Food for thought from Auchtermuchty’s soup champ

Neal dishes up his famous soup.
Neal dishes up his famous soup.

Auchtermuchty’s very own ‘masterchef’ Neal Robertson treated over 60 people to some of his world record-breaking cullen skink at a taster lunch to mark Fairtrade Fortnight and the end of the Fife Diet project.

Neal, of the Tannochbrae Tearoom, served a total of six courses using low-cost and, where possible, locally-sourced produce.

They included the cullen skink that earned Neal the world championship title last year, as well as split-pea soup with cumin and lemon; chickpeas with tomato and chilli; brown rice with mushrooms and red onion; Anster cheese and ‘My Piece’ oatcakes and Fairtrade chocolate fudge.

During the event, which took part in Auchtermuchty Church Hall, the guests raised £267 for the Shine Relief Trust, a charity distributing food to households devastated by the recent floods in the same district of Malawi as Auchtermuchty’s partner church, Namadzi.