A day in the woods foraging for wild foods. On this seasonal course we will be focusing on edible fungi and their identification.
This course focuses on identifying different types of Fungi. We will look at the different habitats they grow in, their different shapes, spore prints, features and family groups. We will have a walk through the woods collecting and recording our finds and back at the barn learn how to go about identifying them.
After lunch we will venture out on another foraging mission for mushrooms and to look at any other useful seasonal wild foods. When we return to base we will cook up the edible mushrooms that we have found and give them a taste test.
The course fee includes lunch, which we will cook together using wild ingredients combined with some extras from the store cupboard.
"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."