Spread Christmas cheer: donate to North East Edinburgh Foodbank

Many families are going hungry this Christmas. Volunteers at our local foodbanks have been busy distributing supplies donated over the holiday.  There is still time to offer the gift of food for New Year at South Leith Parish Church Halls in Henderson Street tomorrow (Friday 27th December) between 3 and 5 pm. Continue reading “Spread Christmas cheer: donate to North East Edinburgh Foodbank”

Meena’s menu for an Indian brunch


A beautiful green spinach cake was a hot (literally) favourite at the World Kitchen brunch.  Here Meena Bhana shares her recipe for the spicy savoury cake but first she takes us to the bustling streets of Indian cities with her menu for the World Kitchen brunch.

I put together a menu of Gujerati dishes for the brunch and then I spent hours in the kitchen experimenting.  We decided to offer Falooda –  a spectacular mix of milk, vermicelli and flavourings topped with ice cream –  as a complimentary drink for guests arriving  at Out of the Blue.  With at least 80 bookings, how much milk would that take? Continue reading “Meena’s menu for an Indian brunch”

Your DIY guide to the Burns Super Supper

Hello and welcome to a great new idea. This story – first posted for Burns celebrations in 2010 – takes a new turn for 2011 as Clan Radio joins with Kiltr (social media networking for the Scottish diaspora) to bring you the Burns Super Supper. Click here to enjoy the feast. Continue reading “Your DIY guide to the Burns Super Supper”

World Cafe – a healthy mix of food and music

The first World Cafe of the year  is at North Edinburgh Art Centre on Friday 28sth January. This time with the added ingredient of jazz and a guest performance by singer Cynthia Gentle. The same night another World Cafe supporter Samba Sene launches his album on the other side of town – but with a bit of planning you could do both.

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In the cool of the World Kitchen

When we escaped from the heat of the kitchen this is what we saw from the “minstrels’ gallery”overlooking the fantastic space of the Out of the Blue Drill Hall Arts Cafe transformed for the World Kitchen in Leith.  The music mixed by our minstrels, RadioMagnetic, is Quantic – Mishaps Happening (Tru Thoughts) and there’s that indefinable undertone hum of people having a good time.

Inter-faith feast at the Punjabi Women’s Cafe

Cardinal Keith O’Brien enjoying a meal at the Sikh Gurdwara in Leith earlier this year.  Our thanks to H. Singh for the picture.

Cardinal Keith O’Brian is preparing for a Fringe first with his version of the Hippopotamus Song but he can look forward to something much tastier than ‘mud, mud, glorious mud’ when he visits the Punjabi Women’s Cafe on Wednesday 16th June. Continue reading “Inter-faith feast at the Punjabi Women’s Cafe”

Friday feast in the World Cafe

Market stall in Tanzania (picture by Yvonne Baginsky)

Wondering where to go and what to eat on Friday night?  How about African lamb with spinach, mixed vegetable curry, rice with coconut and beans…finished with a fresh fruit salad of  mangos, watermelon, guavas and pineapple.  Welcome to the monthly World Cafe at North Edinburgh Arts Centre. Continue reading “Friday feast in the World Cafe”