BBC cookery star Josie calls on city businesses for pop-up backing
BRITAIN’S Best Home Cook contestant Josie Popera has called on Glasgow businesses who are willing to host her as a pop-up trader.
The bank worker from Dennistoun flew the flag for Scotland on BBC1’s new cookery show which sees its series finale tonight.
Despite having left the competition in week three, the 37-year-old has big ambitions for the future.
Looking back on her time in the contest, Josie told the Evening Times: “I shied away and put myself down a wee bit. I’ve stopped doing that now.
“My biggest mistake was not believing in myself and not being assertive. I should have walked into that contest knowing why I was there.
“I wouldn’t change much. I’d probably be less nervous. My nerves got the better of me. When I’m calm and collected, I’m really strong.
“But I felt like my nerves put me in a bad place.
“I’ll definitely be keeping in touch with all the other contestants.
“We’re like family and speak frequently. A reunion dinner will be on the cards.”
She added: “I’m still Josie from Dennie, but I want to encourage other home cooks like me. You might see me frequently on YouTube.”
In a call to the city’s businesses, she said: “If anyone in Glasgow wants to try my cooking and wants to invite me into their kitchen, get in touch.”