A well-known East Neuk churchgoer has provided plenty food for thought in a new publication to celebrate Lent.
Brenda Hall, of St Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Elie, won a hamper afer three of her recipes were selected for a book entitled ‘Lent Food, Recipes For Change’.
It has been produced jointly by the Scottish Episcopal Church and Christian Aid.
The aim is to provide low-cost recipes for nourishing food for people on low incomes who may be struggling to feed their families.
Those submitting recipes were asked to include locally- produced food and Fairtrade food from developing countries.
The book, containing around 60 pages, also includes prayers and readings to help those using it to observe the season of Lent, along with illustrations from abroad showing the work of Christian Aid in deprived communities.
Mrs Hall’s prizewinning recipes were for a risotto with pork and Fairtrade rice, chicken fricassee with rice, and lentil and bacon soup.
“The book is free but it is hoped people taking a copy will donate to Christian Aid,” said Mrs Hall.
The hamper was presented to her by the Right Rev. David Chillingworth, Bishop of St Andrews, Dunblane and Dunkeld, Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, who contributed the foreword to the book.
On March 12, the Christian Aid Committee for Elie, Kilconquhar and Colinsburgh is hosting a Lenten Supper – using Mrs Hall’s pork risott recipe – at which the speaker will be Dr Alan McDonald, ex Moderator of the Church of Scotland, and one of the two representatives from Scotland on the board of Christian Aid. He will be speaking on ‘Making a Difference’.
Tickets may be bought from Elie Newsagents or from Mrs Hall at 15 High Street, Elie, KY9 1BY.