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Essentially Catering Magazine - February 2015 Industry News Marmalade mission Good start for Scotland’s Year of A quirky British festival celebrating the glories of good marmalade will be marking its 10th anniversary year in 2015 - and the country’s hotel, B&B and Food & Drink restaurant owners are being urged to jar up their marmalade to take part. The World’s Original Marmalade Awards and Festival Over 4000 visitors and buyers attended the will be taking place on 28 February and 1 March; entries Speciality Food Show in January, which was run in to the event’s B&B/hotel competition are now being conjunction with Scotland’s Trade Show. With 140 sought. Open to any hospitality establishment that exhibitors, the event showcased predominantly serves its own kitchen-made marmalade to guests, the the wealth and talent of Scottish produce, but also Mrs Bridges-sponsored competition attracts entries wider UK and European produce. from all over the world. James Withers, Chief Executive of Scotland Food The Marmalade Festival will be kicking off National and Drink, who spoke at the Show said: “This year Marmalade Week (28 February - 7 March), with a is very important for us; we want to see Scotland ‘Marmalade Peel of Bells’ that will resound around the become the best place to produce food in Europe. country starting with hand bells at Dalemain and ending Food tourism is incredibly important as every tourist with the Great Bell of Bow in London, of Oranges & will eat and drink when visiting, whatever their age Lemons nursery rhyme fame. and status, so we must focus on providing the very Further information can be found at best all over the country. To this end we must work together and collaborate to enable us to be the best.” Closing date for entries is 15 February. World Scotch Pie Champion announced The winner of the 16th World Scotch Pie Championship is Murrays Bakers of Perth. “The competition, which has run for 16 years, aims to highlight that bakers and butchers create high-quality artisan pastry products,” explained head judge Robert Ross. “Recognising the great and the good in this way rewards Linda Hill of Murrays Bakers officially bakes excellence and raises the bar in the industry.” the best Scotch pies in the world 4 Email:
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