The clock is ticking ahead of the 2017 Orkney Amateur Master Chef competition, with the big night now only eleven days away!
Let us introduce you to our second contestant, Caroline Kritchlow from the Quoys of Houton in Orphir. Caroline took part in the 2015 event and is back to test her skills once again.
NAME: Caroline Kritchlow
MASTER CHEF 2017 MENU: Starter – Birsay Tomato Soup with homegrown rosemary pesto; Main – Orkney kedgeree with local lobster, Westray crab and Quoy eggs and herbs; Dessert – Vanilla sponge with Quoy apples and homemade custard.
WHY DID YOU ENTER: To help support our local food and drink sector.
HOW ARE YOU PREPARING: Practice, practice and more practice!
HOW EXPERIENCED IN THE KITCHEN ARE YOU: I entered in 2015 and I also cook lots for friends. I experiment during the winter months and enjoy cooking things like game pies and show-stopper cakes too.
FAVOURITE DISH: Coffee cake topped with espresso icing and walnuts.
FAVOURITE INGREDIENTS: Onions – preferably my own homegrown ones.
GUILTY PLEASURE: A fried egg sandwich with lashings of tomato sauce.
ANY KITCHEN DISASTERS: I made a gluten-free loaf which ended up like a brick – it was so hard even the hens couldn’t peck it!
SECRET KITCHEN TALENT: Making pork pies.
The 2017 Orkney Amateur Master Chef competition, sponsored by NorthLink Ferries and Jewson, will be held in the Orkney Theatre on Wednesday 27th September – tickets are available from Argos in Kirkwall.