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Peterhead on the menu for BBC Radio 4

Jimmy Buchan, Scott Donald and Pauline Cordiner with chef David Littlewood and the Blue Toon Bree

Jimmy Buchan, Scott Donald and Pauline Cordiner with chef David Littlewood and the Blue Toon Bree

Peterhead skipper Jimmy Buchan will be making a return to the BBC later this year - only this time it will be on the radio.

The ‘Trawlermen’ star will feature alongside storyteller and ballad singer, Pauline Cordiner and Scott Donald on new programme ‘Town is the Menu’, to be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April.

The trio spoke about stories from Peterhead both past and present including the whalers, folk song ‘The Boddamers hung the Monkey-O’ and how Peterhead came to be nicknamed The Blue Toon.

David Littlewood, chef of the Kildrummy Inn, prepared a special dish for the programme called The Blue Toon Bree.

The dish was made from a variety of local ingredients including cod, coley, mussels, langoustines and vegetables.

Commenting on the new dish, Jimmy said: “This is the first time this soup has been made and it could be compared to Cullen Skink.

“It truely was a local dish.”

Speaking about the radio experience, he said: “It was quite interesting and listeners will really have to use their imaginations to picture in their minds what was going on.”

The Peterhead ‘Town is the Menu’ show will be one of five programmes from around the UK.

Jimmy added: “One of the other shows will be from Inverness but it is great that Peterhead was first to be chosen.”

Storyteller Pauline said: “The dish was absolutely amazing, it contained seaweed which I have never tasted outside a chinese meal but it was beautiful.

“I had never been on a fishing boat before but it exceeded my expectations and it was a super experience.”

 

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