Bring out your inner Caveman. Spend a day in the woods learning the skills needed to create great food with fire.
Cooking with fire is an excitingly elemental skill that can produce great food in the outdoors. This course explores some of the many cooking techniques available to us when cooking with flames and coals. In our own private wood we teach you the skills needed for cooking with fire. The emphasis of this course is on using different techniques to create new and interesting meals outdoors.
There is a lot of cooking and eating on this course: Our morning snack, our lunch and an afternoon snack are all cooked using fire in different ways. You will be fully involved with the days’ activities using newly acquired skills to cook and build fires.
Building, lighting and controlling a cooking fire is crucial to creating delicious outdoor food and the course covers this in detail. We also look at different types of wood to burn for the ultimate outdoor food.
This course is designed to give you the confidence and skills to cook great meals and snacks when you are out in the countryside.
Cooking with fire is about heat, drama, excitement and ultimately delicious food, but safety and environmental awareness are vital and we will give you advice on all these things.
The course provides ideas and inspiration whether you are travelling light in the wilderness or you have access to kitchen equipment.
Course Tutors. Chris Bax, Rose Bax
Itineraries are subject to change.
"A belated thank you so much for a fantastic day out last Sunday on the Introduction to Foraging course. It was really interesting, fun and the food you made was all so delicious. Thank you for your dedication to sharing your immense knowledge, it was truly inspiring. We are going to make a fish smoker this weekend, and I have spent the week scanning lime trees in Ealing in case there are still some flowers left over!"
"First of all, a huge thanks for such a brilliant weekend. Calum and I had a really fun, eye opening and never to be forgotten couple of days. And then there was the food! Can't wait for this weekend to come so I can over in the forest and have a good forage!"
"Dear Chris, can’t thank you enough for a fantastic day at Swinton Park yesterday. It really was the best day. A morning foraging and identifying mushrooms, which I have always wanted to do, followed by a 4 course gastronomic meal, which, as a gastronaut, is one of my passions, is hard to top. You’ve set the bar high for any future days out."
"Just to say a big thank you for last weekend. I thoroughly enjoyed the course, your hospitality and the company of all of your other guests. What a great bunch of people and how easy it was to get on with everyone. In particular I felt I'd known the two of you for ages."