Have you Met Kimberley in the City?

On going through Kimberley’s blog, one quote stood out for me:

“My goal is to never let my age exceed the number of countries I have visited, and to keep exploring the world one bite at a time.”

This is a brilliant goal to have and I’m not going to lie it awakened the travel bug inside of me.  I am always jealous of people who have had the opportunity to explore the many wonderful corners of our world, especially when they get to eat their way around these countries.

From New York to Edinburgh….lets get to know Kimberley in the City……

Donut think I can explain how good this was 🍩👌🏼

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Describe your blog in three words:

Exploring, Eating, Enjoying

What made you start blogging?

I had intentions of starting a blog when I spent 6 months in New York but it wasn’t until 2 years later when I moved to Edinburgh and got involved with Zomato and met other people who were interested in food that I started Kimberley in the City. Emily Campbell was one of these inspirational bloggers!

Why should we follow your blog?

My blog has a focus on Edinburgh because it’s where I spend most of my time, but I also try to travel as much as I can and blog about my experiences. So, if you want to discover new places to eat and find out about my top things to do around the world then Kimberley in the City is the blog for you!

Name your three favourite things about Edinburgh:

Food, People, Views.

Edinburgh is great for food because there are lots of restaurants that have become institutions and you know you can always rely on them for a brilliant feed. But there are also numerous new restaurants popping up with exciting cuisine that is full of flavour.

Since I moved to Edinburgh just over 2 years ago I have met so many friendly people through work, blogging and friends of friends. The blogging community are always supporting each other and I love meeting new people at different events.

I’m constantly exploring new areas of Edinburgh and each new close, street and hill boasts different and spectacular views. Edinburgh is definitely one of Europe’s prettiest cities with our beautiful architecture and wonderful green space.

What is your favourite food to eat? Why?

Mexican is definitely my favourite cuisine because I’m obsessed with the flavours. You can’t beat a chunky guacamole, a tangy salsa and well-cooked meat with a generous sprinkling of coriander. I shouldn’t have written this before dinner…

What is your least favourite food to eat? Why?

Olives. I really want to like them because I love nibbles. There’s nothing better than a glass of wine (or 2) with friends, whilst enjoying some cheese, breads and hummus. Olives are usually paired with these kinds of foods and I’ve tried them a few times but I just can’t get on board – I don’t know why!

British Summer Time means the start of 🐟 & 🍟 by the sea!

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Where is your favourite place in Edinburgh to eat and why?

There are so many! El Cartel is my favourite Mexican restaurant because their tacos and margaritas are outstanding. If it’s sushi I’m in the mood for then I head to Kanpai because I feel it’s the most authentic sushi I’ve had in Edinburgh and the sashimi melts in your mouth. But the most fun I’ve had at a restaurant was at RiverLife in Dalry. The food and atmosphere were brilliant and I would choose to eat here for any group dining experiences.

Where is your favourite place to drink in Edinburgh and why?

Again, it depends what kind of night I’m having. I’m a big gin fan and The Jolly Botanist is a brilliant place to head after work for a drink and choose from a wide range of gin cocktails. I also got a voucher for Juniper for Christmas, which I’m excited to try for their gin selection! I enjoy The Devil’s Advocate for a glass of prosecco before going out for dinner, or the Caley Sample Room is our local and perfect for a relaxed after dinner drink on the way home.

Where is your favourite place to have a coffee in Edinburgh and why?

Ok, I know I’m going to get some funny looks, but I’m really not a coffee fan! Give me a peppermint tea any day. Brew Lab is one of my favourite spots for escaping the cold and warming up with a tea and a good book. The layout in Brew Lab is great because they have seats for everyone – armchairs for 1 person through to large wooden tables for groups.

You can only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Shrimp Tacos. I mean any tacos really but if there are shrimp tacos on the menu then it’s decision made for me – I could never get bored!

What is your biggest food vice?

Cheese or peanut butter. They are both extremely tasty and they go well with so many things, that I can’t help but add them to my meals.

What is your favourite city for food other than Edinburgh? Any recommendations?

NYC. It’s just so diverse, although the amount of options for food is pretty overwhelming. My top recommendation would be El Centro (get the Baja shrimp tacos), but you can’t go wrong on 9 th Avenue.

Fill in the gaps : If I had to be food I would be a macaron Because… I like to think I’m a good mixture of tough on the outside and soft in the middle.

What are your three favourite social media accounts to follow?  (Can be any form of social media)

Other than Talor Gilchrist of course…

I’m all about Instagram for travel and food photos, so I would say it has to be:

@saintsonaplane

@new_fork_city

@eatnlondon

If you are a blogger and want to be interviewed for my ‘Have You Met’ series, ping me an email to talorgilchrist@gmail.com with the subject Have You Met….?.

Kimberley in the City social media:

Website: KimberleyintheCity.com

Instagram: @KimberleyLaing

Twitter: @KimberleyLaing

My social media : 

Facebook: Facebook.com/talortries

Youtube: Talor Tries….

Instagram: talorgilchrist_

Twitter: Talor_Gilchrist

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