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Slow Food-Discover Scottish Ark of Taste

1 reviewAberdour, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by Wendy

3 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We warmly welcome you to our Food Studio where we are now only taking up to a maximum of 4 persons, all from one 'social bubble' and a minimum booking of 2 persons. We wish you to have a safe and happy time.

On arrival we welcome you with refreshments & tasty morsels then you experience a cookery show and workshop of specialty foods, including some of our rarest, all under one roof - an incredible Scottish food heritage. Hear stories, explore & taste the produce with us at our seaside studio.

Have you ever tasted heritage sheep living on what nature provides, seafood air-dried in the wind or honey from rare bees? Explore their unique provenance, flavours & history with an interactive session where you can join in cooking, rounding off with an Ark of Taste lunch.

Our organic seashore kitchen garden has Ark products for our recipes. You receive my book & notes on local farm shops and places to eat with Slow Food principles.
Testimonials
“For all of us, it wasn’t just about the food. It was my first-hand look into Slow Food of reared beef and fresh produce, and the wonderful farm people and the community it supports.” J. Kim, Hawaii

“…bringing their knowledge of food, farming and local produce to the table was an absolute treat. For a good price and some good knowledge … and a stunning location, you’d be silly not to give it a try... Well Done guys!" J. Davidson,
We warmly welcome you to our Food Studio where we are now only taking up to a maximum of 4 persons, all from one 'social bubble' and a minimum booking of 2 persons. We wish you to have a safe and happy time.

On arrival we welcome you with refreshments & tasty morsels then you experience a cookery show and workshop of specialty foods, including some of our rarest, all under one roof - an incredible Scottish food heritage. Hear stories,…

Wendy's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    Many samples will be available for tasting then Slow Food Ark of Taste Lunc...
  • Drinks
    A Slow Food selection of non alcoholic drinks including foraged cordials/sp...
  • Equipment
    Every guest will go home with a signed copy of my cookbook as a gift.
From ₹4,954
/ person
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Meet your host, Wendy

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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Professional cook & Scottish Thistle Regional Ambassador Winner, I love the world of food. My ‘day job’ covers food festivals, education, commissioned articles, publishing Scottish Food Guide & Scottish Cheese Trail. I present cookery shows across UK and Scandinavia.

Inspired to collaborate with kindred spirits, I created my Guides in 2002 & won Catering in Scotland Food Tourism Excellence Award 2yrs later.

Biodiversity & food heritage are non negotiable for us! I am Scotland’s Leader for the Ark of Taste & SF Cooks Alliance Member. My husband Bosse is a Swedish expert in heritage farming & breeds. Together we have a depth of knowledge of Scottish & Nordic food culture. We live in our seaside cottage, self-built in the 90’s with the help of my Dad. In 2014 Bosse & I transformed it into our Nordic food studio, where we run the workshops.
Professional cook & Scottish Thistle Regional Ambassador Winner, I love the world of food. My ‘day job’ covers food festivals, education, commissioned articles, publishing Scottish Food Guide & Scottish Cheese Trail. I present cookery shows across UK and Scandinavia.

Inspired to collaborate with kindred spirits, I created my Guides in 2002 & won Catering in Scotland Food Tourism Excellence Award 2yrs later.

Biodiversity & food heritage are non negotiable for us! I am Scotla…
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About the organisation: Slow Food



Slow Food is a global network of local communities founded in 1989 to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions and counteract the rise of fast food culture. Since its founding, Slow Food has grown into a global movement involving millions of people in over 160 countries, working to ensure that everyone has access to good, clean and fair food.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Slow Food.

Where you'll be

Welcome to our seaside studio, built to my quirky specifications complete with the only Swedish log stove in UK! On Fife’s Coastal Path with stunning panoramic views of Edinburgh as far as the Forth Rail Bridge, a Unesco World Heritage site. Excellent road & rail links from cities, the train trip from Edinburgh is 30mins. Meet you at the station or take 10min walk around shore path to our studio. Car parking free. Lunch can be outdoors if sunny!

1 review

Tom
October 2019
This was an absolutely fantastic experience from start to finish. Wendy and Bissa welcomed us into their beautiful, seaside, handbuilt home and immediately treated us like old friends. With bottomless, strong coffee, snacks and wonderful stories we were instantly put at ease. Wendy and Bissa are clearly incredibly passionate about slow food and preserving Scotland's (and Sweden's ancient food culture and practices. Wendy had a prepared packet of informational materials for us on arrival and used great pictures to support her lesson on the Scottish contributions to the Ark of Taste. She is a patient and insightful teacher as she helped us through making Bannock, all while cooking another 4-5 dishes simultaneously. The food was delicious, the ingredients were ethical and authentic, and the company was unmatched. My wife and I had the perfect day with them in Aberdour and will be coming back again and again!
This was an absolutely fantastic experience from start to finish. Wendy and Bissa welcomed us into their beautiful, seaside, handbuilt home and immediately treated us like old frie…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

Please advise me on booking of any allergies or pet hates foodwise!
The final track is rough underfoot so low or no heels advised. I am happy to pop up and meet you on foot or in my car.