Gluten Free Fortnight, which champions Forth Valley as a destination for those following a gluten free diet, will return from 14th – 30th October 2022.
The campaign was first launched in 2019 at The Real Food Café, Tyndrum; an A grade Coeliac UK Accredited Caterer, which has been serving up award winning gluten free dishes since 2005.
Owner Sarah Heward – one of Scotland Food & Drink’s 24 Regional Food Tourism Ambassadors – is passionate about encouraging more businesses in the Forth Vallery region to serve more gluten free dishes with knowledgeable, confident and welcoming staff.
She said: “Over the years we have learned that there is a growing desire for businesses to cater to gluten intolerances and we know that people will travel far and wide to get their hands on quality, safe and delicious gluten free meals.
“The aim of this campaign is to give Forth Valley businesses the tools and resources they need to back the campaign and build our reputation as a region producing quality produce for those following a gluten free diet across Scotland and beyond.”
Sarah is working in partnership with Forth Valley Food & Drink on this year’s Gluten Free Fortnight, with a view to expanding the campaign to more businesses in the region.
To officially launch this year’s campaign, Carolyn McGill from Forth Valley Food and Drink hosted a gluten free cookery demonstration at The Edinburgh Food Festival on Saturday 30 July ; creating Gluten Free summer pancakes for festival goers in George Square Gardens.
Carolyn McGill said: “Working in partnership with The Real Food Cafe, and with Coeliac UK, we have launched a programme of training for our Forth Valley businesses, who have really welcomed the initiative.
“Gluten Free Fortnight will be a great opportunity for them to showcase innovative Gluten Free menus and demonstrate their commitment to providing a great experience to all who dine with them.”
For more information on how to get involved in Gluten Free Fortnight 2022, please visit: www.glutenfreefortnight.com
Gluten Free Oat and Blueberry Pancakes with Nairn’s
Recipe adapted from Nairns.com with thanks.
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