Scottish Food Guide

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Scottish Taste Buddies 
Food and drink can be merely consumables necessary to sustain the holidaymaker or can be carefully chosen to be savoured and remembered as part of the whole enjoyable Scottish holiday experience.

Scottishfoodguide.com is dedicated to the latter and happy to be associated with other enterprises, initiatives or ideas of like mind. To this end we have created Scottish Taste Buddies as a showcase for kindred spirits.

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Catering in Scotland

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45 Queen Street
Edinburgh,  EH2 3NH
Tel: 0131 220 3852
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An excellent trade publication for Scottish catering, tourism and hospitality markets, the magazine is ideally placed to keep abreast of the latest news and views. Teamed up with chartered accountants, nutrition specialists, property consultants and, on occasion, MSPs, it brings you the best advice and opinion available. In an effort to recognise and reward the high degrees of creativity, excellence and innovation in Scotland 's catering, hospitality and tourism industries, CIS asks YOU annually for entries and nominations for the CIS Excellence Awards. Aimed at recognising and rewarding the highest standards in the Scottish catering, hospitality and tourism industries, the CIS Awards showcase and celebrate the best that Scotland has to offer every May. Look out for entry forms each new year and consider your nominations in good time. Open to all types of established and emerging businesses and talent, from chefs and contract caterers to hotels and restaurants. and tourism organisations, there is a category to suit you or your company.
 
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Anyone interested in joining the .scots here are the details. Dot Scot Registry is a not-for-profit company that has been created to apply for and operate a .scot domain as an online identity for the worldwide family of Scots. .scot will give people, organisations and businesses the opportunity to clearly identify themselves as Scottish.
 
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Gardening Scotland

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The Royal Highland Centre,
Ingliston
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This year at Gardening Scotland (May 30th - Jun 1st 2014) Scottish Food Guide will return to its exclusive Pavilion in the Highland Hall at Ingliston. Wendy passionately supports local producers and will be on the Stand to welcome you along with SFG Members and their produce to taste and buy. Special guests this year include Macbeth's Highland Beef, St Andrews Farmhouse Cheese, Henderson's organic bakes, Chillilicious, and Isle of Skye Sea Salt. Wendy will be signing copies of her book 'Food Miles From Home' and cooking up recipes with the Stand produce in the theatre too (last year's recipe leaflet pictured). See you there!
 
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Soil Association Scotland

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Tower Mains
18 Liberton Brae

Edinburgh,   EH16 6AE
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Soil Association Scotland campaigns for locally produced, GM-free, organic food to be available and affordable throughout Scotland. They provide an organic food and farming information service for members, schools and the general public.
 
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Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight

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Number 3, The Royal Highland Centre
Ingliston


Edinburgh,  EH28 8NB
Tel: 0131 3350940
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Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight is an annual September celebration of Scottish produce that has been backed by some of the country’s leading culinary names. Now run by Scotland Food & Drink, individuals and organisations support the event along with significant Government backing. Food columnist and cookery expert Lady Claire Macdonald is Patron and Wendy Barrie a supporter for the two week long event.
 
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FOOD MILES FROM HOME by WENDY BARRIE

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In her latest book “Food Miles from Home” Wendy Barrie travels to some of her favourite places, eating seasonally and above all seeking local speciality producers: Linderod Pig and herring in Skåne; Paste di Meliga in Italy; crabs in San Francisco; Shetland lamb and highland beef in Scotland. There are entertaining stories and recipes to give a taste of the regions visited with local alternatives to recreate the dishes. If, like Wendy, Scotland is home, at least some of the time, then look no further than Scotland’s specialty producers - lardons from pedigree pigs, finest mature highland cheeses in place of Parmesan, and our blues for Roquefort! Wendy says “Remember, we are what we eat, so we should know what we are eating! Think about it, savour and enjoy.” Wendy’s book is available through her websites price £15 / 150SK inclusive of p&p in UK & Sweden and from selected farm shops. For further information and orders please press contact button on website. Also available at Craigie's Farm Shop, Tain Pottery and Benromach Distillery Shop.
 
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Royal Highland Centre
Ingliston
Edinburgh


Edinburgh,  EH28 8NF
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The 'Highland' is the pinnacle of the Scottish showing year, but its appeal stretches well beyond Scotland’s borders to make it not only one of the UK’s premier agricultural shows but also a great day out for all the family, featuring many other activities including food, crafts & flowers. One of the most popular locations at the show - and the one with the greatest footfall - is the Food and Drink at the Royal Highland indoor exhibition. This year there are more exhibitors than ever to tempt you. Visit the Food and Drink Cookery Theatre to see Scotland's cooks and chefs in action with our wonderful produce. A full timetable of Shows daily with lots to taste in the complimentary 100 seat theatre, See you there, third week in June. www.royalhighlandshow.org
 
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Scottish Cheese Trail Cheeseboard

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This attractive cheese tile is one of a limited edition commissioned by Wendy Barrie to celebrate the craft of the artisan cheesemaker and to support small rural enterprises in Scotland. Ideal for that wedge of handmade cheese and an excellent reminder of where to look for that charming place to eat and stay. A perfect gift for the foodie friend. £10 incl p&p (UK or Sweden). Available through this website.
 
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St George's School

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Garscube Tce
Edinburgh,  EH12 6BG
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Scottish Food Guide supports excellent examples of school lunches! St George’s is such a place with a great tradition of serving freshly cooked lunches and works with students to create appealing meals for the girls to enjoy. Sitting down to eat a proper meal is an important part of social skills as well as nutrition. They are proud and delighted to hold the healthy living award for all their meals and are committed to offering ample fruit and vegetables whilst reducing excesses of sugar, salt, fat, additives and preservatives. They support taste education and have a healthy approach to food throughout the school, underpinned by government nutritional standards, with taster tables for new dishes. St George’s maintains strong links with the Food Studies department and kitchen visits are arranged for year groups and hospitality students can experience the real deal! They are committed to using local produce and suppliers and to reducing waste wherever possible.
 
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Pots Pans and Pixels

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Great things sometimes come in small packages and Wendy Barrie’s inaugural light-hearted first cookbook will strain neither purse nor coffee table. Nor will it endanger the rain forests. What this practical little book will do, well above its shipping weight, is amuse and inform. ‘Pots, Pans and Pixels’ is a cheery kitchen companion, a soufflé of favourite recipes served with a sprinkling of tales from the files of a working ‘foodie.’ Wendy’s creative input teamed with talented Scots photographer Alan Donaldson’s full colour food shots will appeal to all who like to see the ‘one made earlier’ before trying out new recipes. Others may be surprised at how interesting the life of a ‘scone maker’ can be! Cover price £10 inclusive of p&p in UK or Sweden available via this website. Only a few copies left.
 
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Healthy Living Award

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NHS Health Scotland
5th Floor
Meridian Court
5 Cadogan Street


Glasgow,  G2 6QE
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The healthyliving award is the sign of healthier food when eating out in Scotland, whether that be in your workplace canteen, local sandwich shop, café or restaurant. This exciting award rewards good practice and highlights businesses that are making it easer for their customers to eat healthily when eating out. Please note new address from April 2013
 
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Slow Food

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‘Cometh the hour cometh the man’ could well be said of Carlo Petrini who started the Slow Food movement in the ‘80s as a rallying call to all food loving Italians who were concerned at the relentless march of the ‘fast food’ culture. Not only did he articulate the misgivings of his own countrymen but encouraged like minded people around the world to come together in local convivia. Sometime in the ’90s I was invited by a friend to a charity dinner to mark Slow’s arrival in Scotland. Since then, hundreds of youngsters have attended my Slow Food workshops to learn about the food we eat. In many places chefs have linked with a local school, to encourage taste education for youngsters. I am now a member of Slow Food Scania. Slow Food is a movement supporting biodiversity and small producers world wide. It values ecological production of high quality food with primary producers receiving just rewards for their dedication and hard labour. Many will use skills passed down through generations and may be safeguarding rare breeds or old varieties, above or below ground. The core values of the movement are Good, Clean and Fair.
 
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Wallace House
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Stirling,  FK8 1JU
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A very useful website for all you food lovers who hate waste with great tips on saving our environment and our pennies. I am delighted to have been invited to contribute over 200 of the recipes on this website so enjoy and help create our healthier, cleaner Scotland. If you have an I Phone you can download a brilliant free Love Food Hate Waste net apps with my recipes to have fun with.
 
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19 Torphichen Street
Edinburgh,  EH3 8HX
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Promoting the advancement of health, hygiene and safety in Scotland. Based in Edinburgh REHIS is an independent self-financing Scottish registered charity promoting education and professional practice in environmental health. REHIS acts as the awarding body for a number of qualifications in Food Safety, Food and Health and Occupational Health and Safety, details of which are available from their office. Please note their new contact details as they have just flitted to new premises.
 
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Stirling,  FK8 1QZ
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Zero Waste Scotland is working with businesses, local authorities and households across Scotland to reduce the quantity of food that is wasted each year. The Scottish hospitality sector alone is estimated to dispose of 53,500 tonnes of food annually, and households could save £35 a month by reducing food waste. Please visit the website with a click or drop a line to see how they can help you and your business reduce food waste and save money. Please note new address.
 
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Bo Dahlgren, Consultant in Animal Husbandry, Eco Farming & Biodiversity

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Bosse Dahlgren has always been passionate about nature and is a leading expert in old breeds, farming heritage and animal welfare. He is particularly interested in how this knowledge can be used in sustainable food production and is on the Board of various Rare Breed Gene Banks.
 
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As part of Scottish Food Guide’s planned move out of town, Wendy’s city base is now on the market. A rare opportunity to purchase a piece of Edinburgh history. Designed by George Washington Browne for the Scottish artist Charles Martin Hardie, this imaginative dwelling is mentioned in many architectural volumes. GWB designed The Central Library, The Caledonian Hotel and other prestigious buildings plus a few private commissions. The eastern wing of Drumsheugh Toll is cleverly converted from artist’s studio to 3 bed 2 public room apartment. It boasts an enviable central location on a tranquil street – a rare treat in the capital – with what many have called one of the best views in the city over Dean Valley. Click on enquiry button for further details.
 
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The Gables
164 Heath End Road
Nuneaton
Warkwickshire

International,  CV10 7JE
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Although based down south Run Cookware is a regular visitor to the Royal Highland Show and is a very popular addition to the Food Hall. The pans are superb - hard wearing, non stick and well balanced. I really enjoy using them - and they certainly get heavy road testing from both myself and the chefs on stage! I cook with them all year round and can thoroughly recommend them. There is a shape and size to suit every recipe.
 
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Vegware Ltd
Canalside House
43-45 Polwarth Crescent

Edinburgh,  EH11 1HS
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Manufacturing eco disposables since 2006 their award winning catering disposables are low carbon, made from renewable or recycled materials, and all can be recycled along with food waste. I use them for all my cookery shows and of course the Royal Highland Show
 
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