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The Plagiarism Dinners

Photo Credit:  Victor Frankowski

Photo Credit: Victor Frankowski

Beg, Steal and Borrow

On 10, 11, 12 November Edinburgh Food Studio celebrates its 51st weekend. We are joined by our special friends and allies, the creative powerhouse, Blanch and Shock. On the final weekend before our first birthday, we welcome Blanch and Shock chefs Joshua Pollen and Mike Knowlden to create a feast fitting for the occasion. The dinners will play with the idea of a culinary remix, using previous dinners served at the Studio as a starting point.

Guest chefs Josh and Mike will pick plates by looking through the entirety of our past menus, and, based solely on the ingredients listed, create new dishes in their own style. At this date, a retrospective on year one, their imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

London based Blanch and Shock do things differently. Neither a restaurant nor a caterer, but something like both, they make diverse food projects around the UK and beyond, from Edible Cinema events to exploding cakes to recreations of artistic meals served in 19070s Soho, New York. The team often collaborate with performers, designers, scientists and historians to produce dinners illustrating disparate ideas such as the four humours, Anglo-Norman food, neuroscience, or the world of Twin Peaks. Their dinners at the Edinburgh Food Studio mark the close of a 2016 tour of friends and collaborators around the country, including Hantverk & FoundWoolf & Social and Dens & Signals.

Photo Credit:  Angela Moore

Photo Credit: Angela Moore

At their heart of even the most playful of their dinners is a love for British terroir, and the chance to apply techniques from around the world to the best ingredients, both wild and cultivated. Expect wacky ideas, and garage projects brought to  scale, think of the last 51 services, all the styles and ingredients, rolled into one big fat remix night, as we mark the close of year one, and celebrate all that it has brought. 

Photo Credit:  Chris Keenan

Photo Credit: Chris Keenan

Come and join us for The Plagiarism Dinners on 10, 11, 12 November. The menu costs £42 and there will also be an optional drinks pairing menu available on the night. Book early to avoid disappointment by calling 0131 258 0758, or emailing

Earlier Event: November 3
Edinburgh Food Studio Dinners
Later Event: November 17
Wild Tended