Honda Brand Ambassador Gordon Shedden and Fife Food Ambassador Christopher Trotter rolled into Knockhill recently to showcase their unique talents and participate in a friendly ‘Bond’ themed challenge.
Shedden donned his best tuxedo and borrowed the Knockhill Aston Martin for his part in the challenge, whilst award winning Food Writer, Trotter, turned up with his portable stove, a few pots and pans and some delicious Scottish ingredients for the speed challenge face off.
Trotter’s aim, to cook a delicious steak dish by the time Shedden lapped the Knockhill Circuit in the V8 Supercar. The businesses had meet previously as part of a Fife Council display at the Scottish Tourism Expo and concluded that there was a good ‘fast food’ promotional piece to be had.
“We thought our unique Christmas gifts would go well together. With the aim of highlighting some real alternative presents for Christmas this year, especially to Fife residents,” said Shedden.
“We provide a number of bespoke Driving Experiences at Knockhill, which include getting your loved ones behind the wheel of the stunning Aston Martin, James Bond’s official marque.
“Whilst Christopher provides some exceptional cooking courses from his Falkland base,” concluded Shedden.
Indeed Trotter has taken his niche cooking classes on the road, bringing his enthusiasm and passion for food into individuals’ homes.
“It can sometimes be slightly intimidating, particularly for men, coming to a group cooking course.
“But these remote courses offer a great opportunity for men looking to improve their cooking skills and to do so in the comfort of their own home,” exclaimed Trotter.
The challenge ultimately ended with Trotter producing a plate of sliced Scottish beef strogonoff, sautéed with a whisky, yoghurt and mushroom sauce just as Shedden arrived back in the pit-lane. Shedden, the 2012 British Touring Car Champion claimed that he had won the challenge, however spectators gave Trotter the victory for creating such tasty ‘fast’ food in little over a minute.
“I must admit it does taste pretty good, but l’ll stick to 4 wheels and leave the cooking to the culinary experts,” laughed Shedden.