Food Glorious Food
by Helen Smith -
There's nothing like fresh local produce to satisfy the taste buds and Shetland has some of the best in the UK. Frankie's Fish and Chip Shop has been awarded the prestigious title of Best Chip Shop in the UK, this adds to Frankie's growing collection of awards. They're based in Brae and offer the perfect stop when enjoying a trip up North. On a lovely day you can sit outside at one of the picnic tables and eat al fresco, which I think, adds to the experience. Have a look at the video they produced a couple of years ago to show you a day in the life of Frankie's Fish and Chip Shop. Although it was made a while ago, their story remains the same.
Frankie's also recently launched another film which shows a year in the life of the famous fish and chip shop, you can watch it online here.
Other local producers to watch out for are the Shetland Deli - their Muckle Flugga picccalilli was awarded second prize in the best product category at Scotland's Speciality Food Fair held in Glasgow recently.
The Lerwick Brewery is going from strength to strength, after securing another distribution deal; this means you'll see their expanding range available in more shops throughout the UK. I'm also excited to say that the Lerwick Brewery is looking to organise a beer festival in Shetland; it's at the early stages, so watch this space for an announcement. And be sure to check out the recently opened Fjara, a cafe bar offering a good selection of local produce and an oustanding sea views.
To keep up to date with all things foodie, you should add Taste of Shetland to your favourites; several writers contribute to the blog and there's always something new and exciting happening - and lots of lovely recipes to try.