Tripe Marketing Board chairman Sir Norman Wrassle has accepted an invitation from the Mayor of the municipality of Skiathos in the Greek region of the Sporades to undertake a short fact-finding visit in August 2015. Sir Norman said he would be interested to find out whether the current Greek economic crisis had impacted favourably on sales of tripe in the region.
In July, Sir Norman will be addressing the 45th biennial congress of the Lancashire Association of Townswomen's Guild on the cultural impact of tripe. He is expected to use the occasion to launch the TMB's eagerly-awaited publication, A Brief History of Tripe.
Sir Norman has also accepted an invitation to appear as a guest on KCRW's Good Food show, on a date yet to be determined.