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Edinburgh Foodies Festival Christmas: where to find it and what to expect

Edinburgh Foodies Festival Christmas: where to find it and what to expect

Champagne tasting, festive cookery demonstrations, a mince pie eating contest and more at this year's event

Foodies Festival returns to the EICC this winter for a three-day festive feast with some of the country's finest culinary talent. Sample Christmas canapés, find the best wine and port to stock up on for the festive period and get tips from local chefs including the Pompadour's Daniel Ashmore, The Three Chimneys' Scott Davies, Norn's Scott Smith and MasterChef Professionals winner Jamie Scott.

While chefs cook up their festive favourites in the Chef's Theatre, bakers and patisserie chefs will take over the Cakes and Desserts Theatre, demonstrating how to make a range of sweet treats.

Learn how to create your own floral Christmas wreath, how to cure your own smoked salmon, whip up spiced festive ice cream or decorate Christmas cupcakes in a series of masterclasses taking place over the weekend. There's also plenty of wine, champagne and craft beer tasting to be done in the Drinks Theatre, or head to Gin Alley to discover your new favourite juniper based spirit.

Taste flavours of the world at Street Food Avenue, indulge in award-winning treats in the Pudding Hall, take part in a Chilli-Eating Competition or a Mince Pie Eating Contest if you've more of a sweet tooth. Little ones can enjoy activities at the Elf's Cookery School where they can learn to make everything from gingerbread men to chocolate snowballs.

There'll be music and Christmas carols on the Live Music Stage, a vintage tea room and a Champagne Ski Bar.

Foodies Festival Christmas, EICC, Edinburgh, Fri 24–Sun 26 Nov. Tickets now available.

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Foodies Festival Christmas

A three-day festive food extravaganza including producers' market, tastings, demonstrations, a wine and champagne village and over 150 stalls selling the best local seasonal produce.

EICC, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Nov

£14 (£12; Members VIP £35–£38) / 0131 300 3000

  • 10:00 – 21:00

Sat 25 Nov

£14 (£12; Members VIP £35–£38) / 0131 300 3000

  • 10:00 – 21:00

Sun 26 Nov

£14 (£12; Members VIP £35–£38) / 0131 300 3000

  • 10:00 – 21:00

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