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Renowned cookery writer and author set to star at Galloway Country Fair

Friday, 11 August 2017

Scottish cookery writer and author Sue Lawrence will join this year’s Galloway Country Fair thanks to its partnership with Wigtown Book Festival.

Sue will host one hour demonstrations in the fair’s popular Bake Off Tent cooking delicious recipes while offering visitors the chance to hear more about her career and cookery books.

The first, named Soups and Bakes, takes place at 2pm on Saturday 19 August. Sue will make two delicious creations from her latest cookbooks The Scottish Soups Bible and Scottish Baking.

She will then be back on Sunday 20 August at 1pm with Fiction and Bakes where Sue will be joined by Pamela Timms, author of Korma, Kheer and Kismet and food blog Eat and Dust to chat about her career to guests while they enjoy afternoon tea.

It’s sure to be a fascinating talk as she takes her audience on a journey through her life, from working as a journalist to writing cookery books and columns after winning BBC Masterchef in 1991. She has written an amazing 16 cookery books to-date, with the latest, The Scottish Soups Bible now on sale.  Sue also writes fiction: her latest novel, The Night He Left is described by Lorraine Kelly as “enthralling; a cracking story, beautifully told.”

Sue said: “Having the opportunity to make some of my soups and bakes in the stunning surroundings of Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate was something I just could not pass up.

“I am looking forward to welcoming visitors to my two shows, sharing my recipes and chatting over a cuppa.”

Galloway Country Fair offers action-packed entertainment programme including performances from Atkinson Action Horses, Buccleuch Hounds, Owl Magic and the Dog and Duck Show.

Anna Fergusson, Visitor Services Manager at Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate, said: “Sue Lawrence’s shows are a superb addition to our 2017 programme. We are sure fans and cookery enthusiasts alike will be excited to see her on our line-up.

“With the scurry provided by Galloway Gundogs, casting clinics and demonstrations in the Fishing Village as well as hundreds of stalls showcasing the best food and drink, homeware, country sports, fashion, produce and retail that Scotland has to offer, the Fair is a fantastic day out with plenty to do and see.”

Galloway Country Fair takes place on Saturday 19 August from 10am to 6pm and Sunday 20 August from 10am to 5pm at Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate. Tickets are priced at £13 for adults, £5 for children aged under 16 years, £10 for concessions and £30 for a family pass (two adults and two children). Under-fives go free.

The Fair’s camping offering has been extended this year to give visitors the option to stay in the Estate’s beautiful grounds, with camping passes available for or one night or for the full weekend.

Visit www.gallowaycountryfair.co.uk for further information.