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Meals on Reels: a celebration of Scottish food and drink

February 10, 2012

Tuesday 28th February 2012
The Scottish Café & Restaurant, The Mound, Edinburgh
Starting at 19.00hrs

Join Slow Food Edinburgh at The Scottish Café & Restaurant for an evening of food, film and conversation at this special event to celebrate our Scottish food traditions.

In collaboration with Regional Screen Scotland we are delighted to host the inaugural screening in Edinburgh of Meals on Reels, a series of films and extracts from the collection of Scottish Screen Archive at the National Library of Scotland.

The programme takes a nostalgic look at food and drink products showcasing bygone products, methods of production and advertising before, during and after the Second World War.

Divided into a ‘menu’ of footage, it features everything from Arbroath Smokies, Dundee Peh and Black Pudding to Dunlop Cheese, Lofty Peak cake and whisky.

You will be welcomed with a glass of wine and, before settling down for the screening and ensuing discussion, will enjoy a supper of all three of the following warming bowls of Scottish fare, featuring products inspired by the film:

  • Crispy Findlay’s of Portobello Haggis and Stornway Black Pudding balls and Smokehead Whisky Sauce
  • Mug of Creamed Cullen Skink with shards of toasted bread
  • Mini homemade Inverurie steak and Deuchars IPA with mashed potato
  • Vegetarian options will be available on request (please say you’d like the veggie options when booking)

The cost is £25 per person. Additional drinks, including tea and coffee are available on the night to purchase.

The Scottish Café, in the heart of Princes Street Gardens, is proudly committed to promoting Scotland’s culinary culture and supporting local suppliers, and is therefore the perfect venue for this celebration.

For any enquiries and to book your place, please e-mail Slow Food Edinburgh at

Please advise of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

We look forward to welcoming you to The Scottish Café & Restaurant for what promises to be a wonderful celebration of our Scottish food heritage.

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