During these strange times, organisations are having to adapt to some challenging circumstances, and Taste North is no different. This year’s Taste North 2020 festival is fully online, so take a look below at what’s on offer! (Read my Taste North 2018 report here)
Annual food, drink and artisan craft festival, Taste North, is back for 2020 but this time digitally, and some of Scotland’s best-known chefs have rallied behind the event to show their support.
Running from Monday 28th September to Sunday 11th October and hosted on Facebook , Taste North 2020 will showcase the very best of the north of Scotland’s fantastic food, drink and artisan craft producers.
Chef patron of The Sisters restaurants in Glasgow, one of the stars of BBC’s Great British Menu TV show and the first celebrity chef to attend Taste North back in 2015, Jacqueline O’Donnell will perform cookery demonstrations using local food produce and celebrity chef, Tony Singh has also sent a message of support.
Preparing for her digital cookery demonstration for Taste North 2020, O’Donnell said: “The north of Scotland has such amazing produce, restaurants and hotels and amazing beaches and scenery that will take your breath away. Use this time to taste what we have to offer; you won’t be disappointed!”
Those tuning in to Taste North 2020 on Facebook will discover more about the produce of the north of Scotland and will be able to shop online from some of the producers, watch cookery classes and cocktail demonstrations.
Taste North’s annual bake-off competition, The Taste North Challenge, supported by Developing the Young Workforce, returns too with entries accepted online until Sunday 4th October. Find all entry details on the Taste North Challenge event page here.
Singh said: “My visit to Taste North in 2018 was amazing. The quality and variety of produce that I tasted, drank and cooked with still sticks with me today and I still use the produce in some of my supper clubs at home. Please do venture north to Caithness and Sutherland for Taste North (online this year!).”
Produced by tourism co-operative, Venture North, the event has drawn thousands of people over the years to the annual Taste North showcases in Caithness and Sutherland. Venture North chair, Catherine MacLeod said: “Whilst Taste North 2020 is certainly going to be different to that of the festivals we’ve hosted in the past, we do hope that the local community and those who have or planned to visit Caithness and Sutherland will tune in and watch and engage with some of the activity we’ll have on the Taste North Facebook page. Plans are already underway for a fantastic physical Taste North 2021 and we can’t wait to share more details in the new year”.
All Taste North 2020 showcases and digital demonstrations will be shown on the festival’s Facebook page.
Thanks to Taste North for providing this press release and photos for this post.