Alice had never eaten lamb before she came to Scotland. In the eastern highlands of Zimbabwe she had grown up learning that it was a forbidden food, ‘I think it comes down to the ‘lamb of God’’ she says, ‘But then in Scotland everyone around me was eating lamb… and I ended up eating it too?’
What to cook for the Being Human Festival event? Treading softly through food taboos, World Kitchen in Leith has drawn up a tempting menu with dishes sending aromas sizzling through cyberspace in a rapid exchange of emails between the cooks. Continue reading “Taboos, temptations – and a little Eve’s pudding”
It’s a sunny autumn morning with just a hint of challenge in the air. Today’s the day for Lets Eat This Food Extravaganza, a bold experiment aiming to show that leftover food needn’t be chucked in the bin but can be turned into tasty meals instead. Continue reading “Lets Eat This: the movie live from Leith”
We promised surprises at our food and science event in the Festival of Politics but we weren’t expecting to be quite so surprised ourselves. Who knew China is the biggest producer of potatoes in the world? Continue reading “Hot potatoes and cool science in the Scottish Parliament”
Make room in your diary for our Festival of Politics event. History of the Potato on Sunday 16 August is not just a highly topical talk by a cutting-edge scientist, but also a multicultural mash-up of potato dishes from around the world. Come hungry and be prepared for surprises as we conjure up sweet, savoury and spicy foods, all made with potatoes. You’ll have had your chips! Continue reading “The great potato story: food for thought at the Festival of Politics”
We’re getting ready for the Big Tent. The menu is prepared, the tents are booked, the wellies are in the bag. Mark has designed and ordered some very smart new aprons for the occasion – and with any luck Ian has booked a sudden spell of sunshine. Continue reading “Calling Mr Sunshine to The Big Tent”
A treat in the post. Meena Bhana has sent a recipe for her Indian twist on Eton Mess which she calls Leith mess. Meena, who is a very talented member of World Kitchen in Leith, came up with the idea for this variation on an old theme when she was planning the menu for one of her Chai Lounge Supper Club nights.
I translated at the Nuremberg Trials. I looked Hess in the eyes….I still didn’t know what had happened to my family. David Goldberg
The World Kitchen multicultural brunch at Out of the Blue on Sunday 1 April was inspired by the unforgettable stories in Jock Tamson’s Bairns Exhibition. If you saw the words and pictures on display during Previously, Scotland’s History Festival you will know why.
Apple pancakes with cinnamon butter, a variation on a traditional Scottish theme, went down well at World Kitchen in Leith events this year, here’s the recipe from Fay Young.
Ok, I know dropped scones are really meant for teatime. But they can be good at breakfast too – perhaps, sinfully, fried with bacon and served with maple syrup as a Scottish variation on the Canadian theme. Continue reading “Pancakes for breakfast, tea…any time at all”
At World Kitchen in Leith events, Alice’s beans in coconut disappear off the plates in record time and everyone wants to know how to make them. Well, here Alice Musamba shares the secret and a little extra tip: the coconut sauce can be adapted to suit many other vegetables. In fact at last night’s World Kitchen meeting she brought a pot of delicious mushrooms in coconut. They soon disappeared off the plate too.