01 July 2009

Corner View - Staple/Local Foods

This weeks Corner View over on Jane's blog is staple/local foods. Hmm....the Scottish diet.....famous for deep fried mars bars, haggis neeps and tatties and irn bru!

Anyone that knows me, knows I love to take photos of food. Indeed, on my trip to Rome I took one photo of the colosseum and 30 photos of fruit and veg in the Campo di Fiori market. So photos of food, even Scottish food, are not a problem!



13 miles from Dundee is the small Scottish town of Arbroath, famous for it's smokies....2 haddock tied together at the tail and smoked. Visit the town and you can buy your fish direct from the smokehouses and touring Scotland's annual events and festivals you can often find smokies in barrels! 

Or how about fresh strawberries you picked yourself...yum!



Or my previously posted pictures from London's Borough Market...no longer can British food be described as boring or bland....



Go and check out food from around the world over at Jane's blog (all the participants are listed in her side bar!) Or some fabulous foodie blogs....one of my favourites is Canelle at Vanille (because I like to indulge my sweet tooth!) I know I will be....


20 comments:

Daan said...

deep fried mars bars? tell me more!

Pamela said...

My mouth is watering at the thought of a smokie - we're big kippers fans here although they are tough to get unless we're in England.

Charlie P said...

Oooooh, stop it! This is foodie and crafty torture! I'm not a kipper fan, but the Japanese food looks fantastic and woolfest looks even better!...and it was in the Lake District! Fab...although Cockermouth holds some painful public transport-related memories involving a bus mix-up and a very long walk home!

Charlie P said...

p.s. your alien baby blanket is one of your best yet! Love the colours :-)

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Surprising market !!! and products !!! Thanks for sharing !

jane said...

great post! that chocolate cakes looks amazing... great shots! besos-jane

Ma life à moi said...

This market is not boring for sure! I love your pictures so colourful!

clairette said...

Hi! Thanks for your visit and comment on my blog! I love that corner view, it makes me meet so many people, I'm please to discover your blog... Hummmm thoses strawberries looks so good!

Jeannette said...

Smokies, croissants, cheeses, strawberries...Gosh, you are a disaster for my dietplans.
I feel like raiding the fridge now.
But first I have to read your post on the Woolfest...just the word promisses a good read.
Have a great week, Jeannette

malo said...

I love smoked fisch. We smoke eel and perch at our summer house.

caitlin said...

These photos are fabulous. But I don't think I could ever eat haggis! Great post on your corner!

april said...

never heard about fried mars bars. but it sounds very interesting to me. and wonderful photos from a wonderful market. wish you a happy week*

McGillicutty said...

Oh lord you bring back so many memories... smokies are not one of my favorites!! but I did kinda like the way they smell... Irn Bru...awesome with vodka!!!! and when I was in school we'd take the berry bus and go pick Strawbs to earn some extra pocket money. Love your blog... thx.... Ali.

Thimbleanna said...

Ooooh, YUM! I've never heard of IrnBru. I've never understood why people think UK food is boring -- I LOVE it. Give me some Shepherd's Pie or Bangers and Mash ANY Day!!! Great pictures Di!

MODsquad said...

I just sat a played with your fish. I had no idea I could feed them! They are mesmerizing!

The smoked hoddock looks and sounds amazing! Would love to try it straight from the smokehouse.

Happy Eating!

C.T. said...

Whuuahahaa......one photo of the colosseum and 30 photos of fruit and veg!! Hilarious!!!! And Canelle at Vanille sounds verrrrrrrry good, thx for that.

Ida Nielsen said...

Uhhh, this makes me crave chips & cheese & curry. My friend and I used to eat that every weekend after going to the pubs in Glasgow...so good!!

Bonnie said...

your post made me hungry. very hungry ! those berries .... yum !!

heidi said...

yum yummy. food posts are my fav!

trinsch said...

smoked fish and fresh strawberries! oh, that is so summer and so delicious!