A recipe for a fun, family day at Ballantrae

Kirsty Wark at last year's food festival.
Kirsty Wark at last year's food festival.

Take quality ingredients, add 42 fantastic food and drink stallholders and 10 amazing street food stalls.

Add in six cookery demonstrations and tastings and the result is the second Ballantrae festival of food and drink this Sunday, June 12.

There are two superb ‘Food for Thought’ cookery demonstrations with Christopher Trotter, a well renowned chef and cookery writer from Fife, who is committed to promoting Scotland as a unique food destination.

There are two lively ‘Grape & Grain’ Talk, Taste and Appreciate: whisky, wine and beer tasting sessions from The A. D. Rattray Whisky Experience, Ayr Brewery and Bijou Wine.

The day also includes one fun, stress free and informative cookery demonstration with the Cook School Scotland on ‘Seasonal Cooking at its best’.

They will pass on a few tips, ideas and tricks of the trade and an inspiring cookery demonstration on the ‘Fruits of the Ayrshire Sea’ with TV chef Mark Devonshire.

There are also foraging sessions with Lisa Cutliffe, an expert forager with over 10 years experience and learn about nature’s larder on your doorstep. Catherine Brown an award winning food and cookery writer and will be interviewed by Cate Devine.

Entry to the Festival is free and includes something for all the family. Demonstrations and talks can be booked via www.ballantraefoodfest.com