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2015 is the year of Scotland Food & Drink and programmes to promote it are already kicking off. This week I dropped in on a Taste Our Best workshop sponsored by Visit Scotland‘s Food and Drink Quality Assurance Scheme, which is “designed to drive change in use and promotion of Scottish produce.” Workshops were presented on how local businesses can benefit from the scheme- topics such as food tourism and quality assurance. In another room, area producers and processors showcased their products and services. Paradise Kitchen was there with famous preserves, jams and chutneys, Oban Chocolate Company showed off some dreamy concoctions and Great Glen Game was on hand with bites of to-die-for charcuterie. The Kitchen Garden, Oban’s home of all things gourmet and scrumptious, prepared an impressive spread of canapés and sandwiches stuffed with indigenous goodness such as smoked salmon, fruit preserves and savoury pickles.

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