Culture Kitchen Relay
In August 2012 The Hidden Gardens joined forces with The Fife Diet for Culture Kitchen Relay: a unique recipe relay around Scotland to celebrate the country’s food and the talented people behind harvesting, cooking and sharing it.
14 days, more than 18 stops, 3 women and 1 van- the ingredients assembled to make an unforgettable road trip celebrating food growing, home cooking and seasonal ingredients. Destinations included community growing projects, schools, farms and local food producers.
Clem Sandison (artist and creative producer of Culture Kitchen) teamed up with Najma Anwar (passionate cook and member of The Hidden Gardens Cultural Cookery Group) and Kathryn VandenBerg (community gardener and co-ordinator of SAGE) to embark upon an epic road trip around Scotland passing recipes from one community to another.
The focus of the recipe exchange was family dishes that have been passed and also some new recipe creations, all based on local produce, including home-grown fruit and vegetables, foraged seaweed, hand crafted cheeses, freshly landed fish and seafood, and locally farmed meat, oats and dairy. And, best of all, Clem and the team documented all the cooking tips and stories that they heard along the way.
Culture Kitchen Relay Local Food Odyssey
19/08/12: Glasgow – Najma’s vegetable curry at The Hidden Gardens
20/08/12: Ayrshire – Eileen’s Torta Pasqualina at Petrie Fine Foods with Ayrshire produce including cheese from Dunlop Dairy and veg from Heal The Earth Garden
21/08/12: Moffat – Lara’s Talapia at Buccleuch Arms Hotel with produce from Moffat CAN & West Linton – Cottage Pie at Whitmuir the Organic Place
22/08/12: Dunbar – Isobel’s nettle soup at Dunbar Grammar School
23/08/12: Edinburgh – Ben’s Rumbledethumps and Najma’s Veg pakora at the Edible Gardening Project, Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh
24/008/12: Freuchie – Colin’s chilli cheese oatcakes at Bread in Fife with chillies from Chillilicious, Anster cheese and oats from Priorletham Farm
25/08/12: Huntly – Jessie’s Stovies with produce from Glamouraugh Community Allotments
26/0/12: Black Isle – Toni’s mince and tat ties and Alan’s beer battered veg fritters at Loch Na Mhoid Community Garden
27/08/12: Achiltibuie – Diana’s fish pie, drop scones and lemon curd at Wine and Wellies with ingredients from Di’s croft and William’s boat
28/08/12: Skye – Iain’s Venison Stew at The Garden of Skye with The Seed Truck
29/08/12: FERRY CANCELLED – no trip to Lewis!
30/08/12: South Uist – Isobel’s strawberry and Carageen cheesecake and Najma’s lentil dhal at The Orasay Inn
01/09/12: Homeward bound – Galloway Wild Foods visit saved for another day!
Culture Kitchen Relay resulted in Handmade: a series of photographs which were exhibited at The Briggait as part of the Glasgow Blasda celebration on Saturday 15 September.
Read the exhibition handout
For more information about Culture Kitchen Relay contact:
Clementine Sandison, Culture Kitchen Creative Producer
Illustrations by James Quail
Photographs by Clementine Sandison
Culture Kitchen Relay is supported by:
Creative Scotland, Glasgow Life, Glasgow City Council, NVA, Oxfam, Climate Change Fund, Wasps