- Posted September 11, 2013 by
September 7- 22: Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight!
Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight aims to help people discover the great local food and drink made right on their doorstep!
There is great Scottish produce to be found and Scotland has some really fabulous food on offer. For example, what about the seafood? I have been to lots of farmers markets and had the pleasure of buying a hot and smokey haddock - or to give it its proper name - Arbroath Smokie.
The Arbroath Smokie now has official protection through the Protected Geographical Indication. And what this means is that the name Arbroath Smokie can only be given to haddock, which has been smoked in the traditional manner and what's more all this has to take place within an eight kilometre radius of Arbroath.
And of course, there are lots of other food recipe of Scotland to celebrate - here are just a few - haggis, cullen skink (a thick soup made with smoked Finnan haddock, potatoes and onions), bridie (a minced beef pastry or pie originally from Forfar, sometimes with onions and spices, it's very similar in shape to the Cornish pasty), tablet (a confection made from sugar, condensed milk, and butter, which is often flavoured with vanilla), Dundee cake (a light fruit cake topped with blanched almonds) and who could forget shortbread, which must be one of the most famous of Scottish delicacies that is known worldwide.
well it would really be remiss not to mention the most famous of all - Scottish whisky - it's hard to believe but there are over 2,500 brands of Scottish whisky sold around the world - wow! For all the information you need about Scottish whisky visit the Scottish Whisky Association's website. Along with whisky there is one more famous Scottish drink to mention and that is Irn Bru, or as it is known in Scotland "ginger"