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June 9, 2014
[The sun shone on last year's Crail Food Festival.][1]
The sun shone on last year’s Crail Food Festival.

Ever smoked a haddock in a chimney? No, well set course for Crail Food Festival this coming weekend and see how it’s done.

The traditional dish of Crail capon, or haddock smoked in a lum, is just one of the gastro-attractions taking place around the harbour of the Fife village on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th June.

Biggest ever

Thanks to support from Event Scotland and Homecoming Scotland 2014, the fourth Crail Food Festival looks set to be the biggest ever.  Over 50 local food producers will take part in the two-day festival with a special Tasting Theatre and Food Market with free food sampling all day.

Meet the Producer workshops will allow visitors to learn new skills and experience new tastes with activities ranging from whisky and chocolate matching to cheese and wine pairing.

Local food and drink

Local food and drink on offer will include cheese, venison, smoked fish, gin, craft ales, and of course, the shellfish for which the East Neuk of Fife is famous.

A Cookery Theatre will feature demonstrations by a range of local cooks and chef patrons, from Michelin star talent to award-winning cookery writers such as Nichola Fletcher.

Look out for the Sunday Lunch at The Harbour. Using the iconic Crail Harbour as the backdrop, street food vendors and local producers will come together to host a massive picnic for visitors.

[It's a safe bet that smokies will be on the menu.][3]
It’s a safe bet that smokies will be on the menu.

Seafood fae Fife

Shellfish, smokies, ice cream, game and pizza cooked in a converted horsebox while you wait are just some of the goods on offer at the harbour. Local businesses will provide potted shrimp, home baking and more.

The full programme can be found at or follow @CrailFoodFest on Twitter or like the event on Facebook.