A championship soup competition will return to the North-east this weekend after being cancelled last year.
The Cullen Skink World Championships will take place at the Cullen Bay Hotel on Sunday after organisers rallied to make sure the event returned to the local calendar.
Graham Bell said this year’s competition – the fifth time it will run – would again welcome entries that puts a “twist” on the classic foodstuff.
As well as traditional recipes to crown the world’s best Cullen Skink maker, competitors are being invited to submit alternatives to the fish-based soup.
Mr Bell, the secretary of the Discover Cullen group, added that the event has gone from strength to strength.
He said: “We’re the home of Cullen Skink and we all thought it would be prudent for us to start something like this before someone else did.
“There was about six entries in our first year but it generated a lot of interest in Cullen. We could get anywhere from 80 to 100 people in the hotel just to spectate.”
The event, which includes a food fair, will run from 10.30am-4pm on Sunday.
A panel of four judges will undertake blind testing of each competitor’s soup before a winner is decided.
In the afternoon, the “twist” recipes will be tested.