No stranger to Burns celebrations, in the past Wendy has staged Burns events for American TV crews and even sung ballads in her folk circuit days! Now she and her husband bring their unique sustainable food event to the National Museum of Rural Life.
Wendy is a well known campaigner for finest local produce, where to find it and what to do with it. She presents cookery shows and can be spotted on the highways and byways checking out the best in her Mini. She provides independent food tourism expertise and is Director of the award-winning www.scottishfoodguide.com. A regular contributor on food matters on BBC Radio Scotland, Wendy has published her second cookbook ‘Food Miles From Home.’
Bosse is a specialist in environmental farming and biodiversity, and is Vice Chair and Breeding Adviser on the Boards of Linderöd Pigs and Fjällnära cows. Bosse has always been interested in nature and is a leading expert in old breeds and farming heritage, and how this knowledge can be used in sustainable food production. He has received three Swedish Awards in recognition of his work: The Linnaeus Environment Award, The Helsingborg Environment Award and the Special Award from Slow Food Scania.
Together they make a great team! Wendy will cook up a range of dishes celebrating Burns for you to enjoy whilst Bosse interjects with fascinating insights into the ingredients Wendy will be using. Even the simplest of foods can have an intriguing heritage.
“That’s one of the things we really enjoy about working together” says Wendy, “Bosse has such an incredible knowledge of food heritage he always has an anecdote for whatever I am cooking!”
Wendy will be cooking her very own recipes for Cock-a-leekie Soup, Veggie ‘Haggis’ and Hardiesmill Haggis made from the resident Aberdeen Angus herd at Kittochside, finishing off with a delicious dessert.