We love Leith and bacon rolls

Mmmm….who can resist the smell of bacon? Greener Leith is dishing up a reward for local commuters on Tuesday 21st April when that irresistable smell will signal a free breakfast for healthy souls cycling or walking to work. Look out for free bacon rolls, bags and bike maintenance on offer on the Water of Leith Walkway beneath the Great Junction Road bridge.  What do you mean it’s not healthy?

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Recipes for success in the Punjabi Women’s Kitchen

Trishna Singh outside the new cafe at 122-4 Leith Walk [pictures Nick Gardner]

You can’t miss the Punjabi Women’s Kitchen. Sandwiched between fast food outlets in multicultural Leith Walk, the bright orange shop front promises home made traditional Punjab cuisine. Above the door a sign declares nothing less than empowerment for women. Continue reading “Recipes for success in the Punjabi Women’s Kitchen”

All the world’s a kitchen (in Leith)

Holidays are great but they can get in the way of a good story. A tantalising text from Alice brings news of the world cafe event on Friday.  Unfortunately the cafe is in North Edinburgh Arts Centre and we (or at least some of the Leith Open Space Group) are in Amsterdam. Continue reading “All the world’s a kitchen (in Leith)”

Lights, action, mushrooms



The aim, inspired by the World Kitchen in Leith, is to celebrate  good home cooking from many cultures.

Here is fresh and spicy food to revive your appetite after Christmas and New Year.  In our first World Kitchen film, Mridu Thanki welcomes us into her kitchen to show us how to cook mushrooms in cream with red peppers and fresh green coriander.  It’s delicious, doesn’t cost much, takes only a few minutes to prepare and cook – and you can probably get all or most of the ingredients at the corner shop. (See below for the recipe). Continue reading “Lights, action, mushrooms”

Feasts of India in Mridu’s kitchen

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Now click here to enjoy the film

We are in the kitchen with Mridu Thanki to taste a meal from her first cookery book, Feasts of India.  On a cold Edinburgh day there are tantalising warm spicy smells coming from the pan and we are getting hungry.  But it isn’t time to eat yet.  While Mridu lines up red peppers, green coriander and creamy button mushrooms we are trying to capture the moment on film  – hoping tummies do not rumble above the sound of sizzling onions, cumin and chillies. Continue reading “Feasts of India in Mridu’s kitchen”

Thank you, thank you, thank you

wk_teamDamp but undaunted: some of the World Kitchen team.  From the left Jo, Pip, Balvinder, Fay, Mridu and Gordon.

We begged and borrowed and though we certainly didn’t steal we owe thanks to many friends and helpers for all your support – in cash, kind, cakes and cooking of all sorts – which made the World Kitchen in Leith such a great success despite the terrible weather on Gala Day.  It’s a long list so let’s get going, here are our heartfelt thanks to… Continue reading “Thank you, thank you, thank you”

World Kitchen cooks up a storm

worldkitchenIf you can’t stand the heat: a rare chance to draw breath in the World Kitchen

It didn’t just rain, it absolutely poured. Recipes and posters got washed away as the deluge battered our poor gazebos.  But cooks just kept on cooking which was just as well because as soon as the rain stopped people came looking for food.  Crowds of them. We might have hoped for better weather but we couldn’t have asked for a better beginning for the World Kitchen than the Gala Day in Leith Links on Saturday (13 June). Continue reading “World Kitchen cooks up a storm”

World Kitchen in Leith heats up

chillies21Find the world on your plate at the World Kitchen in Leith

Just five days to go to the opening in Leith Links on Saturday 13 June and it’s getting decidedly hotter in the World Kitchen in Leith. [See also World Kitchen Cooks up a Storm] Continue reading “World Kitchen in Leith heats up”

Come to the World Kitchen in Leith

Calling all cooks.  Here’s your invitation to take part in a unique community event during Leith Festival.  World Kitchen in Leith is based on the simple idea that food is the best way to bring people together so we can celebrate the many different cultures that make Leith the most vibrant part of Scotland’s capital city. [See also World Kitchen Cooks up a Storm] Continue reading “Come to the World Kitchen in Leith”

The farmers market comes to Leith

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Thanks to Nick Gardner for the pictures

There’s nothing like a food market to bring life to a public space. The fortnightly farmers market transforms the view outside Ocean Terminal between 10 am and 4pm every second and fourth Friday of the month.  And tomorrow is indeed the second Friday of April.  Continue reading “The farmers market comes to Leith”