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.
"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!"
"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."
"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"
"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 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!"
"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!"