Two popular public buildings in St Andrews are playing a role in the ongoing St Andrews Food and Drink Festival.

As the festival builds towards St Andrew’s Day with events and tastings, special food related displays are being shown in the St Andrews Museum and St Andrews Public Library throughout November.

The museum is playing host to an exhibition called “From Oven to Table : Contemporary Pottery made in Fife.”

Visitors can see the diversity of domestic ware made by contemporary potteries in the Kingdom.

The exhibition covers a variety of approaches to the craft from as far west as Culross, all the way to St Andrews in the east.

Everything is for sale, and the display includes items from Susan McGill Designs, St Andrews Pottery, Wemyss Ware, Butter Wynd Pottery, and Culross Pottery and Gallery.

Janice Crane, Exhibitions & Outreach Curator for Fife Cultural Trust said that the exhibition looks not only at a variety of styles and approaches to the craft, but also a range of business models.

These range from part-time, home-working through to larger outfits employing several staff.

“What all the potteries represented have in common is a love for the craft and real creative talent.”

The museum is also home to the ‘Cafe in the Park’, which sells homemade food during museum opening hours

The exhibition will run throughout the festival, and the museum has disabled access, disabled toilets, disabled parking, and an available wheelchair. 

In the library there will be something for people who are fed up cooking the same old things with “A Feast of Books!”

Special displays of cookery and food related books will available, and can be borrowed free of charge.

The library will also host a demo/food tasting session with Sainsbury’s, and it will take place on St Andrew’s Day, November 30.

Among the activity for this weekend is a focus on the popular Balgove Larder, Farm Shop, Butchery and Café.

There will be Chocolatier Experience on Friday night (Nov 22) and a special farm food and festive emphasis over Saturday and Sunday with demonstrations, food sampling and a visit from the Ale Wife.

Tourists and locals have already had the chance to meet producers at a series of special tastings in the VisitScotland Information Centre in Market Street.

Our main photograph shows Rory MacPhee, of Mara Seaweed – featured yesterday on Paul Hollywood’s new “Pies and Puds” television series – in the information centre. 

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