Edinburgh Fringe food and drink top picks: George Egg DIY Chef

Anarchist Cook and top UK comedian George Egg brings his hit show back to the Edinburgh Fringe and this year it's the garden shed that's the inspiration, discovers Sean Murphy.

Published 10th Aug 2017
Updated 16 th Aug 2017

Following sell out shows in 2015 and 2016 at the Fringe, Festival favourite and Spirit of the Fringe Award Winner 2015 George Egg - who sports Jay Ranier as a fan - returns with his irreverent show that mixes comedy with cookery by way of the equipment more usually found in the garden shed.

A fanatical self-taught cook, you’ll marvel at his ability to create three-course meals using innovative techniques perfected during those times of boredom between shows on his international tours.

This year, the comedian has brought his show back home, to the garden, where he's replaced the irons and kettles found in hotel rooms for the shovels, blow torches and other gardening implements usually found in the shed.

And trust us, you won't believe how good the food is (see our video for evidence).

Sporting new material, new tools and an amazing menu - which you, of course, will get to enjoy - George Egg DIY Chef takes place at Gilded Balloon Teviot (Venue 14) with the one hour show runs at 4.15pm 10-13th, 15-27th August.

George said: "I cook without a kitchen. On a stage set up like the interior of a garden shed, I make a breakfast, lunch and dinner using only tools. Gourmet food, cooked live, with laughs along the way AND you get to eat it at the end. "

We said: "A genius... he is the friendly face of anarchy, the anarchic face of food and the foodie face of comedy" (Scotland on Sunday)

Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.
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