The Wild Food Forager

Rated 4.86 out of 5 based on 14 customer ratings
(14 customer reviews)

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— This course is adaptable for vegans; just let us know when booking —

In our world of readily-available exotic and diverse fruits and vegetables from around the globe, many of us seem to overlook the abundance of natural wild produce all around us. Discover the full potential of wild food on your own doorstep.

In a culinary quest that takes you into meadows, hedgerows and woodlands, all teeming with edible plants, leaves, flowers, roots, nuts, berries and fungi. We’ll show you what to look for – and then we show you what to do with it. Nature will never look the same again!

Recipes we are likely to make include:

  • Wild Garlic and Cheese Scones
  • Wild Flower Ice Cream
  • Nettle Leaf Pasta
  • Dandelion Root Cake

Above recipes are subject to availability of ingredients.

See below for further information.

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Time and dietary info

Assemble at the Vegetarian Society Cookery School from 09.30am
10.00: Introductions
10.15: Plant ID games
10.45: Information/risk assessments covered
11.00: Out on the forage
13.00: Harvest wild food ingredients
13.45: Return to the cookery school have tea and re-cap
14.00: Begin cooking
14.30: Eat
14.45: Begin cooking
15.15: Eat
15.30: Cook dessert
15.45: Eat, debrief and re-cap

14 reviews for The Wild Food Forager

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    Well worth attending!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    Come along, it’s a great day out with a good bunch of people

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    Do it!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    I would say do it! The course was really well laid out, friendly and knowledgeable leader!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    This was the most enjoyable day, I learnt a lot!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5


    This was a brilliant and interesting course!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5


    I’ve gained a wealth of knowledge if edible plants, it’s well worth it!

  8. Rated 4 out of 5

    Andy P

    Course has given me a basis on which to explore further…

  9. Rated 4 out of 5

    Richard W

    You’ll be surprised at what you can eat on a daily walk in the wild near your home! Really enjoyed James’ knowledge and how it was explained

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sarah W

    Very knowledgeable trainer with a wealth of knowledge that he was eager to share – very approachable and tried to answer all questions

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ron S

    James is infectious about his subject. A great way to bring the outdoors alive… you’ll learn about the abundance on your doorstep

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sean A

    Informative & fun. Having tasters were key to understanding. You’ll be surprised by what you can eat in the wild.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sally G

    Very engagingly presented, knowledgeable tutor & being able to taste examples of cooked produce was brilliant.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bethany H

    Really enjoyable, learnt a lot

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