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May 20, 2017
Family Fun at Crail Food Festival

Children’s Activities

The 7th annual Crail Food Festival has another exciting programme of children’s activities to make sure everyone has a fun-filled weekend.

Marine Hotel

Saturday & Sunday

There is plenty to entertain younger visitors to the Crail Food Festival at the Marine Hotel.

A family cafe from Nibbles ‘n’ Giggles which will have indoor and outdoor seating (weather permitting.) Children will be able to choose their own picnic lunch box to enjoy.

The team from Forgan’s will be on face painting duty, and there will be a special bookstore with children’s stories from through the ages.

Throughout the whole weekend there will be the exciting children’s ceilidh, along with traditional Scottish stories from Hamespun Tales – all taking place at the Marine Hotel.

Through the village there will be a treasure trail to encourage curious minds to explore the festival. Visit the stalls to find the hidden letters and discover the mystery word! The treasure trail will be available to pick up from selected venues across the festival.

Crail Harbour

Sunday

Sunday is the return of the now infamous Harbour Lunch.

To complement the lunch we have a list of fun and games for the kids from the Crail Food Festival Children’s Champion.

Don’t worry about the sand and take part in the scavenger hunt on the beach. There will be a table with arts and crafts, parachute games and of course a sandcastle competition.

Crail Food Festival 2017 promises to be a fun-filled weekend for the whole family!

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May 18, 2016

Q&A with Adam Newth from The Tayberry Restaurant in Broughty Ferry

Inspired by his love of food and his desire to raise Tayside’s profile on the culinary map, Chef Proprietor, Adam Newth opened The Tayberry Restaurant in November 2015. Situated in a beautiful coastal setting, overlooking the Mouth O’ The Tay in Broughty Ferry, Dundee. The Tayberry Restaurant offers a contemporary dining experience, using a combination of modern and classic techniques to showcase the best of Scotland’s natural larder. “Team Tayberry” is at the heart of all that The Tayberry Restaurant strives to achieve. Led and nurtured by Chef Proprietor, Adam Newth, his fresh and dynamic team reflect his dedicated work ethic and ambition to take The Tayberry from strength to strength. Adam is passionate about discovering new talent and developing it for the future and is always keen to hear from aspiring Chefs and Front of House staff with an interest in a career in hospitality. Adam has won accolades such as Scottish Young Chef of the Year, Scottish Seafood Chef of the Year and is nominated in the Young Chef of the Year category at the CIS Excellence Awards 2016. Adam is a Crail Festival newbie! So we caught up with him to find out more about this talented young chef. Adam Newth answers the Citylicious’ Quick Fire Questions Chef-Adam-Newth-to-open-first-restaurant-The-Tayberry-in-Dundee_strict_xxl

Why a chef?

Quite simply it’s the best career in the world! There are no restrictions, you get out what you put in! Endless opportunities to travel the world, it’s artistic, challenging and you get to eat as a job!

Who was your mentor?

I’m very lucky to have two. Garry Watson of Gordons Restaurant in Inverkeilor and Paul Whitecross of Trump Aberdeen. They have both been there for me from the start and are still there for any info and guidance, I regard them as very close friends.

Your journey?

My first Commis Chef job was at Circus Wine Bar & Grill in Edinbrugh aged 15.

Then to St. Andrews Seafood Restaurant

Number One at The Balmoral Hotel

Martin Wishart at Cameron House

Angels With Bagpipes in Edinburgh

I opened Castlehill in Dundee where I gained 2 AA Rosettes

Food hero?

Rick Stein I used to watch his TV programs as a young boy before I was a chef. I love his simple approach, he has such love and enthusiasm. He’s also fun to watch!

Food Heaven?

Really good fish and chips. Lashings of home-made tartar sauce and mushy peas. Definitely my last supper! I’m also a big truffle fan!

Food Hell?

Tinned tuna… Yuk!

Favourite Restaurant?

Hard one, as I eat out frequently! I believe it’s part of the job. So… I’ll give my top three. The Kitchin in Edinburgh, Crab Shack in Glasgow, and Jules Verne in Paris

What’s your style?

I like to keep food natural and simple not really interested in crazy food chemicals and adding powders. For me it all focuses round good quality products served with flare but giving the fullest respect to the produce. And No Waste! I hate seeing great food being tossed out due to chefs being careless and uncreative.

Busman’s Holiday?

South of France probably Lyon. Although I’d love to go and work in a really good sushi restaurant in Japan.

Gravestone?

“I’m fine” – No matter how hard things get, I’m always Mr. Positive. Either that or “Put Some Truffle On It” – Love it! Who doesn’t?

The Tayberry Restaurant Website: http://www.tayberryrestaurant.com Crail Food Festival Website: http://www.crailfoodfest.co.uk

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May 16, 2016

CRAIL FOOD FESTIVAL 2016 IS NEARLY HERE!

With a little over a month to go, Crail Food Festival is on everyone’s radar! One of the most anticipated events on the Food & Drink calendar has much to look forward to! We are going to look at what you can expect in a little more detail through a series of articles between now and June 10th when the town of Crail welcomes visitors from every corner of the UK and further afield. Crail Food Festival Crail Food Festival celebrates the strength of Scotland’s food and drink, in particular local Fife producers with around 70 participants scheduled to take part. With the return of the Producers’ Market and a series of new Food Conversations with chefs and food insiders, visitors are given a unique opportunity to find out the stories behind what they’re eating and drinking. Crail Food Festival Taking place in the coastal village of Crail, the Crail Food Festival is a highlight of the summer festival calendar. Held over a weekend, the festival programmes a variety of food and drink based events and opportunities for producers and public alike. Crail Food Festival With music events, evening dinners, indoor and outdoor markets, this festival has good, local food at its heart. The festival food market traditionally takes place on the Saturday and plays host to a wealth of independent producers from across Fife, selling direct to you! The Producers’ Market As always the Producers’ Market will be located in the Community Hall. From Ardross Farm to Wild Fig, there is always something special for everyone to sample and of course purchase. Crail Food Festival As you make your way into the village from the festival car park, the Community Hall is the first venue you will come to on your left hand side as you enter the town. Do NOT pass it by! Pies, jams, chutneys, oils, fruits, sweets and savoury galore awaits you! Some of the finest producers in the country are there to cater to your every whim and guess what… you can wash it down with a little tipple of whatever might be your pleasure! Crail Food Festival You can see a list of producers if you visit the Participants page on the new Crail Food Festival website:http://goo.gl/ENtL1v We look forward to seeing you there! Crail Food Festival tickets go on sale on the 10th May Email info@citylicious.net to reserve your tickets NOW and don’t miss out! Crail Food Festival: www.crailfoodfest.co.uk Twitter: https://twitter.com/CrailFoodFest Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Crail.Food.Festival

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June 13, 2015
Two local food producers have collaborated to create a delicious lemon and Mara seaweed ice-cream for Crail Food Festival. The innovative ice-cream is made from Shony, a unique blend of seaweeds hand-harvested by Mara Seaweed from the seabed around Crail. Developed jointly by Jannettas Gelateria in St Andrews and Mara Seaweed, the ice-cream will be sold during the Crail Food Festival on 13 and 14 June 2015. Owen Hazel, Co-owner of Jannettas Gelateria commented,
“We’ve created a new ice-cream, combining lemon and Mara’s Shony blend, enhancing the taste of the lemon. Being in the food industry, we are passionate about food and where it comes from. When Crail Food Festival approached us with the idea of collaborating with Mara, we thought it was a fantastic idea. It has been a fun challenge to see how we could combine the flavours. It has been great working with Mara and we believe it highlights how local food producers can come together and showcase the very best ofScottish produce, particularly during this landmark year of Food and Drink. If the Shony seaweed ice- cream is a hit during the festival, we may sell it within our St Andrews Gelateria and further afield.” Jannettas Gelateria
Fiona Houston, CEO and Co-Founder of Mara said,
“Our Shony blend – which has won Gold Taste awards for two years in a row – is an intriguing mix of sweet and salty seaweeds, that can be used in sweet and savoury dishes. We first combined Shony with lemon when Paul Hollywood came to visit us in Crail and we made him a Shony and lemon polenta cake, which he described as “inexplicably delicious” and then went on to feature on his BBC “Pies and Puds” show. It has been great fun working with Jannettas, as I have been a huge fan of their ice-cream ever since my school days.” “We have developed our harvesting base in the East Neuk of Fife since 2011, and the seaweeds in the Shony blend are all sustainably hand-harvested by Mara harvesters under Crown Estate licence in the East Neuk, and slowly dried to retain flavour.  Seaweed has been traditionally harvested around the coastline of Scotland for centuries and Mara is reviving what is a valued ancient tradition.”
Mara is participating in the Crail Food Festival with Tansy, local “Mara Maid” displaying and selling Mara’s range of seaweed seasonings throughout the weekend. mara seaweed products Graham Anderson, Founder of Crail Food Festival added,
“Our festival is five years old this year and what delights me is the enthusiasm and support for our event shown by the food and drink producers within Fife. We have more venues this weekend, new themes and returning favourites such as our cookery theatre and  iconic Sunday lunch at the harbour. There are plenty of foodie sessions on both days and it should be relaxed enough, with time to stroll between venues and maybe grab a seaweed cone on the way!”
Crail Food Festival is supported by EventScotland, the events team at VisitScotland through the National Programme as part of the Year of Food and Drink. The festival, which is in its fifth year, brings the picturesque Fife coastal village alive with a full weekend of activities designed to showcase the very best in outstanding local produce with over 80 participants taking part. Taste Panel for Seaweed Ice Cream Jannettas Gelateria in St Andrews is open between 9am and 10pm, seven days a week – Jannettas Gelateria. For more information about Mara, visit Mara Seaweed. Images with thanks to Charmaine Duthie