03 Jul 2012
Source: S Ormerod
Taste of Edinburgh is returning to the The Meadows on 6-8 July for a sixth year of unforgettable food, drink and entertainment.
And, in a first for the festival, a group of producers from Lanarkshire will be making their way to the Scotland's favourite food festival to showcase their outstanding fare as part of an exciting feature for 2012, the Country Kitchen.
Alongside producers from Orkney and Fife, Lanarkshire favourites Equi’s Ice Cream and HJ Errington will be showcasing their award winning produce beside Carmichael Estate Farm Meats, Plan Bee, Little Big Shot and The Cupcake Stand. Over 30,000 visitors will have the opportunity to sample their quality local produce – from award winning ice cream, cheese and venison to locally produced honey, to an all natural health energy drink to delicious freshly baked cup cakes, there will be something to suit every palette.
Warren Bader of Plan Bee Ltd commented: “Plan Bee is delighted to represent Lanarkshire at Taste of Edinburgh. We produce honey from our quintessential Scottish locations that tell the story of Scotland’s rich flora heritage.”
Visitors will also have the chance to enjoy skill based cookery demonstrations as a host of renowned chefs, including award winning kilted chef Michael Smith of The Three Chimneys, take to the Country Kitchen stage to show foodies how to cook with fresh ingredients and create stunning dishes with produce from Lanarkshire, Orkney and Fife.
Selina Cairns of renowned cheese makers, HJ Errington & Co, said: “We have never attended Taste of Edinburgh and are really excited to be coming with our old favourites, Lanark and Dunsyre Blue, as well as some new cheeses; Biggar Blue, a blue goats cheese we started making in October, and Corra Linn, which is a hard ewe’s milk cheese we have been tinkering with for the last three years and is proving very popular with cheese lovers.”
Foodies are expected to travel from far and wide to soak up the electric atmosphere at this year’s Taste of Edinburgh, which in previous years has played host to household names including Jean Christophe-Novelli, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Tom Kitchin, Rachel Allen, Aldo Zilli and Giorgio Locatelli to name a few. Representing culinary talent from every corner of the country, the line-up includes Edinburgh’s Angels with Bagpipes, The Balmoral, Cucina at Hotel Missoni, Forth Floor Restaurant, Plumed Horse, Restaurant Mark Greenaway, Tigerlily, and Valvona & Crolla Vincaffe, Glasgow favourites Café Gandolfi, Two Fat Ladies at The Buttery and Kama Sutra return for a second year with, the award winning Balfour Castle showcase Orkney’s finest food and drink, Chez Roux brings a flavour of East Lothian and The Road Hole Restaurant at the Old Course Hotel, St Andrews bring a taste of Fife to the festival.
In addition to picking up tips from some of the country’s greatest chefs as they share their secrets live in the Taste Theatre, visitors can also brush up on their own culinary skills with hands on AEG Perfekt Cooking Classes with Edinburgh School of Food & Wine.
For more information visit www.tasteofedinburgh.co.uk.