The final three battle it out in the kitchen to be crowned Young Scottish Chef of the Year
Scotland's top three young chefs have been unveiled as they compete for the coveted Young Chef of the Year title at the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards on 26 May 2011.
Ross Marshall (25) from The Road Hole Restaurant at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in St Andrews, David Goold (23) from Café St Honore in Edinburgh and Scott Spink (19) of Craigie's Farm Deli and Café in South Queensferry have all been shortlisted in the category, sponsored by Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight.
The hopefuls took part in a cook-off in Michelin-starred chef Martin Wishart's Cook School in Edinburgh where they created a main course from a selection of Scottish ingredients only revealed to them on the day.
Chosen to challenge their creativity, the ingredients sampled the best of Scotland's natural larder and included homegrown potatoes, leeks and shallots; flavoursome fresh herbs; and monkfish renowned for its firm texture and delicate taste.
They also took part in a short interview with Martin and fellow judges Paul McLaughlin, chief executive of Scotland Food & Drink and Richard Bath, editor of Scottish Field.
The winner will be announced at the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards at Dunblane Hydro on 26 May and can look forward to a year full of exciting opportunities and events, representing the Scottish food and drink industry.
The Castlemilk Lighting Project utilises up-to-the-minute technology to display a night-time visual representation of the local weather outlook for the following day using internet RSS feeds based on meteorological data.
The left tower displays a general forecast with colours matching the traditional weather symbols, for example, dark blue denotes rain and yellow indicates sunshine.
The middle tower displays wind patterns with bands of colour moving across the building to show wind direction and light pulses to indicate speed.
The right tower displays temperature through colour and figures. A red background will signify a warm forecast and the numbers moving down the block represent the temperature forecast.
The towers can also feature special events displays to mark specific occasions.
So, before you go to bed at night, why not take a wee look out of your window and see what the weather forecast is for the next day. Glowing yellow from the tower on the left, along with slow pulses of green from the middle tower and a warm red temperature on the right tower will mean that you can look forward to a pleasant day.
However, should you see bolts of white light or heavy bands of falling blue with a frosty minus temperature, wrap up warm – there could be a storm on its way.
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