Bobby Burns is hoping Hearts have the right recipe for Edinburgh derby success this weekend after being compelled to discover ways to prepare dinner for himself in digs.
The Northern Ireland Under 21 international is drawing near the cease of his first full season as a professional because signing for the Jambos closing summer from Glenavon.
Like many younger gamers who arrive from different countries, he’s residing in digs with a nearby own family along teammate Alex Petkov.
While being sorted with the aid of hosts Maggie and Ronnie, Burns and Petkov have been compelled to cook dinner for themselves with their hosts in Australia at the moment.
“I’m with a circle of relatives, along Alex Petkov, who has been correct with me. “Me coming over and simply settling in, he’s been here a couple of years.
“The couple, Maggie and Ronnie, have been absolutely true hosts and helped me settle. But they’ve been in Australia the remaining month, so we’ve had to discover ways to cook dinner and easy, which has been interesting! I’m pretty surprised we haven’t had food poisoning!
“Who is the better prepare dinner? I think we’re each as terrible as every different!
“We’ve were given plenty better, just following recipes. A lot of hen and pasta. A hen risotto…we’ve had a few screw-ups!
“At the begin, I become quite terrible. Maggie did a few tutorials simply before she went to Australia, so I recognize the fundamentals. How to do pasta, rice, and spuds!
“To be truthful, we’ve each been cooking one at a time lately. We don’t agree with each different!
“When she changed into here, we’d always consume collectively. But now we’re cooking our personal because he loves hundreds of seafood, I like my chicken.
“It’s been a really suitable getting to know curve, on and off the pitch, gaining knowledge of to live away and be independent. Just having to pay your very own bills, your vehicle, gaining knowledge to cook dinner. I’ve learned loads from it.
“Hopefully I can take that existence experience into the subsequent season.”