Vohn’s Vittles

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Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink 2015

on January 5, 2015

Happy New Year dearest Reader!

2015 is going to be a very special year in Scotland, as the official theme for the year is FOOD and drink!! Yay!

 Year of Food and Drink Scotland  #ScotFood

The objective is to spotlight, celebrate and promote Scotland’s fabulous natural larder and quality produce.  I am really excited about the food scene in Scotland just now and this year is going to be amazing!

To celebrate the wonderful produce found all over Scotland there are different monthly categories – this month we are celebrating traditional Scottish foods. Think of our New Year traditions of steak pies and shortbread, through to Burns Night with haggis.

I’ll bring you more traditional Scottish recipes throughout the year. First though, to whet your appetite, here are a few of my own takes on Scottish classics from the Vohn’s Vittles archives…

Steak and ale pie, Year of Food and Drink Scotland  #ScotFood

New Year Steak Pie


Ulster-Scots Pasties, , Year of Food and Drink Scotland  #ScotFood

Ulster-Scot Pasties: a delicious blend of leftover Burns Supper – haggis, neeps and tatties


Cullen Skink, , Year of Food and Drink Scotland  #ScotFood

Cullen Skink


Scottish strawberries, , Year of Food and Drink Scotland  #ScotFood

Scottish strawberries


Rose hip recipes, , Year of Food and Drink Scotland  #ScotFood

Rose hips have been used for generations in Scottish cooking


There are some great masterclasses to aid you in your Scottish cookery skills. Here are my two favourites from the past year or so…

ESFW, , Year of Food and Drink Scotland  #ScotFood

Seasonal Scottish Masterclass with ESFW


venison, Year of Food and Drink Scotland  #ScotFood

Seasonal Scottish Game masterclass with Scotland’s “Chef of the Year for 2014”


There are also some fantastic festivals and street food events throughout the year to help you find out more about Scottish produce. The best one, in my opinion, is Eat Drink Discover Scotland. I can’t wait to see what they have in store for this year!

Eat, Drink, Discover Scotland; Year of Food and Drink Scotland  #ScotFood

The Scottish foodies festival for foodies by foodies!

If you live in Scotland please do join in with the events and discover more great Scottish produce.
Otherwise do come visit us here in Scotland for our great year of food!


12 Responses to “Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink 2015”

  1. Chelsey says:

    These dishes look fantastic!

  2. Vohn I am so excited about visiting in end Feb/early March and even possibly getting to meet you if I am lucky! 😀 x

  3. What a perfectly lovely theme – Sounds like a great year ahead. Popping over from Stumble Wednesday x

    • Vohn says:

      It is going to be fantastic Helen – I am so excited about the foodie opportunities there will be in Scotland this year. Do pop up for a visit! 😀

  4. Janie says:

    What a perfect theme! I must admit to not knowing a whole lot about Scottish cuisine so I shall be keeping an eye out to see what you all share.
    Janie x

    • Vohn says:

      Perfect theme indeed Janie – I am so excited about what this year has in store. Yes, you will certainly know a heck of a lot more about Scottish cuisine by the end of the year! 😀

  5. Borderer says:

    Looks like there’s a meet-up ahead. What’s the venue?

  6. Choclette says:

    Happy New Year Vohn. Sounds very exciting. Would love to get a trip up to Scotland this year. Those strawberries look most enticing – June seems a long way off.

    • Vohn says:

      Would love you to come up Choclette – get it booked NOW! 🙂
      I know – my local farm shop just posted a pic of last year’s strawbs – tantalising! 😉

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