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The sun shines on the Sundial Cafe, Limekilns, Fife

Ricky de Marco is a regular at the Sundial Cafe in Limekilns, Fife. The Edinburgh art impresario is not the only fan; locals in the scenic waterfront village keep coming back for the homebaking. Mike (pictured below) and Sandra Graham opened the cafe in September 2012 after careful restoration of the 400 year-old building. Clearly a labour of love, the restoration has revealed the beautiful stonework, compl ...

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Guide to the 2014 Food Festivals in Scotland

by The Grumbling Tummy  Grab your diary and save the date because here are the 2014 dates for all these fantastic foodie events going on this summer and beyond. Again this year I apologies to my friends south of the border – there is just too much going on down there to list.  I hope that you might be tempted to pack your weekend bag and take a trip to try out the bonny festivals North of the border … Have ...

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Broomhead Bothy: of picture houses, green shield stamps and stovies

How do you make your stovies? Are you a corned beef kinda gal or sausage? Starting this Friday 14 March, the Broomhead Bothy comes to the Broomhead flats in Dunfermline and, in the community flat on the ground floor, will provide weekly cookery and art workshops as well the opportunity to pop in and share stories. Tales of green shield stamps and long gone picture houses are already being shared on the proj ...

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Avocado Sweet welcomes new food writer!

Avocado Sweet is delighted to welcome food writer Hazel Cameron to the team. We will be featuring regular posts from Hazel's blog The Grumbling Tummy which she describes as covering food 'from fine dining to fish fingers and everything in-between'. It can also be reached anytime by clicking on the contributor box on the right.  Having roved around the country, Hazel settled back in Fife seven ago where she ...

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Love is in the air at the Hopetoun Farm Shop – Valentine’s Cooking Masterclass

Cooking your loved one a meal on Valentine's could be the ultimate act of romance or a sure fire way to end it all. If your meal tastes like Kenny Whittle's at the Hopetoun Farm Shop's Valentine's Masterclass on 6 February, then love probably is on the cards. Watching someone else cook is always more relaxing then doing it yourself so even if you've no intention of rustling up the dishes, the masterclass is ...

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Blackfriars – new restaurant in Old Town

Blackfriars is a new independent restaurant and bar just off the Royal Mile in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town. It occupies the site previously home to Black Bo’s, whose striking neon signage still lights up the night, and is owned and run by chef Andrew Macdonald and partner Georgie Binder. The couple, in their thirties, are seasoned hospitality professionals with experience both in Edinburgh and further ...

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Winter offKILTR Street Feastival starts this weekend in Glasgow

No need to be chilly, bored or hungry this weekend: a fantastic selection of street food and music is being served up at the Winter offKILTR Feastival. The event kicks off at 5pm on Friday 29 November at the Barras Art and Design Centre in Glasgow and continues til 11pm on Sunday. The Feastival will include offerings from some of Glasgow's top culinary institutions alongside some impressive new kids on the ...

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The BRuery: New microbrewery and bar opens in Dunfermline

Today, 20 November, sees the opening of The BRuery, a new microbrewery and bar in the centre of Dunfermline, Fife. Owner David Austin, along with brewer, Douglas Ross developed de Brus beer, the town’s own blond ale, named after King Robert the Bruce. Now that The BRuery has opened, David has a home for the microbrewery and a bar serving the beer on draft. This is David's second venture in Dunfermline - he ...

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Silver screen sushi & steak pie at Guy’s Restaurant, Glasgow

There's something of the Paris bistro about Guy's in Glasgow's merchant city. The decor, with its white wood panelling, wall hung china plates and modern art may be eclectic but it's a welcome change from the many interior-designed eateries in the city. It's also an interesting lesson in how important the shape of the location is to a restaurant's atmosphere; the 'busy neighbourhood bistro' feel is largely ...

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Whisky makes the world go round: new distillery for Fife whisky company

Without whisky Prince Albert of Monaco and Alex Bruce, a descendant of Robert the Bruce would never have met. It was Adelphi whisky, bottled in Charlestown, Fife that brought the two together; the Monagasque royal buys whisky from Alex who manages the company. Scotland's national drink could be the unsung hero of international relations. When Alex heard that the Prince,who loves Scotland, was doing a privat ...

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