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Hey Monkfish fans, even though we all think that August is the busiest month EVER in Edinburgh it seems like September is gearing up to be pretty hectic too.

This little lot is happening. Click on the links, dip in and out, see what you can get up to whilst enjoying some Autumnal sunshine.

Scottish Food Fortnight…

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Already underway there are plenty of events during #scottishfoodfortnight to get your teeth into, quite literally. Check out the website for more details or follow them on Twitter HERE

Eat Drink Discover Scotland…


Taking place this weekend, Friday to Sunday, join numerous chefs, producers, suppliers in the ultimate celebration of Scotland’s Larder. Look out for the Scottish Salmon stand as Mrs M will be cooking up a storm on Sunday and serving up a Japanese Salmon noodle salad throughout the day!

Organic September…


The Soil Association are celebrating ‘Organic September’ – check out what’s happening on their website HERE #smallchangesbigdifference

Terra Madre Scotland 2014


The first ever ‘Terra Madre Scotland’ will take place on 20 & 21 September at Cawdor Castle, Nairn in partnership with ‘Living Food’ – an annual celebration of quality artisan food from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

For tickets and more information click HERE

And if that’s not enough….

Try out the new Victor & Carina Contini restaurant – Cannonball – located in the heart of the Old Town just underneath the Castle. See more on their website HERE.

Or you could always join Mrs M and Mini Monkfish at Night Garden Live on Saturday? Hashtag Iggle Piggle 🙂


Hopefully you’ve just clicked on and watched the lovely cartoon above and it’s struck a chord? Mymonkfish has long been a supporter of all things ‘local’ and I think this film comes up with new ideas for how people can do that.

Mymonkfish is as guilty as the rest of us when it comes to supermarket shopping but recently here at Monkfish Castle we have been trying really hard to shop more locally. One or our top fave foodie destinations is ‘Earthy Foods‘ (might have mentioned that before)….yes, you’ll find it more expensive than ‘Tesco’s’ but blimey, what top quality produce we’ve been buying. And the taste!! Our veg shop the other day included the most delicious tomatoes courtesy of Phantassie Organic and the most delicious steak that we’ve ever tasted (cooked to perfection by Ms. monkfish I hasten to add).  Shout out to Hugh Grierson’s organic butchery based at Earthy Foods in Edinburgh.

Mymonkfish is very passionate about this subject, more and more we want to know where our food is coming from. At the same time we don’t want to preach to the converted…….as monkfish fans you’ll know that ‘artisan’, ‘organic’ and ‘local’ are our values and we are very passionate about them. The more mymonkfish evolves on this whirlwind culinary adventure the more important these values are becoming. Let’s keep our farmers in business and try to buy ‘local’ whenever possible.

Right, soapbox away, time for dinner! Mr Predictable, get those chicken kiev’s in 😉 (I know you’ve all got enough intelligence to know I’m joking….he is partial to the odd Frey Bentos though, yikes, must put a stop to that….)

If this is important to you too please leave a comment below, we’d love to hear your thoughts.

You might also like to visit these sites:
Edinburgh  Community Food

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