Food from Fife will be high on the agenda at the BBC Good Food Show in Glasgow next month.
The Fife Food Network and Visit St Andrews will be playing a prominent role as they jointly sponsor the show’s Seasonal Tasting Theatre.
The network’s “Food from Fife” initiative, which has attracted national attention since its launch a year ago, will be bringing together producers, chefs and local delicacies at an event which last year attracted 18,000 visitors.
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.
“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,” 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 Cupar’s Elmwood College.