Saturday, 14 June 2014

Crail Food Festival 2014 14-15 June

This weekend sees the 4th Crail Food Festival take place in the East Neuk of Fife and this year looks to be bigger and better than ever before. Across the two days highlights include special Children’s Workshops, Food Trail and The House of Sugar playing host to a Crail inspired 3D cookie art installation created by local company Sucre Coeur.

Over 50 local foodie participants are taking part with a special Tasting Theatre and Food Market with food samples to try all day. Local food and drink on offer will include cheese, venison, smoked fish, gin, and craft ales. One of the local producers taking part are Ceres' Chillilicious. Read my article about them on the Crail Food Festival website from earlier this year here

There will also be Meet the Producer workshops ranging from whisky and chocolate matching to cheese and wine pairing and a Cookery Theatre featuring demonstrations by a range of local cooks and chefs using seasonal produce.

The Crail Museum will use the festival as an opportunity to tell visitors about the historic local delicacy, the Crail Capon, a haddock smoked traditionally in a chimney. It's fascinating to learn more about these old histories and traditions, and I for one will be stopping by the museum to find out more. 

On Sunday Crail's picturesque harbour will play host to Sunday Lunch with street food vendors and local producers offering a cornucopia of fabulous local food. Shellfish from the sparkling waters off the East Neuk, traditional smokies, real ice cream, potted shrimp and home baking will all be available to enjoy.

Read my blog post from last year's festival here. I'll be heading up on Sunday to take some pictures, eat lobster and generally get involved. Let's hope it's a sunny day!!