August ’14: Food and Drink
Our theme for #Scotlandhour August 2014 is Scottish Food and Drink
When it comes to Scottish food and drink many of our visitors immediately think of haggis and our national drink, Whisky, and thanks to Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games this summer, they may now be aware of Tunnock’s Teacakes and Irn Bru.
With a little research and some help from all of us interested in Scottish food and drink, whether a word-of-mouth recommendation, an online review or a mouth-watering photo glimpsed on social media, visitors usually quickly discover that Scotland boasts a wonderful natural larder that goes way beyond our most iconic products.
We have incredible chefs, food producers, and champions of our national food and drink helping to tell stories about just how fantastic our Scottish natural larder is, and the trend for food blogs and bloggers, and Twitter chats like our own #scotlandhour are also helping to spread the word.
Throughout the year, visitors and locals alike in Scotland are enjoying more food festivals, farmers’ markets, and a growing number of events where people can sample great Scottish produce local to the area and to Scotland. Our accommodation and hospitality businesses also play an important role in raising awareness of local produce, from Bed & Breakfasts serving their own bread and jams and locally sourced eggs, to pubs, cafes, restaurants, shops and visitor attractions promoting local food and drink in season.
Let’s not forget Scottish pubs and bars – a great way to meet the locals, get inside information and enjoy a dram or some fine Scottish gin, locally brewed beers, ales and hopefully great food to go with them.
If we have left anyone out in this culinary journey then please join us on Wednesday 27th August from 9-10pm and share your food and drink story with the #scotlandhour community – we’d love to hear from you.
Scotlandhour Questions for Wednesday 27th August 2014, 9-10pm BST: Scottish Food and Drink
9.00pm Q1 Share your tips for great Scottish food producers, cooks & suppliers. #scotlandhour
9.10pm Q2 Favourite restaurants/cafes using locally sourced, grown, reared, baked produce? #scotlandhour
9.20pm Q3 How & where will you celebrate Scottish Food Fortnight? @Eat_Scottish #scotlandhour
9.30pm Q4 Recommend one Scottish dish/drink for visitors to try: what & why? #scotlandhour
9.40pm Q5 Best way to build up an appetite & where & what Scottish dish would you eat afterwards? #scotlandhour
9.50pm Q6 Share your photos/videos of a memorable Scottish food and drink experience. #scotlandhour
We’re delighted to welcome guest hosts @thebayfish @butchershopgla @ewanhend @aNipandTuckin
When discussing Scottish Food Fortnight in Wednesday’s chat please use the Twitter handle @Eat_Scottish
Engage with #scotlandhour on the Facebook page or on Twitter at @scotlandhour or with any of the #Scotlandhour team.