Foraging and Wild Food Cooking
with Carol Hunt
One day course 9.30am - 4pm
Foraging for wild food is continually increasing in popularity in the UK and Wild Edibles are often seen on menus in the Top London Restaurants. More and more people are no longer satisfied with just foraging black berries for their Fruit Crumble but are seeking further knowledge and skills in safely foraging and cooking wild foods.
Our out-door natural larder is full of exciting discoveries and experienced forager, Carol Hunt will take you on your own journey into the world of foraging. Carol has been foraging and cooking with Wild Food for many years, and is well known for her amazingly creative and delicious wild dishes.
Carol will guide you on your own wild food adventure from forage and preparation to sampling the tasty Wild Dishes you have cooked together. Our foraging course is held in our beautiful 100 acre woodland near Canterbury and the surrounding fields.
If you've ever wanted to learn the skills of foraging and how to identify wild plants then this is the course for you.
Woodland forage walk and Cook-Up
How to identify and harvest edible plants
Safety and best practice in foraging
Toxic areas and plants to avoid
How to prepare various wild plants
Which plants have to be cooked before consuming
Cook your foraged wild foods and create a tasty wild dish together.
Recommended field guides
Handouts and recipe sheets
Our foraging day will begin with introductions and a short talk about safety and best practice in foraging, along with a brief outline of the location and the types of plants/fungi or other edibles that we may hope to encounter while we're there.
Followed by a walk of approximately one and half hours (the walk may be longer, subject to terrain/habitat and the types of edibles that we are looking for) during which time we will identify and harvest edible plants etc., and other samples, and also identify and discuss any toxic plants we may find.
On our return to camp we will then pause for lunch, after which the group will spend some time preparing, cooking and finally sampling a wild food dish made from the ingredients we have gathered.
The day will close with our breaking and clearing camp, and a question and answer session.
Bringing the excitement of nature back in to your life!
This course is self catering so please bring packed lunch and bottle of water. Hot drinks will be provided.
Water and hot drinks are provided.
We will work under a large parachute if raining. There is a bush toilet for your use.
All cooking equipment will be provided, but please do bring along your own mug, cutlery and bowls/plates for the wild food meal we will prepare later in the afternoon.
Please do let us know if you have any allergies or specific dietary needs.
Do not bring baskets, bags or knives as these will be provided if required on the day.
Wear clothing that is appropriate for the conditions as we may be in rough terrain, very muddy areas or pushing through undergrowth. Sturdy waterproof boots, trousers (rather than shorts) and long sleeves will help to protect you from environmental hazards.
Any pocket guides you may have
Camera and notebook for recording information.
Mug, cutlery and bowls/plates
Camping Chair/stool Working gloves Packed lunch/drink Personal First Aid Kit
By train: We can collect from the local train station which is Aylesham or provide contact details of taxi company if arriving in Canterbury.
By car: Directions will be sent prior to the course. Please do not use post-code from website as this is our office address and not where course is held. There is car-parking space within the woodland.
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||£49 Per Person
||Saturday 17th May 2014(Places Available)|
Foraging and Wild Food Preperation £49 Per Person.