Food from Fife is being showcased at the BBC Good Food Show in Glasgow over the weekend.

The Fife Food Network and Visit St Andrews are playing a prominent role as they jointly sponsor the show’s three day Seasonal Tasting Theatre.

The network’s “Food from Fife” initiative, which has attracted national attention since its launch a year ago, is bringing together producers, chefs and local delicacies at an event which last year attracted 18,000 visitors.

There will be a Food from Fife stand in the main hall, and over three days a number of sessions in the Tasting Theatre will be highlighting the best of local food and cooking.

One of the network’s directors, Viv Collie, said that the event will provide a wonderful opportunity for showcasing Fife’s natural larder while highlighting activities planned around St Andrews Day a few weeks later.

She said that among those taking part are the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa, Rocca at Macdonald Rusacks, Spencerfield Spirit Company, the Eden Brewery, Seriously Good Venison, Luvians, St Andrews Farmhouse Cheese Company, Balgove Larder Farm Shop and Butchery, and Puddledub Buffalo. 

“There is a fantastic food and drink offering in Fife, and through the tasting theatre we will be able to spread the message far and wide.

“Chefs from the St Andrews area will be working with Fife produce which includes some of the UK’s finest meats, cheese, and seafood”

“We will also be featuring award winning gins and whiskies and growing interest in micro breweries and production of craft ales

“There will be information about Food from Fife and Visit St Andrews on our stand, and visitors will be able to see some of our high quality local products” she said.

Patrick Laughlin of St Andrews Partnership, which manages the Visit St Andrews initiative, said that the presence at the BBC Good Food Show will serve as a taster for a much larger 10-day food event.

“This will take place in the town from November 23 to December 2, adding a whole new dimension to the long-established St Andrews Festival.

“Food and drink is becoming a major selling point for St Andrews, particularly during the quieter months.

“It will form an important part of our emerging plans for promoting St Andrews to different segments of the UK visitor market throughout the year,” said Mr Laughlin.

Work in the Seasonal Tasting Theatre will be supported by hospitality staff and students from SRUC, Elmwood Campus, Cupar.

Further details about the organisations involved can be found at www.foodfromfife.co.uk and www.standrews.co.uk

 

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