Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Cupar cook keeps up the heat in BBC MasterChef

Post Thumbnail

A Fife man has kept his dream of winning BBC’s MasterChef on the boil, by making it through to the next stage of the competition.

Brodie Williams, from Cupar, impressed judges Gregg Wallace, John Torode and restaurant critic Jay Rayner with a spicy Chinese aubergine dish.

Despite scraping through in Thursday evening’s episode, the 27-year-old’s concoction in Friday’s quarter-final episode was described as “superb” by Wallace.

Brodie said: “It’s nuts to think I’m still in the competition. It’s amazing.”

The former pupil of New Park School, St Andrews, served his aubergine with a spicy garlic sauce, egg fried rice and pork and aubergine dumplings.

Torode told him: “You know how in the first round I didn’t like your food very much? I love this.”

Selecting Brodie as one of the next group of four to progress to knock-out week, Wallace said to Torode: “We have disagreed over Brodie through this competition but today me, you and Jay just could not stop digging into his Chinese aubergine dish. It was just superb.”

In Thursday’s episode the hosts were divided on Brodie’s ambitious take on a Rogan Josh curry with basmati rice and lemon and pistachio yoghut, as he used kidneys and lentils instead of lamb.

Torode blasted it as over-reduced and acidic, while Wallace loved it.

Brodie, who works as a store designer for lingerie company Agent Provocateur in London, has previously told how he was inspired in the kitchen by his mum and the cuisine he cooked up in student digs was a hit with friends while he studied architecture at Glasgow School of Art nine years ago.

The trained architect has written and illustrated his own cook book and hopes one day to design and build his own restaurant.

Already a subscriber? Sign in