Thursday, 22 January 2015

Protecting Bere

The Barony Mills at Birsay, Orkney, produces beremeal (from bere, a variety of barley which is often called 'corn' locally) for bannocks and beer. It has a following beyond the island from where moves have been made to safeguard its identity with Protected Food Name status. The details are in The Orcadian. The name used for bere in the past was bygg, still a term for barley in Norway.

Scottish Islands Explorer - relished and purchased the product when in Birsay

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