New book pinpoints best food and drink

Taste of Grampian book.
Taste of Grampian book.

A new publication pinpointing where to find some of the best food and drink in Aberdeenshire will be launched at the annual Taste of Grampian event.

Aberdeenshire Larder is part of The List series of food and drink publications, featuring places to eat and where to buy the best produce from the region.

The first edition, launched at the one-day food and drink festival at the Thainstone

Centre in Inverurie, covers businesses in Aberdeenshire and has been made possible with support from Aberdeenshire Council and the European Regional Development Fund, through the Lowlands and Uplands Scotland Programme 2007-13.

Aberdeenshire Larder provides a comprehensive guide to the food and drink of the region, from food events and restaurants to farmers’ markets and farm shops.

Aberdeenshire, sometimes known as the Food Basket of Scotland, is renowned for the quality and diversity of its local produce.

Aberdeenshire Provost, Jill Webster, said: “You are never far away from good food in Aberdeenshire and this guide is a great way to show people where to look for the best local produce on

“Taste of Grampian is a popular event and opportunity to showcase the high quality local produce to be found in the north-east of Scotland – the perfect place to launch the Aberdeenshire Larder.”

Elizabeth Mathie, coordinator of the Grampian Food Forum, said: “This guide tells the story of the food grown, reared, landed and produced in the area and, just as importantly, where to find it, from farm shops to restaurants. It will help people find, appreciate and enjoy great local food.”

One thousand copies of the guide will be available from the Be Part of the Picture stand in the Exchange Hall at Taste of Grampian on Saturday 1 June 2013. Visitors to the stand will be the first in Aberdeenshire to pick up a copy of the publication.