Foodies, which was launched in 2007 as part of the Festivals season in the city of Edinburgh, has expanded down the country with events right across England. The Festival is now responsible for eight annual events throughout the UK making it one of the biggest jubilations of food and drink.
The two day festival moved venue to the International Conference Centre in Edinburgh and this summer saw the Scottish weather working its magic allowing the event at Inverleith Park to have outdoor bars and tables.
The venue is now indoors due to winter conditions on the horizon and it is now in a more central location within the City with the festival director Sue Hitchen explaining why the location of the festival has changed.
The festival offers entertainment for all the family and makes a really good family day out to see the demonstrations from chefs, masterclasses on food and drink as well as many bars, cafes and a gift market. There is said to be a wide array of breads, cakes, cheese, chocolate and gits at the EICC as well over 100 exhibitors arrive.
There is an area for whisky demonstrations for those who take an interest in drink and they are also able to get themselves a cheeky tipple at the village offering champagne and wine.
For those who love their food there is a chef’s theatre hosting a range of top chefs from Scotland including 2011’s Scottish Chef of the Year Neil Forbes, Balmoral Hotel’s Jeff Bland and a contestant who appeared on the Great British Menu, Mark Greenaway who are offer live demonstration of their field of work.