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By Fiona Reid
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Set for teatime

DELICIOUS home recipes originating from Dumfries and Galloway feature in a new recipe book launched this week.

Produced by VisitScotland, ‘You’ll Have Had Yer Tea? Treasured Tastes of Scotland’ includes more than 40 recipes submitted by members of the public.
Each recipe is accompanied by a special memory giving the background to each dish.
Among them is ‘Haggis and Rumbledethumps’, submitted by Celia Pickup, owner of Craigadam Country House in Durham Kirkpatrick.
She said: “We always have a little bit of fun with guests when they ask what is a Haggis and where do they live? We have to explain they are very shy, timid little creatures.
“The myth of the ‘Haggis’ lives on.”
Another Dumfries and Galloway recipe is for cheese and tomato Flan sent in by Joyce and Donna Bruce. The sisters have fond memories of their mother serving up their favourite comfort food which can be rustled up when the cupboards are running bare.
The book also offers some ‘foodspiration’ so that people can embark on their own culinary adventures around the country, highlighting regional specialities and food and drink experiences unique to certain locations.
It comes as new research reveals that more than half of families in Scotland do not sit down for meals together on a daily basis.
The national tourism organisation is now urging families to enjoy dining together and create more mealtime memories.
Chief executive Malcolm Roughead said: “Many of the treasured memories contained within the book are of Scottish people sitting down to enjoy meals together as a family. We would encourage people to do this more often, so they can create their own precious memories around mealtimes.”
You’ll Have Had Yer Tea? is a free publication available from VisitScotland Information Centres and online at www.visitscotland.com/ebrochures/en/recipe-book/

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