The hugely successful Taste of Angus festival dished up a tantalising Forfar finale with an array of the area’s best food and drink from a burgeoning local larder.
Festival organisers said they were delighted with the success of the week-long programme, which included everything from butchery to brewery tours, culminating in the Food Life’s Moveable Feast event at Strathmore Hall in Forfar.
The busy finale also saw the launch of the third edition of the Angus Larder, with more new additions to a list alongside globally-renowned favourites such as the Forfar Bridie, Arbroath Smokie and Aberdeen Angus beef.
Honeyberries and locally-grown tea are now on the list of more than 50 local foods in the guide, aimed at both local and visitors, which aims to highlight the best food and drink the area has to offer.
Each item is accompanied by an interesting story so readers really get to know the local producers, and appreciate the work that goes into growing, making, cooking and selling the products.
Donald Reid of The List said: We have worked with A Taste of Angus over many years and it’s great to be publish this new showcase of all the great food from Angus – something for every week of the year.
“The food producers, growers, chefs, cooks and shopkeepers of Angus have a great pride in their local food and it’s a thriving scene with a greater range and diversity of food becoming available.”
Johanna Woodhead of Kirriemuir based chocolatier 88 Degrees said: “We hand-make all our chocolates, using a local theme in many of our recipes, and are very proud to be based in Angus.
“This guide is an excellent way to showcase our products, and our café in Kirriemuir.”
John Leatherbarrow of Park Brew added: “Our brewery in Brechin is going from strength to strength and being included in this guide will help raise awareness of our artisan ales to an even wider audience.”
Taste of Angus is the area’s food and drink marketing campaign, managed by Angus Council’s economic development unit, to raise the profile of local produce, its producers and suppliers.