14 days, 14 destinations, 3 women and 1 van – all the ingredients for an epic road trip around Scotland celebrating local food and regional recipes. From community gardens in Glasgow and Edinburgh to crofts in the Black Isle and South Uist, the Relay will traverse the country passing recipes from one community to another in the lead up to Blasda!
The Relay aims to get people thinking about where their food comes from, to explore Scottish food heritage and to find ways of moving towards a more sustainable future for our food. We’re hoping to unearth some fantastic recipes which have been passed down through the generations and show how we can best make use of the natural bounty Scotland has to offer – both cultivated and wild foods.
We’ll be blogging here on the Blasda site but you can also follow us on twitter: @Hidden_Gardens #CKRelay
The Culture Kitchen Relay will set off from The Hidden Gardens in Glasgow on Sunday 19 August, 12pm-2pm, with a cook-off led by Najma Anwar who will create a delicious curry using vegetables harvested from The Hidden Gardens that day. Come along to hear Najma’s expert tips on how to make the perfect seasonal veg curry, try a free taster, have a sneak peek inside the Relay van, and take home some free recipe postcards. The Hidden Gardens plant kiosk still has some veggies and herbs for sale too.
The Relay is being supported by Oxfam Scotland, as part of its world-wide GROW campaign, which wants to change the way we produce and consume our food.
Judith Robertson, Head of Oxfam Scotland, said:
“Nearly a billion people around the world go to bed hungry every night. And it’s not because of natural disasters, it’s because our entire global food system is broken. It’s dominated by a few powerful governments and companies and it’s failing the rest of us.
“It might seem a big leap from huge problems like that, to what’s happening with the local food movement in Scotland. But to feed everyone in the world, we need a new system that’s based on supporting small-scale producers and producing food for need rather than profit.
“The Culture Kitchen Relay celebrates people in Scotland who grow sustainable, tasty food that meets the needs of local people. They are part of a global movement that is changing the way we think about food. If we want to fix the system, they are the future.”