Why not take a look at what people are saying about Taste the Wild

Below is a selection of some of the lovely emails we have received over the last couple of years.

Why not take a look at what people are saying about Taste the Wild

Below is a selection of some of the lovely emails we have received over the last couple of years.

Why not take a look at what people are saying about Taste the Wild


Why not take a look at what people are saying about Taste the Wild

All I can say is WOW!!! Thank you so much Chris and Rose, for all that you have given on your cooking with fire course today. This is honestly the best course I have ever attended and I can’t wait now for the other two courses I have booked with you…


Thank you so much Chris and Rose for a brilliant day last Saturday. We all thoroughly enjoyed our day mushroom foraging and would recommend your courses to anyone who would like to try something different. Great fun, very informative and lovely food as well the only problem now is our dog walks take three times longer as we concentrate on searching the ground for mushrooms!

Sue and Dave

Thank you Chris and Rose for a fantastic day, really enjoyed it and will certainly change my dog walks in our local woods for the next week or so!


What a brilliant day. Enjoyed everyone’s company. Chris & Rose’s great knowledge & cooking skills made for a totally wonderful experience. Will definitely be looking to do another course next year.


I’ve been baking ever since the course. Learned so much from Tom. It was a great day!


A great day… Great pizzas. Great incentive to build our own. Thanks Chris and Rose. Just recruiting friends for ‘cob’ercise party.


Thanks for a really great day. So well presented and informative. The time just flew by . Looking forward to collecting some edibles on our next walk and hope we can come back to your woods in a different season

Paul and Anne

Fab day. Really enjoyed it. Perfect birthday present from hubby. Can’t wait to teach my kids things I learnt. Thanks guys for making it a lovely day.


Thank you so much for your knowledge, hospitality and shared culinary treats today guys. Had such an amazing time and we’ll be back before too long to do another course!! I would love to do the coastal course I’ve decided and think I’ll be asking Santa in advance for a special treat this year for next ;). I’m also spreading the word in the hope that we can see you again with more friends/and family

Aimee Bear

Big thanks to Chris & Rose. Two of the nicest people you could hope to meet. Learnt lots in a lovely location. Highly recommend.


Hi Chris and Rose. Thank you for an absolutely fantastic grand day out. I genuinely cannot recall a more amazing day full of fun, information and exciting new experiences. I came home feeling exhilarated and content and a trifle wind burned. The foraging was first class and the food was incredible and the company was friendly and congenial . Your knowledge and expertise was phenomenal and your method of transferring a small fraction of that to a novice forager was brilliant. I’ve just made a lovely crab risotto with crab from Staithes and flavoured with the Sweet Cicely you gave me. Thank you again

Jane “The Winkler”

Many thanks to Chris and Rose for yesterday’s coastal foraging course. Your combined knowledge at being able to identify edible seaweed and plants was such a joy. We have learnt so much and it will be fun going on walks and knowing we can collect ‘food’ from the seashore and fields. Made my court bouillon with some of the collected seaweed and cooked our lobster in it. Thoroughly enjoyed our day and would recommend it to everyone…..you will be surprised at what you can learn!! Thanks again.

Rowan and Ziya

A fantastic day – in every way. Knowledge disseminated, guidance given, lovely food made, sunshine shone, dabbling in rock-pools just as I did 40 (cough cough … 50) years ago – with just as much pleasure! Thank you Chris and Rose!


Another amazing day with so many new things to find and learn about on the East coast shore, all different from those on last week’s West coast course.. Staithes is such a lovely location too.Glad we decided to have an extra night, we’ll be back to see you , learn more ,and visit more of Yorkshire again next year. Many , many thanks for 2 great days out.

Fiona Phillips

“Hugely enjoyable day – and itching to get going on our own batch soon!”

Mark Jones

It was lovely to meet you both yesterday and thank you for running your excellent cider course. I really enjoyed the day and the company. Having had a bash at cider making last year, I learnt a great deal more, and both Cameron and Steve provided much needed knowledge in good time for this year’s batch


Thank you for such an enjoyable, informative and excellent day

All three of us came away with the same contented feeling

it was made so good by the fact that there were such nice people on the course

but mainly due to way you both ran it with such a relaxed and caring way

Andrew, Chris & Beth

Thank you so much for letting me accompany you on the first part of your course yesterday. I really did enjoy it and was most grateful that occasionally we stood (I sat of course) and listened to your and Rose’s explanation of seaweeds (all edible but not necessarily delicious) winkles, limpets, crabs, lobsters and all thinks pertaining to the sea. As You know I was taken back to the car but my master tells me lunch was very tasty and much enjoyed by all. He also tells me that the afternoon was equally erudite and interesting. When he got home he could not stop talking about it to the mistress. Thought it was one of the best Christmas presents he had ever had. They are now looking at your mushroom course.
I also thought the whole group was a great group. All interested, asked good questions except for the master of course who is a little slow on the uptake at times. They were all knowledgeable and came to learn more.
Thank you for an excellent day, oh and the master thanks you as well!

Piper the dog (and Albert)


Just a quick not to say thanks again for making Saturday’s course so enjoyable. We both had a really good day and found the course informative and educational, but also really good fun too.

We very much enjoyed meeting you both, and hope you continue to enjoy the success you undoubtedly deserve.

Phil and Sallie

I would like to thank you for the excellent day Trace and I had on Sunday. Your course was the perfect mix of informative , interesting and inspiring. Lunch was delicious as well. Thank you for taking the care to make it dairy free for me. We had a fabulous time and hope to see you again on another course.

Clare and Trace

Thank you very much for a fantastic Cooking with Fire course last Sunday. It was brilliant – I learnt loads, had great fun and the results were really delicious!


Just got home from Yorkshire, would just like to thank your good selves for the fantastic day my friend Derek and myself spent with you building a cob oven! It was a truly fascinating experience and the pizzas were wonderful! I would not hesitate in recommending ‘taste the wild’ to anybody looking for something different to do. Many thanks and good luck for the future, you are lovely hosts and deserve every success in your ventures.


I wanted to thank you for inviting me to the coastal foraging course. I enjoyed it enormously, I really had a great time. Waking on the beach isn’t going to be the same ever again! Thank you. Take care and keep up good work. It was truly inspirational.


Chris, your clay oven building course was brill. You explained yourself well and encompassed all our group, both physical and mentally. You have now inspired me to find other people and places that could benefit from the experience of constructing an oven and enjoying cooking in the oven.


Thank you so much for the fantastic foraging day last Sunday. It was an inspired birthday present from my sister. I thought I knew quite a lot about plants but I learned masses and loved smoking the trout for lunch and learning how to fillet a fish. Have had a look at your blog and definitely going to try the Meadowsweet creme brulee soon. Was great to meet you and I hope our paths cross again.


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!


What a fantastic course and few days in Staithes. Your hard work, skill, knowledge and enthusiasm were all evident and much appreciated by all of us. Many thanks for looking after us so well. We will without doubt recommend you to others, confident they will enjoy it as much as we all did.


I had the most fantastic time this weekend on the Vegetarian Wild Food weekend and wanted to thank you guys for a fun, informative and healthy weekend. I came away enthused and excited and my wife in the end had to tell me to shut up as it was obvious I was over excited.

Chris – your food was excellent! I’m not much of a ‘foody’ but I came back inspired to start cooking again.

Rose – I love your woodland and what you have done with it regards the planting schemes, environmentally sensitive controls and sculptures. I’ve picked up some good ideas I hope to do at our hut.

Though I do live 140 miles away if you ever need any assistance please do not hesitate to call me. I will recommend your courses to my colleagues ‘in the trade’.

Keep up the good work and I hope to meet again one day.

May your journey through life provide health and most benefit.


Thanks ever so much for a really enjoyable day on Saturday. Really learnt a lot and also thoroughly enjoyed the day. Well balanced and very informative and very much hands on as well. Excellent!


Had a great day yesterday. Many thanks. Shall want to book on other courses next year if any vacancies exist! When is it possible to book? Would be particularly keen to do the coastal foraging and another foraging in the autumn time.

Best wishes. You’ve got a great thing going. I shall be recommending you to many others!


We just wanted to drop you a quick email to say thank you for the best weekend ever! We’re already putting our learning into practice, and making our own pontak sauce!

Just when you thought you’d got rid of us, we’ve rebooked for the vegetarian foraging course in May, and a couple of our friends will also be coming too. We’ll bring along some of our homemade mead for you to try, so something to look forward to there!


I wanted to drop you a line to say a HUGE thank you to you, Paul and Greg for all your hard work on the  event.

I thought the content and format were great and worked very well, as did the client. The bush tucker trial was a fab addition… we better get our thinking caps on for next year!

Eventuality Events

Thank you very much for an absolutely fantastic day. Despite the heads up from yourselves that the mushrooms may not be about we found some. Your hospitality and professionalism was without a doubt second to none and I have learnt so much in a very friendly and informative atmosphere. And the food well what can I say hats off to the chef this was just what the doctor ordered.

Thank you for a great day, great food and above all great company.


Thanks so much from all the team – yesterday was a great success and several of them have appeared in the office this morning with their willow sculptures to show their colleagues. We all had a fabulous time and the prizes are all on display in the office kitchen area!

Many thanks to you and all your team for their hard work in making yesterday such a success for us.

Buying Group

Hi Chris, I hope you have recovered from last week and got back ok on Thursday. Many thanks to you for the foraging element of the treasure hunt – it was so refreshing to have a new aspect to the TH and our main client said it was his favourite element of the afternoon. It was great working with you and nothing seemed to be a problem!

Boden we’re extremely happy with the event and called it a ‘triumph’. We’re looking forward to hopefully working with you in the near future.

Eventuality Events

A quick e-mail to thank you both for such an interesting day on Saturday. We were a bit worried about what to expect from the day, but it turned out to be very friendly, informative and tasty! (particularly the end of day tasting session). Now we have started to look out for free food we can’t believe just how much there is literally right on our doorstep. Hope to see you both again before too long; having enjoyed ourselves so much we’ve now got our eyes on the course at Staithes.

Allan & Pat

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.