'Shetland's Larder' 2nd in Fortnum & Mason Awards
by Alastair Hamilton -
A BBC Radio Shetland programme has emerged as runner-up in the first ever Fortnum and Mason Awards.
BBC Radio Shetland provides a service of news, features and music to the islands. One much-admired series is 'Shetland's Larder', which features island food and food traditions, invariably with some real cooking going on, very audibly, in the studio. It's always a fascinating programme and presenters Eunice Henderson and Jane Moncrieff bring a great deal of knowledge, leavened with good humour.
Their programme was nominated for the first ever Fortnum and Mason Awards, which highlight the best in writing and broadcasting about food, and Eunice and Jane were delighted to find themselves at the awards ceremony in London and even more pleased to discover that they were runners-up to the overall winner, BBC Radio 4's highly-regarded Food Programme. It's a real compliment to their enthusiasm, creativity and flair.
Meanwhile, Londoners have had another chance to sample the very best of Shetland food - and learn to dance Shetland reels - thanks to another of Helen Nisbet's Shetland nights in London, which apparently was a great success.