Visitors to this weekend’s Anstruther Harbour Festival will be able to eat fresh food at number of locations in the town.

The Fife Food Network’s “Food from Fife” initiative has been working with the festival organisers, and will be in the education room at the Scottish Fisheries Museum on Saturday.

Visitors will be able to pick up some tips for simple seafood dishes, and can collect copies of the “The Fife Larder – The Guide to Fife’s Food and Drink” and its sister Fife Larder Food map.

Food from Fife’s Viv Collie said that Marie Clare James from the Federation of Chefs Scotland will be talking about seafood and demonstrating a couple of easy dishes.

“Sheila Taylor, who runs the café in the museum, has put some special dishes on her menu for the weekend, including Cullen Skink, Smoked Fish Quiche and Smoked Mackerel Pate.

“In addition Jim Knox, of the locally based Fisherman’s Larder, will have a harbour stall, and will be providing some demonstrations of crab dressing as well as selling seafood.

“We helped the festival to create an easily followed map which clearly shows local food stops and festival locations, and it will be available over the weekend” said Viv.

A number of local food businesses will have harbourside stalls, including The Fisherman’s Larder,  Judith’s Chocolates, La Petite Epicerie,  well known artisan baker Murray Barnett, Days Gone Bye, and Cake Creations Fife.

Elsewhere in the town there will be sit-down seafood meals in various eateries along the harbour, including Anstruther Fish Bar, the Waterfront, The Boathouse, the Ship, and the Wee Chippy. 

Nearby Rockies Restaurant at the Anstruther Golf Club,  combines fine dining with an excellent harbour view, and other local restaurants include the Bank, the Royal,  Eastern Touch Contemporary Indian Cuisine, The Dreel, and  the Craw’s Nest Hotel. 

On Saturday the RNLI will be raising funds with its ever popular BBQ featuring some surf and turf with kippers and burgers. On Friday and Saturday “Murray’s Chippie”will be outside the town hall for the evening dances, and people will be able to take their fish suppers into the hall.

Lighter bites and homebaking can be enjoyed at the Bakehouse Tea Room, Coast Coffee, Lisa’s Sweetie Shop, and Mrs P’s Deli/Coffee Shop. 

A make-it-yourself-gourmet lunch of cheeses, sliced cold meats, olives, mustards and condiments can be selected at La Petite Epicerie French Deli (Cunzie Street).

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