...and while we’re talking about steak and kidney
A BUTCHER from Edinburgh has been crowned Scotland’s best steak pie maker.
James Anderson’s pies impressed the judges with the right “steak to gravy ratio” and the perfect crumbly crust.
More than 250 pies from all over the country were put to the test before the winner was crowned at the Scottish Craft Butchers Awards.
Judging criteria included the appearance, baking uniformity, pastry, filling and steak quality, and the gravy.
James Anderson Butchers from Leith had already been crowned winners of the South East Scotland region and beat off competition from four other regional winners to win the national championship for 2017.
John Henderson, of James Anderson Butchers, said: “I have never changed the recipe, the gravy mix or the cooking method.
“It is the first time we have entered any competition. I am delighted and particularly delighted for the staff who have done the job properly.”
The event, which was organised by the Scottish Federation of Meat Traders, was decided by a “sensory panel” at the University of Abertay.