Beginning today (Friday), the Taste of Angus Festival provides the perfect excuse to sample the very best of local fresh produce, food and drink.
The culinary extravaganza, which runs until September 14, celebrates the county’s first-class produce, food and drink with a range of activities, from tastings to competitions to cookery demonstrations.
“The Taste of Angus Festival, which takes place during Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight, highlights just how lucky we are to live in an area with such an abundance of top quality, fresh, seasonal produce,” said Councillor Mairi Evans, Angus Council’s economic development spokesperson.
To highlight the availability of fresh local produce, and locally-made food and drinks, at the start of the Festival, A Taste of Angus will be at Dundee Flower & Food Festival this weekend.
Tomorrow morning (Saturday), shoppers will be able to enjoy a Taste of Angus at Angus Farmers’ Market in Montrose, where top local chef George Marshall will demonstrate how to cook a delicious meal using local produce.
Taste of Angus will also be at a special Angus Farmers’ Market at Forfar Mart on Saturday, September 14. From 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., there will be over 30 stalls showcasing local produce, fun food-related activities for children, including a Wee Cookies children’s cookery lesson.
There will also be a full programme of cookery demonstrations, starting with a very apt early morning demo of porridge making by Sandy Gray of Aberfeldy Oatmeal (which is made in Arbroath), followed by current Angus Young Chef of the Year Sam Chalmers’ three course meal featuring local pork, vegetables and berries.
To find out more about the Festival 2013 and the Taste of Angus Campaign, visit www.atasteofangus.com, www.facebook.com/atasteofangus or follow on Twitter.