Treasured Tastes for Visit Scotland Year of Food and Drink

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Treasured Tastes for Visit Scotland Year of Food and Drink

 What makes you think of Scottish Food, is it your grannies soup?  Auntie Marys Mince n Tatties?  Whatever it is VisitScotland would love to  know.  Shirley Spear helped launch the Treasured Tastes project and is looking for your help to fill her book.
As a lasting legacy of the Year of Food and Drink 2015, a special number of the delicious memories will be compiled into a unique one-off recipe book entitled – You’ll have had yer tea? – Treasured Tastes of Scotland.

I’ve entered my memories, go on!


Shirley said:“It’s such a pleasure to be involved in this delightful project. I’ve long been an ambassador of family cooking. Some of my most cherished memories are of spending time with my Mum, baking jam tarts and fairy cakes, followed years later with teaching my own children how to cook simple, basic things at home and making the most of seasonal ingredients such as gooseberries and rhubarb from the garden and turning them into delicious treats. And now I hope to pass on stories about where our all our delicious ingredients come from to my gorgeous grandchildren.

“We all have these food memories that instantly transport us back to a precious time in our lives. ‘Treasured Tastes of Scotland’ will provide a voice for these recipes and the stories behind them from all over the country so that people both now and in the future are inspired to visit Scotland and sample its amazing local produce. I‘m very much looking forward to reading the entries and hope that as many people as possible will take part in this nationwide search.”


You can submit your own favourite family recipes and the story behind it by emailing or by posting your submission to Treasured Tastes, VisitScotland, 94 Ocean Drive, Edinburgh, EH6 6JH.

Join the conversation on social media using #treasuredtastes

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