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Celebrity Cooks to Cause Stir at Royal Highland Show

by 5m Editor
14 June 2011, at 9:25am

UK - Two highly charismatic celebrity cooks are set to cause a stir with the crowds at Quality Meat Scotland’s stand at this year’s Royal Highland Show (23-26 June).

The irrepressible Lady Claire Macdonald and Hardeep Singh Kohli will be joining in the celebration of the launch of the 20th anniversary of the world-leading assurance schemes which underpin the Scottish red meat industry’s brands, Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork.


Hardeep Singh Kohli

Lady Claire will be tempting audiences at QMS’s ringside stand (Avenue O, stand no 599) on the Thursday and Friday of the show with some of her favourite beef, pork and lamb recipes.

These will include: Roast Ham with Rhubarb and Ginger and Pickled Shallot Sauce; Scotch Beef Fillet with Crème fraiche and Chutney Dressing and Slow Roast Shoulder of Scotch Lamb with Onions, Haricot beans, Tomatoes, Anchovies and Rosemary.

Lady Claire runs the Michelin-starred Kinloch Lodge restaurant and hotel on Skye with her husband and family. Winner of this year’s NFU Scotland Ambassador Award, she is certain to prove a hit with the crowds with her passion for top Scottish ingredients and her endless energy.

And jetting up to the Royal Highland Show from London to dazzle show-goers attending the weekend cookery demonstrations at the QMS stand will be Hardeep Singh Kohli. Mr Kohli, star of numerous national TV and radio shows, proved a huge hit with the show crowds two years ago when he made his debut visit to the Highland.

His hilarious banter combined with his sheer love of cooking look set to prove a hit again with show goers attending the free of charge sessions. On Hardeep’s show menu will be Specially Selected Pork Vindaloo; Herb Crusted Specially Selected Pork Loin with Orange Jus; Black Beer Braised Scotch Beef Flank and Punjabi Scotch Lamb Chop Curry.

In between cookery demonstrations the QMS stand will host butchery sessions involving some of the country’s top young butchers with commentary from Douglas Scott, Chief Executive of the Scottish Federation of Meat Traders Association.

Quality Meat Scotland chairman, Jim McLaren, said he was looking forward to welcoming the high profile cooks and talented young butchers to the stand.

"With so much going on Quality Meat Scotland’s stand at the Royal Highland Show always creates a buzz and this year the stand is set to be busier than ever as the industry celebrates two decades of the launch of the quality assurance schemes behind Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork.

"School children and members of the public will also have the opportunity to view sheep, cattle and pigs on another area of the stand and hear about the high standards and welfare involved in their production.

"Members of QMS staff and farmers will be available to answer every question and ensure no-one leaves the stand without feeling a real sense of the pride the industry takes in being behind its labels."