The Year of Food & Drink Scotland 2015
In case you weren't aware, 2015 is the 'Year of Food & Drink in Scotland' which means the country's tourism message this year will involve showcasing the best produce from around the land.
A large part of any travel experience should be the excitement and enjoyment of discovering and trying new local dishes and flavours which represent the traditions and cultures of a country.
As a travel blogger I think it is really important to promote food and drink experiences available in an effort to educate people about the great variety and quality of tasty fare Scotland has to offer which also helps to support the local economy.
I do feel we often fail at getting this message across as time and time again I read articles about deep fried mars bars and haggis as if these are the only two food staples that exist in Scotland! FYI I have never eaten a deep fried mars bar and don't know anyone who has although I do love haggis :-)
Since starting this blog I have become more and more aware of the variety of small businesses around Scotland that are producing the most amazing sounding food stuffs, not to mention fantastic restaurants championing local produce and a booming drinks business which has grown way beyond whisky.
Last year I briefly touched on a few of the food and drink businesses that exist in Scotland and this year I plan to bring you many more related features from my travels. As I visit different areas of the country I will be looking to meet local producers, cook using local ingredients and get myself along to some of the many food and drink themed events that will be running this year and of course I will be blogging along the way.
In much the same way my travel blog helps me to discover new places, I am also looking forward to discovering the bountiful local produce on my doorstep.
I am hoping by the end of 2015 that I have done my little part in educating and promoting the culinary adventures that you can enjoy around Scotland. To read my food and drink related blogs click here.
If you are on Twitter the hashtag #TasteScotland is being used for all Tweets related to the Year of Food & Drink.
If you are running any Scottish themed food or drink events this year be sure to let me know about them! If you are a Scottish food or drink business that would like featured on my blog get in touch :-)
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