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Edinburgh's food heritage brought to life

EWH has launched a new series of videos looking at the the city's culinary history, as part of the Edinburgh Food Heritage Trail.

Jan 22, 2016

The trail reveals some of the hidden links between the city’s built heritage and its food traditions, encouraging visitors to explore the nooks and crannies of the World Heritage Site and discover its culinary traditions. Find out more about the Edinbuergh Food Heritage Trail...

The series of videos focus on some of the key themes of Edinburgh’s food heritage:

‘Wha’all buy frae me!’ – For hundreds of years city residents bought their food at street markets, a tradition kept alive today in the Edinburgh Farmers Market.

Fruits of the Sea – Seafood has always been important in Edinburgh, and in the past oysters were particularly plentiful.

The Practice of Cookery – Edinburgh has a tradition of cookery schools stretching back to the Georgian period, and continued today with the Edinburgh New Town Cookery School.

Dining in Historic Style – Find out how dining changed with the city’s architecture over the centuries, and discover some of the opportunities to eat in stunning historic surroundings.

Led by Edinburgh World Heritage, the trail is a unique partnership project, bringing together a range of public, charitable and private sector partners to showcase the city’s built heritage and food traditions. The project is supported by the VisitScotland Year of Food and Drink Growth Fund.

The project partners are Edinburgh World Heritage, the National Library of Scotland, the National Trust for Scotland, Victor and Carina Contini, Essential Edinburgh, the Edinburgh New Town Cookery School, Ondine Restaurant, Welch's Fishmongers, the Fudge House, Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and the Gardener's Cottage.

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