It’s a big weekend in Scotland’s culinary calendar. Eat, Drink, Discover Scotland, one of the flagship events of the Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight, is taking place over the next three days at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh.
Taking place from today until Sunday, Eat Drink Discover Scotland will play host to over a hundred food and drink companies – many of whom are smaller producers.
Artisan producers from Mara Seaweed to Thistly Cross Cider via Strathearn Distillery and The Puffer Food Company are among the diverse range of businesses showcasing their Scottish produce at the event.
The show will be laid out in eleven regional zones – Perthshire, Grampian, Dundee & Angus, Kingdom of Fife, Highlands and Islands, Ayrshire, Arran & Argyll, Greater Glasgow & the Clyde Valley, Loch Lomond The Trossachs and the Forth Valley, Borders, Dumfries and Galloway and Edinburgh and Lothians.
Eat Scotland in a day
The idea is that visitors will be able to eat their way around Scotland in one day and under one roof.
As well as cooking demos from some of the nation’s best known chefs, the weekend will also reveal ‘Scotland’s best kept secret ingredient’.
Celebrity chef Mark Greenaway has been on a mission to discover the secret ingredients that Scottish cooks just simply have to have in the pantry.
Chef Greenaway has been travelling all over Scotland to unearth the country’s more unexpected ingredients.
A shortlist of the best entrants has been invited to join Mark in a cook-off. The producer or retailer who supplied the winner with their secret ingredient will be given a free exhibition stand at next year’s event.
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