Slow Food Awards Scotland: the great and the good get together

The Slow Food Scotland award winners, from left to right:

The Slow Food Scotland award winners, from left to right: Riverside Bakery, Iain Mellis, L’escargot bleu, Peelham Farm (almost hidden by:), Edinburgh Larder, East Coast Organics, Eddie’s, NOrth Ronaldsay Mutton and Bryce Cunningham.

Fred Berkmiller, winner of the Best Restaurant/Food Eatery award hosted an evening of drinks, snacks and awards at Bar à vin in the West End. There the winners, media and interested parties came together to sip wine, eat tartines and celebrate this year’s Scottish winners.

Slow Food Scotland works for a good, clean and fair food system. This has many implications, some of which are actively working for production and appreciation of good quality, local ingredients. They organise networking events, dinners and educational events and are part of a global movement.

OUr gracious host, Fred Berkmiller (who has a muc hbetter memory for faces than I do).

Our gracious host, Fred Berkmiller (who has a much better memory for faces than I do).

This is the second year of the Scottish Slow Food awards.

The adoring public (yup, that's me, wearing hte most white, standing at the most front of everyone. Not my intention, I assure you.)

The adoring public (yup, that’s me, wearing the most white top, standing at in front of everyone. That was not my intention, I assure you.)

And the winners are:

Best Butcher: Peelham Farm, Borders

Best Baker: Riverside Bakery, Stirling

Best Greengrocer: East Coast Organics, Edinburgh

Best Fishmonger: Eddie’s Seafood Market, Edinburgh

Best Deli or Grocer: Edinburgh Larder, Edinburgh

Best Cheesemonger: I.J. Mellis, various locations, Scotland

Best Market: Edinburgh Farmer’s Market

Best Restaurant/Food Eatery: L’Escargot Bleu, Edinburgh

Champion Slow Food Product: North Ronaldsay Mutton, North Ronaldsay (available UK wide)

Person of the Year: Bryce Cunningham of Mossgeil Farm and Dairy – the UK’s first single-use plastic-free dairy. Bryce was nominated by Director for Slow Food Scotland, Walter Mowat: “Fabulous milk and cream, and brilliant environmental credentials.”

All pictures by Albie Clark.

Instagram: @albieclark

We're inside, having a lovely time.

We’re inside, having a lovely time. If you haven’t visited Bar a vin yet, go.

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About Caroline von Schmalensee

Cooking, eating and drinking is fun as well as necessary. I do food for fun and I write for a living. Good food makes the world a more delicious and satisfying place. Good writing, meanwhile, can make the world a less confusing place.

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