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Foody February

February 22nd, 2010

We kicked off this month on a romantic theme by encouraging you all to cook up a Valentine’s meal of Scottish Steak and chips for your other halfThe Scottish Farmer summed the thought up nicely – ‘Go on lads, give her one’ being the slogan of the day! For those of you who skipped the Valentine’s cooking session, but fancy giving the recipe a try, just check out the recipe section for simple instructions.

Hearty congratulations must go to all those who had a hand in organising the NFU Scotland AGM, held over two days at Fairmont, St Andrews just last week.  The highlight of the event was most definitely the evening dinner where, as promised, seven delicious courses of Scottish produce were served.  There were almost 500 diners at the event, sampling the best food and drink that Scotland’s East Central region has to offer.  Diners enjoyed Scotch beef carpaccio, Dunkeld smoked salmon, Highland Glen lamb, Angus berry crumble, local cheese and oatcakes, and local sweeties.  There may well have been a local beverage or two consumed as well…

The following morning, we were treated to a full cooked breakfast that featured a new product – bacon that has significantly less saturated fat and salt content than average (between 20%-25%).  For full details of the project, have a look at our News and Events section.  Can you taste the difference?

Once again, we would like to extend our gratitude to our generous sponsors of the event, as well as to all those who donated food and drinks.  Next year it is the turn of Ayrshire Region, and we’re already looking forward to it!


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