Produced by VisitScotland, You’ll Have Had Yer Tea? Treasured Tastes of Scotland features more than 40 recipes submitted by members of the public following a nationwide appeal.
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Each recipe is accompanied by a special memory giving the background to every dish. Whether it’s a childhood recollection of helping mum bake shortbread or frying the catch of the day after a fishing trip with granddad, each delicious recipe is brought to life by the story behind it.
The book also offers some ‘foodspiration’ so that people can embark on their own culinary adventures around the country, highlighting regional specialities and food and drink experiences unique to certain locations.
The Edinburgh & The Lothians section features family recipes such as ‘Janet Henderson’s vegetarian haggis’ - submitted by Barrie Henderson who now makes his gran’s recipe for customers to his restaurant.
Harriet Martin submitted her ‘Edinburgh raspberry fog’ recipe which she made in her first year of marriage and is still loved by her children, and now grandchildren, 48 years later. Harriet also appeared on the FountainBridge Show together with Mary Contini to talk about the recipe book and the importance of enjoying a family meal together.
The book is published as new research, carried out by Scotpulse on behalf of VisitScotland, reveals that more than half of families in Scotland do not sit down for meals together on a daily basis. VisitScotland is urging families to enjoy dining together and create more mealtime memories.
The idea behind this recipe book was also to create a legacy for the Year of Food and Drink 2015, which has been a great success in helping to raise the profile of Scotland’s outstanding natural larder on the world stage.
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