Masterchef champ at Kirkcaldy food festival

Masterchef winner Jamie Scott (centre) with Fife College chefs Dave Edwards and Scott Lyall. Pic: FPA
Masterchef winner Jamie Scott (centre) with Fife College chefs Dave Edwards and Scott Lyall. Pic: FPA

The winner of the BBC’s ‘Masterchef: The Professionals’, Jamie Scott, is one of the star attractions at this year’s Kirkcaldy Food and Drink Fair.

The Fife-based chef, who won the hit TV show last year, will be demonstrating his award winning skills at the event, which takes place at Fife College’s St Brycedale campus on Saturday, September 12.

Jamie said: “Things like this food fair are hugely important because they show you what is available around you. They show you where you can support your local butcher, fishmonger or farm shop which are the way forward.”

“I’m very passionate about this. It’s about getting people into the shops and showing them what they’re doing.”

Since winning the show the 27-year-old says there has been a huge surge in numbers at his demonstrations.

“People are now coming out to see Jamie Scott from ‘Masterchef: The Professionals’, not just some head chef!

“At the Foodies Festival in Edinburgh we had about 600 people each day and the Crail Food Festival sold out.

“All these things make the demos so much better. We had 800 people in the street in Elgin watching me cook some scallops!”

Jamie also revealed what he has planned for those who come along to the Kirkcaldy fair: “I’ll be making an amazing dish of Oban scallops with vodka.

“One of my favourite drinks is a Bloody Mary so it’s my wee take on Bloody Mary Scallops.

“It’s got a whole local feel to it. It’ll have fresh seaweed which I pick from the East Neuk.

“I’ve also been doing a skirt steak recipe which is one of my favourite cuts of beef, which no-one has heard of!

“My friend has got an allotment, so all summer I’ve been picking my fresh vegetables from there which I’ll be using.

“Both recipes are quirky, very simple and they’re local, which is what I’m all about.”

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