Edinburgh Fringe: A Festival of Excess

Each summer, while the rest of the world thinks about beaches, beer, and baloney sandwiches, the fair city of Edinburgh turns its mind to more stimulating matters. Maybe it’s the weather—unseasonably wet—maybe it’s the whiskey—always hot—whatever it is, it’s not to be missed. This is a festival in the true sense of the word, a ‘feast’ival’ so to speak, and there are dishes here to suit every palette.

For example, it’s around 2pm on Friday afternoon when I arrive, and already 60% of th

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