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May 13, 2012

Our Event Manager, Graham Anderson, was so excited to report back from the Byre Theatre St Andrews Food Fair, which he and the Crail Food Festival 2012 team attended yesterday.  It was a busy day, with lots of mentions for our event, the accommodation network in Crail, and some new followers of our Facebook page for Crail Food Festival.  It saw the launch of our 2012 programme, so we’ll be getting copies out around Fife soon.

If you can help to distribute the 2012 Crail Food Festival programme, call in to see Graham  at the Honeypot in Crail and let him know.  We do, of course rely on volunteer help to run our event, and there are plenty of ways to get involved.

One person who’s risen to the request to get involved is Phil Cook, whose blog Philly’s Food World, we found when searching out people who were writing about the best of Food in Fife.  He’s been to see the fine chefs at Ostler’s Close in Cupar to find out about how they’re making use of local ingredients, and foraging to increase the range of wild ingredients on their menus.

And he’s also been thinking carefully about how he can use other locally sourced ingredients to create a dish which shows the quality of the food available here.  Take a look at the recipe for Roast Pigeon on a Potato and Carrot Risotto with Asparagus and Wild Mushrooms which Phil’s devised.

Phil Cook's recipe for Crail Food Festival
Roast Pigeon Breast - photo from Phil Cook's Blog

We’ve also been hearing news of more collaborations from local businesses in Crail with food producers from around Fife, so keep visiting to find out more, and if you’re enjoying reading about our preparations remember to send us a Tweet; share our posts on Facebook; or leave us a comment right here on the website.  We’re a community event, and the more sharing, the better the event will be.

May 10, 2012

This weekend at the Byre Theatre in St Andrews, the St Andrews Food Fair is being held at which you can meet producers of fine food from Fife, and hear our Crail Food Festival Event Manager, Graham Anderson, give full details of our Festival Programme.

So if you want to hear about Bread in Fife, Pastry Making, The Whole Hog and The Scottish Country Kitchen as well as having the opportunity to try and buy delicious local produce, then head to the Byre Theatre on Saturday 12 May 2012 between 10 am and 5 pm.  Entry is free, and Graham Anderson will have his ’15 minutes of fame’ between 3:45 and 4 pm.

Find out more here.

St Andrews Food Fair at the Byre Theatre
Byre Theatre 12 May 2012

May 4, 2012

Those of you lucky enough to have tasted St Andrews Brewing Company‘s ales at the Crail Food Festival launch night, will be delighted to know that they have come up with a recipe for a limited edition Real Ale to celebrate this year’s Crail Food Festival, 15th-17th June.

300 bottles of the special ale, aptly named ‘Crail Ale’, will be produced as part of the
second annual festival which celebrates Fife local produce over 3 days with a lively
seaside market, food demonstrations from professional chefs, taster sessions and top notch evening entertainment.

St Andrews Brewing Company at Crail Food Festival Launch night
St Andrews Brewing Company at Crail Food Festival Launch night

When the Crail Food Festival was looking for ways of creating new collaborations between local businesses in the village and food and drink producers, one of the first businesses to get involved was Crail Pottery.  The Festival organisers were looking for creative ways for food and drink businesses to engage with businesses in Crail to extend the fun and events at the Festival.  The collaboration this year will see tankards made by Crail Pottery being used for tasting the limited edition Crail Ale.

The summer golden ale will be ‘full of citrus and floral flavours’, and how better to enjoy it than coming along to visit the Crail Pottery in Crail.

Crail Pottery
Mugs produced at Crail Pottery

Full details of programme and events will be released at the Byre Theatre St Andrews Food Fair on 12 May 2012.

If you’re a local business who’d like to get involved in hosting an event for Crail Food Festival, then contact us soon – all welcome.