A friendship group of academics left the near-tropical warmth of Louisiana, currently reporting 28°C and 78% humidity, for the average daily Orkney temperature this week of 8°C. By way of an acclimatisation program they journeyed through Scotland.
As a reward for their adventurous bravery they chose The Orcadian Feast replete with its double main course, which also enhanced their stamina in preparation for cliff-top walking with Pure Orkney.
With freshly baked bere bannock made with bere meal (an ancient strain of barley) milled at Barony Mill, Orkney.
Followed by Gatherers Findings of wild berries, nuts and leaves.
Tender Highland wild boar from Bonar Bridge, Sutherland slow roasted with peppered plums.
Slow Cooked Highland Venison
Slow cooked in Burgundy with redcurrants and served on a bed of spinach. Accompanied by roasted carrots, celeriac, chestnuts, parsnips, beetroot and potatoes together with Swede.
Cherrymisu with physalis.
Cherries and wild berries.
We remain open to the possibility that this may well be a 5000 year old recipe as so far, nobody seems to have proved that it isn't!
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"This church had 134 years of weddings, blessings and Sunday school; it must be Inculcated with love, the walls must exude happiness and joy." Keiko Yamaga-White November 2007