Firth crowned Parish Cup of Food champions

May 12th 2019

The finest homemade food and drink from across the islands was on display in Kirkwall this weekend at the biennial Orkney Food & Drink 'Parish Cup of Food' event.

A total of ten Orkney parishes, featuring more than fifty people, took part, showcasing the incredible range of talent local kitchens boast. The teams turned their hands to everything, from showstopper cakes, shortbread and savoury pies, to bannocks, buns and home brew. 

In the end, the overall winners were Firth, who claimed three gold, two silver and four bronze medals on the day. 

Firth, Orkney Food & Drink Parish Cup of Food Champions 2019
The victorious Firth team - winners of the Parish Cup of Food 2019

The best table award went to Orphir, who faced stiff competition from a number of incredibly creative designs. 

Project Manager for Orkney Food & Drink, Edgar Balfour, said: "It was a very successful event with so many excellent tables and products. The standard was incredibly high and it was great to see members of the public attend to try a few treats and take part in the vote for best table. The Parish Cup of Food is a light-hearted competition held every two-years, aimed at highlighting the fantastic produce we have here in Orkney, as well as the talented makers and bakers found across the islands."

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