Fancy browsing some food and drink events this weekend? Tuck into this delicious threesome.
First up, the Dundee Flower and Food Festival starts tomorrow (Friday 31 August) and runs until Sunday.
One of Scotland’s longest running food and drink events, the festival is now in its 30th year.
Taking place in Camperdown Park, it offers free cookery demonstrations, children’s activities, a craft fair, live entertainment plus the chance to taste and buy a wide range of culinary delights.
As you might expect there are a number of notable chefs doing their thing over the course of the weekend.
Our fancy has been tickled by the Scotch broth competition. If you reckon that your, or your Maw’s, Scotch broth is the best ever then entries need to be submitted by 7.45am tomorrow.
Because this blogger is irredeemably childish, we will be keeping a close eye on the veg in the various gardeners’ competitions.
Regrettably, we still chuckle over an oddly shaped root vegetable.
Food and drink events: World Stovies Championship
If you are better at making stovies than you are at whipping up a Scotch broth then you may wish to press further north to Huntly.
The annual Huntly Hairst Food Festival runs on Saturday and it features the World Stovies Championship.
The Championship has been running for the last seven years. Previous winners have gone on to appear on MasterChef and one even founded a successful chain of stovies restaurants which operates across South East Asia.
OK, we made the last bit up but even if you are not a stovies fan there is plenty going on at the Huntly Hairst.
Up to 60 stalls will be showcasing food and drink from North East Scotland while other events include farm tours, fermentation workshops and a foraging walk.
If you prefer your food and drink events to have more of an emphasis on the drink side of things then the Spirit of Speyside: Distilled event runs Friday 31 August to Saturday 1st September.
Taking place at Elgin Town Hall, it celebrates not only Speyside’s whisky distillers but also the region’s award-winning brewers, gin crafters and food producers.