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The Event...

The SCA is working in collaboration with two great organisations - Scotland's Festival of History, and the charity Streetwork - to bring you a ‘Taste of Scotland’. Join us to hear more about our weird and wonderful food history, have a bite to eat (if you dare!), and swap your favourite concoctions and food adventures.

Maybe you have a gem of a family recipe that’s been handed down through the generations. Is your granny’s tablet the best in the world? Precisely how long should you smoke an Arbroath Smokie, and is it ever okay to cook haggis in the microwave?

Throughout the day there will be cookery demonstrations, workshops and speakers. Learn about Edinburgh’s eating past with our food historian, sample some classic dishes prepared in front of you and discover the highs and lows of wartime rationing.

Captain Taylor’s, 18 South Bridge, Edinburgh
Saturday 26 November 2011, 10am until 2pm.