Stirling Council have been in touch to ask if anyone is interested in organising a harvest celebration / pot luck lunch on Saturday, 15 September 2012 as part of Blasda, or has recipes to share.
"What is Blasda?", I hear you ask! Blasda is gaelic for taste or flavour, and is a celebration of local food across Scotland as part of Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight. Details at http://www.blasda.org.uk/. The lunch can be as large or small scale as you like.
The Blasda organisers are also looking to share recipes based on local ingredients, and family recipes. In the lead up to Blasda, there will be a Culture Kitchen Relay - a 14 day trip around Scotland in August to share these recipes. For more information see www.thehiddengardens.org.uk. It is likely to be in Stirling on Thursday 23 August, although the schedule is still be finalised, so if anyone has recipes, please get in touch with Clem Sandison of the Hidden Gardens, firstname.lastname@example.org
Clem says,"There's a small team of us travelling around in a campervan and I will be documenting the recipes through photographs and possibly video. Is there anyone you know of locally that might be interested in sharing a recipe with us using local produce (this can include veggies, cheese, meat, anything really that comes from the Stirling area). It would be great if there is a bit of a story behind the recipe, such as it being passed down within a family and ideally a place to cook, but we are also bringing some portable cooking equipment in the van so it will also be possible to cook outside or in a garden. We are not looking for professional chefs, just ordinary people who like to cook!
This trip is a pilot, and we are pitching the idea of a longer version of the Relay to production companies as a nine-part documentary series to be filmed in 2013 to highlight the wealth of local food activity across Scotland.
Or for that matter, anyone with recipe for poss 23rd Aug Campervan visit?"