really delicious.
Our favourite though was a burger called the Le Grande which was 5 or 6 layers of sliced rib eye steak in a burger. In a word, awesome! The last time I had a burger this good was in Xi’an when Liv and I travelled around China in 2007. This burger was loosely called a “rojermole” (spelt completely wrong but this is how you pronounce it) and it was a slow cooked lamb burger, cost about 50p and was absolutely divine.
But back to this food festival, we had two of these burgers, the lamb salad box as mentioned before, some ice cream and a mojito. We also tried various bits of cheese, seaweed and other things but all in all the food festival was excellent. I must also mention the prices, really good. My understanding is the vendors make minimal profit on their products (at least the food products) in the hope they will see customers turn up to their restaurants and spend considerably more money. We spent about £60 in total but we did eat and try hell of a lot of things.
Loads of photos below, most with descriptions.