Something’s cooking in Fairlie

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    by Alexia Johnston

    Secret recipes will feature in Fairlie’s 150th anniversary cookbook, due for release next month.
    The book is one of many projects which have been taking shape throughout the year of celebrations, and for the district’s avid cooks and bakers, who have been waiting patiently for its launch, the wait is almost over.
    The 150th anniversary cookbook, titled Our Slice of Heaven, will be available at the Heritage Market Day to be held in Fairlie on October 15.
    The book features about 100 recipes, along with intricate illustrations and photographs.
    Plans for the 200-page recipe book began last year when Fairlie 150th committee member Jackie Phillips started calling for contributions.
    She spent many hours sorting through the recipes ensuring there were no double-ups and later called for cooks to create some of their contributions to be photographed.
    “I’m really thrilled,” she said, of the end result.
    “The graphic designer [Tj McConchie] was so generous with her hours.
    “The work she’s done in it is fantastic – it’s amazing. And, the photography is what will sell the book too,” Mrs Phillips said.
    tc29cook1The book also features photographs of creations made for the 2016 Mackenzie Highland A&P Show, which were captured by the Fairlie in Focus Photography Group.
    One of the many recipes included in the book is ‘Ruth’s Raspberry Cheesecake’, a recipe never passed on before, Mrs Phillips said.

    The book will be launched at Carnegies in Fairlie on October 21 at 7pm. It will be available at the Heritage Market Day on October 15, one of many Fairlie 150th events. The village green market will include more than 60 stalls and old-time games.