With over 35 years experience in the history sector combined, The Time Travelling Cook was started nearly 3 years ago with the aim to bring to life the history of the everyday people from Scotlands past, from the Picts to WWII.
Denise is the head cook, photographer, weird recipe finder and co-founder of Time Travelling Cook and has over 10 years experience working in historic food .
Her favourite weird recipe is a 18th Century recipe for fish custard and one of her favourite events was dressing as a Orc to teach all about fantasy food!
Denise has also been known to appear in front of the camera as a historical cook in a variety of programmes for the BBC, CBeebies, and American TV.
Pep, the other co-founder of Time Travelling Cook, has over 25 years experience in the history sector and is the head of props, weapons and obscure facts.
Peps speciality is maritime history, pirates and powder weapons ( think Cannons and muskets!) but is a wealth of information on all of our subjects.
Before Time Travelling Cook, Pep could be found beating people up on screen as a combat stuntman!
Working with groups such as Museums, historic buildings, libraries and tour companies we provide talks, interactive displays, advice and workshops. We have also taken part in large scale events such as Bannockburn Live, Pirates at Culross and The Mary Queen of Scots Festival to provide working historical kitchens.
We are historical advisers and home economists for the TV and Film industry , providing research, display and edible food for on screen.
Over the last couple of years, due to COVID, we have only taken part in various online events and talks, the most recent being for Edinburgh University. You can hear the talk on our podcast.
We are now back doing live events, with our most recent being at Perth Museum and Art Gallery. You can read more about it HERE
Pep and Denise, The Time Travelling Cook
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We have a sister company called ThistleRose Photography and it is under this name that we take all the food and recipe photos that you see on our blog and newsletter.
Below is a small selection of our photos and you can find some of them for sale in either printed or digital format at ThisleRose Picfair shop