Public urged to support Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight this month
Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight is a nationwide event which supports and promotes Scotland’s produce and the people who grow, make, cook and sell it. Once again, the fortnight is encouraging the great Scottish public to take part by changing just one thing (#onethingfortnight) about how much Scottish food and drink they buy and eat. This year’s celebration will take place between Saturday September 2 and Sunday September 17 inclusive, and we would love everyone across Scotland, of all ages, to join in to champion Scotland’s delicious larder and change one thing (#onethingfortnight) for 2017. Tying in with the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight is profiling the following daily food themes and asking everyone, to simply change one thing (#onethingfortnight): Fiona Richmond, Head of Regional Food, said: ‘Using the daily themes as inspiration, we are searching the archives for historical recipes and asking chefs to provide us with recipes that offer their own modern take on a theme. We will be sharing these recipes, old and new, with the public, alongside other fascinating and delicious hints, tips and facts about Scottish food and drink. ‘All the while, we’ll asking people to make use of these ideas to change ‘#onethingfortnight’ about the way in which they interact with Scottish produce. For example, an office worker may switch to Scotch Beef or Scottish Salmon in their daily sandwich; families may seek out Scottish labels on food and drink at the supermarket or visit their local butcher or baker – the possibilities are endless. ‘Just one change can make a huge difference.’ Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight 2017 officially launched at the start of September.