Slighe gu Biadh (The Food Trail)


BBC ALBA - Sky channel 168 or Freesat 110 (8 x 30 mins)

slighe2.jpgSlighe gu Biadh (The Food Trail) features the best of Scottish produce. The eight part series features new presenters Maggie Mackenzie and Alasdair Macleod.

The programme travels all over Scotland meeting people who are passionate about the produce that is available on their doorstep. Stunning Scottish scenery is the backdrop as Maggie and Alasdair meet chefs, farmers, fish smokers, brewers and many more on their odyssey to find the freshest local ingredients.

Each programme features dedicated food producers like Skye mussel farmer Peter MacAskill, and every week a guest chef such as Iain MacRury of The Polochar Inn on South Uist brings their expertise to the screen with a dish using their favourite local ingredients. The programmes all end with Maggie and Alasdair cooking up appetising dishes from the produce they have collected along the way.

On their travels they have tasted delicious lamb from the Western Isles, Highland Cattle beef from just north of Glasgow, cheese from Ardesier near Inverness and haggis from Edinburgh. And along the way they have also enjoyed a taste of Speyside Malt whisky and beer brewed in Perth.

Traditional dishes handed down through generations feature in the programme as well as modern recipes using ingredients such as oysters and venison.

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