Moray urged to embrace theme for Scottish Food and Drink

PEOPLE IN MORAY are being urged to lend their support to Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight next month, promoting local produce grown, created, cooked and sold in the region.

The two week event is encouraging the public to take part by “changing one thing” 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 organisers say they would love everyone across Scotland, of all ages, to join in to champion Scotland’s delicious larder and change one thing (#onethingfortnight) for 2017.

Daily themes have been suggested that it is hoped will inspire groups and individuals to hold their own events during the fortnight, with Fiona Richmond, Head of Regional Food, saying: “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 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, or 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, so please do get involved and let us know what you are doing to support the Fortnight.

“We’ll be offering a prize at the end of the Fortnight to the person we deem to have been the most dedicated supporter of the campaign on social media and who has best embraced the #onethingfortnight ethos.”

The daily themes tie in with the year of History, Heritage and Archaeology – full details of the fortnight and daily themes can be found online or more information can be obtained by Email.