Our annual celebration of Scottish cuisine is here, and this year we are going on a Food Adventure!
To celebrate the launch of Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight, children from Aultmore Park Primary School in Glasgow embarked on a Food Adventure by exploring the fresh and seasonal vegetables grown in the school’s allotment. Harvesting homegrown delights, a dozen pupils from the school in Easterhouse embraced their foodie challenge by getting green fingered and hunting for their allotment’s treasure.
This year’s Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight runs from the 6th September until the 21st and aims to celebrate the wealth of produce available in Scotland whilst offering you the opportunity to learn more about Scottish products and tantalise your taste buds! From foraging to growing your own, like the pupils from Aultmore Park, we’re encouraging everyone to embark on their own Food Adventure and explore the culinary wonders Scotland’s rich larder has to offer.
Throughout the fortnight a host of diverse events are also taking place. Ranging from specially developed menus and cookery demonstrations to food festivals and farmers markets there is something for everyone to enjoy.
So this year we challenge you to go on a Food Adventure; maybe you’ll make a trip to a special restaurant you’ve been dying to try out, or experiment with fresh, seasonal ingredients to create a culinary masterpiece at home. Perhaps you’ll visit one of Speyside’s fantastic distilleries and enjoy a nosing and tasting session, or satisfy your sweet tooth with berry picking in Perthshire.
Whatever you do we’ll all be united in our celebration of the delicious, fresh and local produce grown in Scotland that firmly establishes the nation as a Land of Food and Drink.
Will you be inspired to embark on a Food Adventure this September? Head over to the Scottish Food & Drink Food Fortnight website to find out more about what’s on in your area!