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Date of 4th Cullen Skink World Championships Announced

4th Cullen Skink World Championships - Sunday 22nd November 2015

The Cullen Voluntary Tourist Initiative and Cullen Bay Hotel are delighted to announce the date for the 4th Cullen Skink World Championships - Sunday 22nd November 2015 - in the Cullen Bay Hotel.

Following a very successful inaugural Cullen Skink with a Twist competition in 2014, there will again this year be two world titles up for grabs, with a closing date for entries of 31st October 2015.

Traditional Cullen Skink:  this title will be awarded to the competitor creating the best Traditional Cullen Skink made from fresh, local produce.   The Traditional Cullen Skink must be made with smoked haddock, and no other fish, smoked or otherwise, may be used.   Every competitor is required to submit a recipe for at least 1.5 pints or 750 ml. of Cullen Skink and their method of cooking this special dish.  From this, the judges will choose 6 finalists, to take part in the cook off, on Sunday 22nd November 2015 commencing at 11 a.m. Judging of the Cullen Skink will be made on the texture, flavour, colour and appearance of the soup. 

For a Traditional Cullen Skink entry form, please click here.  For the full entry rules, please click here.

Cullen Skink with a Twist:  this title will be awarded to the competitor creating the best Cullen Skink with a Twist made from fresh, local produce.   The basic ingredients for Cullen Skink with a Twist must include fish, potato, milk and onion; any other ingredients and/or recipe variations are down to the contestants.  Every competitor is required to submit a recipe for at least 1.5 pints or 750 ml. of Cullen Skink and their method of cooking this special dish.  From this, the judges will choose 6 finalists, to take part in the cook off, on Sunday 22nd November 2015 at 1.30 p.m. 

For a Cullen Skink with a Twist entry form, please click here.  For the full entry rules, please click here.

There is a registration fee of £5 per competitor in each competition - which should be sent, with each entry form, to:-

World Cullen Skink Competition, Cullen Voluntary Tourist Initiative, c/o Cullen Bay Hotel, Cullen, Moray, AB56 4XA.

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