Nothing excites and intimidates novice foragers quite like fungi. This article unpicks this fascinating, often scary, but ultimately very rewarding world, by presenting a structure around which novice and intermediate fungi foragers may advance their understanding of fungi lifecycle, learn to recognise important mushroom families, develop mindful foraging techniques, and feel safe in the process.
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?
I’m sure many people already make pesto with wild garlic. The internet is awash with recipes, and really doesn’t need yet another. But I get asked a lot by people on my guided walks for my recipe that i’ve tweaked and refined down the years using only Scottish ingredients, i so thought it was time to share…
All you need to know to get you started foraging for edible seaweeds. Includes distribution charts, nutritional information, harvesting strategies, recipe ideas and an in depth guide to the most rewarding species.
The wracks make up most of the green-brown mat that lies in the high to mid tidal range, and as such, are most commonly encountered by the average coastal explorer. Although each has some interesting culinary uses, they are mostly responsible for the poor image of seaweed as a food source that pervades the UK.