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Hello! If you’re new to MyMonkfish thanks for coming to have a sneaky peak at our foodie ‘tails’. Today Ms Monkfish is appearing on BBC Radio Scotland’s Kitchen Cafe talking about the infuence of food blogging. Tune in at 1:15pm. If you miss(ed) the show then please visit the BBC iplayer for a ‘listen again’ chance.

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Monkfish has talked about Brooklyn before and caused a quite a stir amongst the ‘locals’ who were aghast that we referred to the ‘Mast Brothers‘ as ‘very Brooklyn’…and dare we repeat it ‘hipsters’….however, we do love Brooklyn, we have been there and we think they are doing very cool stuff when it comes to eating and drinking.

So, let us introduce you to the The Brooklyn Farmacy and Soda Fountain . It has some of the best shop fittings we’ve seen recently. Vintage heaven…we think they’ve got it just right.

As part of our ongoing endeavours to talk about ‘local’ and ‘artisan’ we can happily report that the Farmacy sodas are all made with Brooklyn-based P&H Soda Co. syrups; ice cream comes from a small, all-natural producer in the Adirondacks; and the cupcakes, pies, and even red-velvet twinkies hail from local bakeries – keeping it local, just what we’re passionate about here at Monkfish Towers. To top off our excitement they’ve just opened a ‘pop-up’ at the flagship Kiehl’s store in Manhattan. And you know how much we love a pop-up….

Photos courtesy of Barry Whittaker 

For more info on some of the local artisan suppliers the Farmacy uses click these links:
Adirondack Creamery
Hudson Valley Milk
P&H Soda Co.
Fox’s Syrups 


Finally the night was here…. Expectations were high and spicy as curry fans from Edinburgh (and beyond) gathered at Earthy Foods, Ratcliffe Terrace for the very first ‘Coconut Curry Club’ pop-up event.

Click HERE and read on for the full event lowdown…..



earthy foods coconut curry club edinburghWe all love a ‘pop-up’ these days, it’s the buzz phrase du jour, and when that ‘pop-up’ involves the words ‘curry’ and the best ‘locally sourced ingredients’ then this is a concept that is going to be very exciting, read on…..

Mymonkfish is proud to be partnering with Earthy Foods, Edinburgh, to present the ‘ Pop-Up Coconut Curry Club’ at Ratcliffe Terrace on Thursday 10th November at 7.30pm.  Earthy Foods have just been crowned ‘Best Independent’ in Scotland by the Observer Food Monthly Awards 2011, a worthy accolade for such a passionate and knowledgeable retailer. This passion is plain to see in-store at both the Ratcliffe and Portobello stores and is now going to extend into some very exciting events of which the ‘Pop-Up Coconut Curry Club’ is the first. The Curry Club will be popping up at the Earthy Market Cafe, Ratcliffe Terrace, hit-listed by The List for two years running. Continue reading