Scotland’s Ladha 2024

Scotland’s new African and Caribbean Food and Drink Festival brings some sunshine to Glasgow this April

Those of you who are regular readers of Westender Magazine might have noticed that we are big fans of recipes, restaurants, cafes, brunch spots, FOOD! Shocker. But top of our list of our favourite foodie things are festivals. Well you can IMAGINE the delight, the joy, the elation when we heard about the newest food festival to hit Glasgow this Spring.

Scotland’s Ladha (pronounced Larder) brings the best of Scottish African and Caribbean food and drink to Glasgow on Sat 27th of April. The word itself means taste, flavour, in Swahili. The festival will offer produce to sample and buy from Kenya, Jamaica and South Africa, to name a few. There will also be a colourful market of spices, produce and herbs to tantalise the senses as well as some fun cocktail classes for you to transport yourself to a Caribbean hideaway.

What can we expect?

The day promises flavoursome food and a whole lot of fun. As well as traditional food, we can look forward to fusion cuisine and an opportunity to really appreciate the diversity of flavours.
There will be masterclasses on the art of Caribbean spices in the morning. So if you’ve ever wondered how to get the perfect jerk rub, this sounds like the class for you. In the afternoon, it’s all about the rum baby and maybe a cocktail or two with Matugga Distillers & Island Slice. With that warm fuzzy feeling that only a Caribbean cocktail can deliver, why not stay and enjoy the live entertainment?

The day is a celebration of the vibrant, unique flavours of the African and Caribbean cultures. With funding from The Regional Food Fund, facilitated by The Scotland Food & Drink Partnership and supported by The Scottish Government, it’s also about the connection that food brings to all of us as a community.

Enoch Adeyemi is co-founder of KnowVate Hub, who will be taking masterclasses on launching your own food and drinks business. KnowVate Hub along with Munch and Matugga Distillers have been central in bringing the festival to the public. Enoch says, ‘We’re thrilled to support our community members to deliver Scotland’s LADHA 2024. This festival is more than just a culinary event; it’s a celebration of diversity, culture, and the shared joy of food. We invite everyone to join us for a day filled with delicious flavours, enriching experiences, and unforgettable memories.’

The whole day just sounds like a real joy. And instead of being in Port Dundas with my cocktail, no, no. I’m in Saint Marie. Cue Death in Paradise theme…

Scotland’s Ladha
African and Caribbean Food and Drink Festival
Saturday 27th April 2024
C7 Conference Centre
100 High Craighall Rd,

Glasgow G4 9UD
w:Ladha Scotland

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