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.
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.