Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink 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!



    • Aw thanks so much Chelsea! Scottish food is certainly amazing, if you know where to look! 🙂

    • Oh wow Lorraine – I had no idea it would be soon! Very excited you will be coming to Scotland! We MUST meet up when you are here! 😀

    • 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! 😀

  1. 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

    • 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! 😀

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

    • That’d be good wouldn’t it Sandie. I guess the venue is “Scotland” – anywhere our guests want us to take them! 😉

  3. 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.

    • 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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