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Angus is a fabulous place to eat and drink – and this is celebrated in an exciting new free publication, Angus Larder.

This handy-sized guide to the county’s fabulous fresh produce, high quality meat, fish and game and world-renowned local delicacies such as Arbroath Smokies and Forfar Bridies was launched on Friday by Councillor Sheila Hands, economic development spokeswoman, Angus Council.

Councillor Hands said: “Fresh, local, high quality, seasonal ingredients are one of the many bonuses of living in Angus.

“Whether cooking at home or eating out, there’s no shortage of choice when it comes to first class food and drink.

“This free guide, as well as providing lots of information to help those who live here enjoy food grown, made, created and landed in Angus will also encourage people to visit our county and experience just how good Angus tastes.”

The Angus Larder has been developed by Angus Council in partnership with The List, whose team of writers travelled across the county researching the very best of Angus produce.

As a result, the 48-pages of the Angus Larder are packed full of information about the food and drink of Angus.

It includes features about Angus asparagus, wild salmon and jam, a listing of the best food shops, butchers, fishmongers and farm shops and an independent guide to restaurants, bistros, cafés and takeaways with local fare on the menu.

Councillor Hands explained that the Angus Larder is an important element of the Taste of Angus campaign.

This is a new project established by Angus Council to raise awareness locally and nationally of the high quality of Angus’ fresh, local produce and the top quality food and drink available throughout the county.

The councillor continued: “The Angus Larder is a fabulous and highly effective showcase for our county’s food and drink producers, eateries and retailers.

“It highlights just how lucky we are to have on our doorstep such a range of locally distinctive food, traditional Scottish dishes and, of course, fresh, top quality produce such as Angus Soft Fruits’ wonderful strawberries, raspberries and blackberries.

“Angus must be one of the tastiest places in Scotland!”

Angus Larder will be widely available throughout the east of Scotland and beyond.

It is currently being distributed to leisure centres, ACCESS offices, libraries and tourist attractions across Angus, Dundee, Perthshire, Aberdeenshire and Fife or download from www.atasteofangus.com.

To find out more about the Taste of Angus campaign, visit www.atasteofangus.com, ‘like’ the Taste of Angus Facebook page or follow on Twitter.