Edible Archive revives centuries-old recipes
The Scottish Council on Archives is celebrating Scottish culinary evolution by publishing recipes stretching back hundreds of years in a new electronic cookbook: Edible Archive.
As part of the Archives Awareness Campaign theme 'Culture and diversity: what's your story?', a selection of Scottish recipes from over 300 years ago, including invalid fruit tart and locust bread, were revived for Scotland's first 'edible archive' gastronomic feast, held at Edinburgh's Captain Taylor's Coffee House.
The hunt for family recipes continues
Recipes submitted for the event are now being collated for the electronic cookbook, but there is still time to contribute. The Scottish Council on Archives is inviting the public to send in unique, traditional, interesting recipes related to Scotland or food-related stories. Find more details, and download a selection of recipe cards at scoarch.org.uk/projects/ediblearchive.
Ben Bennett, Scottish Council on Archives, commented: 'The Edible Archive has unearthed a delicious treasure trove of Scottish foods past and present that tell us about who we are, where we've been and how we've lived. It's been a treat to see everyone exchanging their favourite recipes in a celebration of our weird and wonderful food history.'