Wendy Barrie, Scottish Food Guide, will be presenting The Heritage Foods of Alba Exhibition at The Scottish Parliament on March 5th – 7th inclusive.
This Member Sponsored Exhibition is thanks to the support of Annabelle Ewing MSP and will take place in the Members’ Lobby next week.
Scotland is blessed with a unique range of amazing and rare foods that many Scots are unaware of so Wendy is highlighting these in this inaugural exhibition of her photography, featuring a selection of Scottish rarities that have been awarded Slow Food International Ark of Taste status, part of the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity.
Wendy says, "The Ark of Taste was created by Slow Food to catalogue the existence of endangered foods and associated food culture lest they are lost or forgotten forever. Not only is this a valuable register providing fascinating insights, it may also be our saviour one day. As industrial farming methods and food processing continue to diminish our biodiversity, these fragile foods are recognised and boarded on the Ark, a record of our food heritage and a saving of old breeds,
varietals and seeds."
This is a wonderful opportunity for MSP’s to familiarise themselves with Scotland’s rich food culture and the people who are dedicated to preserving and promoting it. Thanks to the generosity of Campbell’s and Birken Tree there will be complimentary tastings of Ark of Taste Selkirk Bannock and Birchwater respectively.