• 26/11/12
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What are your family eating this Christmas?

Ok, so we know it’s still a bit early, but when you’re planning a local, sustainable Christmas it’s important to get a head start! Here at the Fife Diet, we think the festive season is all about the food – and not just over-indulging on mince pies in front of  the telly, but having the time to cook with the kids and grandkids, and celebrating our food traditions and amazing local produce.

So in the run up to Christmas we’re asking our members to share your family recipes in our Seasonal Eatings Recipe Swap. Does your Mum make the worlds best Christmas puddings? Do you have a special way with festive veg? And don’t forget Hogmanay – what does your family sit down to on this most scottish of festivities?

We’re especially interested in hearing about traditional Fife and Scottish recipes – ways we can link back in with local, seasonal traditions at this time of year. In return for our favourite submission we’ll be giving away a copy of The Scots Kitchen by F. Marian McNeill. First published in 1929 and recently reprinted by Birlinn in a beautiful hard back edition, this is the seminal work on Scottish culinary traditions, and will fill you with inspiration for the festive season! We’ll be featuring extracts from the book on the website over the next couple of weeks too, to whet your appetite!

Send your recipes to mags@maryland.cochranfirmcriminaldefense.com by Friday 14th December for your chance to win. We’ll be publishing our favourite recipes on the website too, so any photos you have would be greatly appreciated. Fife Diet will also be taking our recipe swap to the following events, so come along and bring your recipes in person – we’ll be giving away some secret recipes of our own and letting you sample some of F. Marion McNeill’s traditional fayre.

‘Your Own’ Christmas Fair, Burntisland – Saturday 1st December, St Serfs Hall, 1pm – 4pm

Kinghorn Christmas Community Fair – Friday 7th December, Kinhorn Community Center, 6 – 8pm

Dunfermline Farmers Market – Saturday 8th December, Glen Gates – 9am – 1pm

Happy Cooking!