Making shortbread in this Edinburgh Cookery Class

Cookery Classes in Nell’s Edinburgh Kitchen

Nell Nelson (from Edinburgh Food Safari) is offering Scottish cooking classes in her Georgian home – this is a lovely way to enjoy authentic Scottish food and learn more about the key ingredients in a real Edinburgh home environment.   

The minimum number of guests is two, maximum eight. You will also be able relax after all that chopping and stirring and learn about Scotland’s unique history and food culture.

The three hour cooking class can be over lunch 11am – 2 pm or in the evening 6-9pm and includes:


  • Aperitif of Edinburgh’s newest gin – Lind and Lime with homemade cheese oatcakes 
  • Cullen Skink – smoked haddock, cream, potato and leek soup – made by you
  • Haggis – veggie or meat and turnip and potato mash and a dram of whisky
  • Straight from the oven warm butter shortbread made by you
    and tea and coffee and take home gift of your own shortbread

Cost is £94 per person

To book click on Eat With for a secure booking link – if times do not suit – Nell can create a link for you to book through 


  • shortbread making
    The boys making shortbread
  • The girls making shortbread
  • Relax in Nell's sitting room
  • Thistle and tartans on the napkins
  • Father and son making shortbread
  • Haggis neeps and tatties
  • Butter, flour and sugar = shortbread
  • Your own homemade shortbread


  • Nell is the best!
    Review of: Edinburgh Food Safari - Cooking Class
    Nell was the best! Super friendly, easy to talk to and an amazing host/food expert! She knows her way around the kitchen and the history of Scotland.
    — Daytripper wrote a review 8 Sept Orlando, Florida
  • Very amazing experience!
    Nell was such a blast to cook with. She welcomed our family into her beautiful home with a personalized welcome sign. We then sat and had a welcome drink and snack. Then it was off to the kitchen to cook. Nell prepared all the ingredients so we could focus on the fun part. We learned about the history of the ingredients and the dishes. And finally, we got to sit down to the foods we made. Such a treat.
    — DS E wrote a review Apr 2022