Hundreds of people visited the cookery marquee at the Fife Show at the weekend in spite of the torrential rain which swept the site.

The marquee hosted cookery demonstrations which resulted from collaboration between the show organisers, Fife Food Network’s “Food from Fife” initiative, and the hospitality team at the SRUC Elmwood Campus in Cupar.

Students and staff from the college provided and staffed the kitchen, with chef lecturers Wullie Balfour, Martin Luti and Vicki Munro leading the team.

Delicious local produce from Steve Mitchell’s buffalo farm at Puddledub and Ceres-based Chillicious UK was used during the college cooking sessions.

Also demonstrating was Barry Batchelor of Knowehead Products, Newburgh, who worked with chocolate and some of early Fife strawberries. Margaret Whiteford and Catherine Williamson, of the SWRI, were providing baking tips and hints..

Champion porridge maker Neal Robertson, of Auchtermuchy, who runs the town’s Tannochbrae Tearoom, was also behind the stove.

He made the “Italian Pinhead Torta” recipe that secured Laura Figone from California a speciality award at last year’s Golden Spurtle World Championships in Carrbridge

The main photograph shows the Elmwood team

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