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Wendy Barrie

Scottish Thistle Award Regional Ambassador, Wendy Barrie is a highly respected cook, food writer & campaigner for local produce. 

Married to Bosse, a Swedish expert in organic farming, biodiversity & a world expert on landrace breeds, heritage grains & working with heavy horses, their book 'Meadows, The Swedish Farmer & The Scottish Cook' is available to buy online.


Her growing network of chefs and producers throughout Scotland and across Europe, particularly Scandinavia, give her a wealth of experience and critical view of Scotland’s strengths, making her the No1 choice for promoting artisan produce – where to find it and what to do with it – and in demand for Conferences & Events.


Wendy supports and collaborates with various organisations and charities and is Leader of Slow Food Scotland’s Ark of Taste, undertaking in depth research into Scotland's Food Heritage, and Slow Food Cooks Alliance.

Her passion for artisan foods has led her to remote dairies deep in the mountain valleys of Norway and the high shielings of Sweden; to Terra Madre in Turin and bringing Scottish producers to France. Her courses at Scottish Food Studio in Aberdour are quite unique: never predictable, always exceptional.

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  • Creator & Director of the independent award-winning Scottish Food Guide & its associated Scottish Cheese Trail & Scottish Farm Shops (2002)

  • Member of IGCAT Global Experts Network (2021 onwards)

  • 2020 Top 100 Women in Tourism 

  • 2018/9 Winner Thistle Regional Ambassador, Central, Fife & Tayside

  • 2017 Co-founded The Scottish Bread Championship, run annually in Scotland.

  • 2016 Winner of Food & Drink Category, Scottish Rural Network Photo Competition.

  • 2011 Finalist, Scottish Countryside Alliance Rural Hero Award

  • 2004 Winner Tourism Excellence Award, Catering in Scotland Excellence Awards.

  • Creator Nordic Blog (2007)


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