We are surrounded by wild food all the time.
All we need to do is recognise it.
Fungi Foraging Walk, Galloway
27 August 2016A guided forage exploring the fascinating world of wild fungi. Enjoy a wild cook-in of our finds in the forest afterwards.
Fungi Foraging Walk, Lake District
10 September 2016A guided forage exploring the fascinating world of wild fungi with a leading wild food educator. Enjoy a wild cook-in of our finds in the forest afterwards.
Autumn Fungi & Wild Food Foraging Walk, Dunbeath, Caithness
1 October 2016October is a great time for fungi, fruits and seeds in Northern Scotland and this event is designed to provide a grounding in identification, responsible harvesting, cooking and preservation. Over the course of about 1.5 miles of easy walking over 3 hours we will explore the full range of the wild larder of Scotland's wild north.
Seasonal Tips from Mark
Chanterelle - Identification, distribution & edibility.It can feel like finding the mythical pot of gold at the end of a rainbow when you come across a cluster of these beautiful mushrooms on a shady woodland floor. They are the most widely commercially harvested wild fungi in Scotland, loving our damp, mild climate and extensive birch and beech woodlands and are highly esteemed by chefs.
Cooking "Sous Weed"I get a little troubled by the excess of sous vide cooking in modern gastronomy. Do we really want so much of our food to be swaddled in plastic? Why not instead use the natural seasoning, umami-giving, nutrient-rich and moisture retaining properties of seaweeds?
Sea Aster - Identification, Edibility, DistributionSea aster is one of many gastronomic delights you can gather easily and sustainably on the salty water margin. It hangs out with other stars of the wild food world like Marsh samphire, sea purslane, sea arrowgrass, sea plantain, annual sea blight, scurvy grass and orache and i'm pretty envious of the sheep that get to graze these delicacies.