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Everything you need to know about the Edinburgh Food Festival

Here's our guide to everything you need to know about the Edinburgh Food Festival

Published: July 30, 2015
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What is the Edinburgh Food Festival?

A brand new food festival, which is in its first year, is supported by EventScotland, VisitScotland and Scotland Food & Drink as part of the Year of Food and Drink Scotland 2015.

The Edinburgh Food Festival aims to highlight top quality Street Food and local food producers as well as showcasing Scotland’s natural larder to both locals and visitors alike. The festival will offer revellers the chance to engage with Scottish producers and sample some extraordinary Scottish Food.

Hardeep Singh Kohli enjoys the festival. Picture: Taste Communications

Hardeep Singh Kohli enjoys the festival. Picture: Taste Communications

Sharon Burgess, Managing Director of Assembly Festival Ltd said:
“We are so excited to be working with some of Scotland’s finest producers and most celebrated businesses. We pride ourselves on the quality of our offering and this is a great way to spotlight how the industry is evolving. To support this, industry professionals are hosting talks and debates and a special programme of entertainment is on offer. What better place to host a food festival than Edinburgh!”

Where?

Edinburgh Food Festival will officially launch in Assembly’s George Square Gardens.

When?

The Festival began yesterday and will run until Sunday the 2nd of August. Beginning at midday each day and running through until midnight.

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Carla Black from Alanda’s Seafood Grill. Picture: Taste

How do I get there? 

The Gardens are just a short walk from both Waverley and Haymarket train stations.

Tickets:

The festival itself is completely free but you need to pay for some of the entertainment that is on offer. All the prices vary and are noted on the Ed Food Fest site.

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Highlights? 

The Ark of Taste Programme is now confirmed and will take place daily between 12pm and 2pm (not to interfere with the talks). There are some excellent producers and chefs involved, you can see more on this here: http://slowfoodedinburgh.com/specialevents/2015/7/13/edfoodfestinfo.

Andrew Whitley will be doing a book signing after his free talk 'Scotland the Bread' on Sunday . Picture: Edinburgh Food Festival

Andrew Whitley will be doing a book signing after his free talk 'Scotland the Bread' on Sunday . Picture: Edinburgh Food Festival

Neil Forbes Chef/Director of Café St Honore will be hosting a talk 'It's all about local, seasonal produce' and will speak on produce, people and why letting your personality come through is vital to creating excellent food.

There will also be a variety of other talks and demonstrations and these can be found here.

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