Autumn is fungi season so this is the best time to forage for edible mushrooms. Spend a day in the woods learning to find, identify and prepare edible plants, seeds, nuts, flowers and fungi that grow wild at this bountiful time of year.
Foraging with James Wood will give you a great insight into the wealth of seasonal wild foods available in the British countryside. James is seen as one of the UK’s top wildfood and foraging experts and he is on a mission to share his knowledge and show that wild food is something we can all forage, prepare and enjoy.
New for this year – Autumn winemaking. September is the month when the hedgerow bears it fruity goodness and we start the course foraging for berries, hips and haws along the edges of our wood. Then everyone will start off their own 2 litres of Elderberry fizz under the direction of Taste the wild’s co-founder … Continued
Discover the wide variety of edible seaweeds, shellfish and plants on the beautiful Yorkshire coast. Forage in pools and gullies and around the pretty village of Robin Hood’s Bay. Lunch is in ‘Tea, Toast and Post’ Café by the slipway. It will be cooked with local and foraged ingredients and there will be dessert and hot drinks too.
Our one day cider making course is a day of immersion in to the world of cider: chopping, pressing, brewing and bottling.
Learn how to plan and build your own earth oven, from the importance of the dimensions to the mix of the cob. On this course we will build an earth oven in the woods and cook pizza in an existing oven in the barn.
This one day course is an introduction in to the world of wild medicinal plants. You wouldn’t believe they have so many healing qualities. Medical Herbalist Sarah Hughes teaches some great wild first aid and how to use wild plants to maintain a healthy body too.
Discover the wide variety of edible seaweeds, shellfish and plants on the beautiful Yorkshire coast. Forage in pools and gullies and around the pretty village of Staithes. Lunch is cooked from local and foraged ingredients.
Learn the skills needed to skin and carefully butcher a deer. Our expert tutors will take you through the stages needed to turn the whole animal into joints, mince and sausages. Everyone can take part and there will be a venison joint and some sausages for all to take home.
Learn the artisan skills needed to create the most delicious bread. You will learn to make Sour Dough, Ciabatta, Foccacia, and many other styles. Baking will be in our wood fired earth oven in which you will also cook pizza for lunch. Prepare to be inspired Tom Baker knows his stuff.
Bring out your inner Caveman: The Cooking with Fire course will give you the knowledge to cook all sorts of food from snacks to impressive dinners using wood fires. We will give you the rules of successful fire building and the trick of getting it to light first time!
A day in the woods foraging for wild foods. On this seasonal course we will be focusing on edible fungi and their identification. We will cook the edible Wild Mushrooms that we find for you to taste.
A ‘hands on’ day using the ancient skill of food smoking to create arrange of delicious products, from traditional smoked salmon to the more unusual items like smoked popcorn and smoked olive oil. The day will cover both hot and cold smoking as well as pre-curing and salting.
Our one day foraging course will give you a fascinating insight into the best wild foods of the season. Throughout the year we find wild salads and edible greens, forage for flowers, herbs and wild berries, pick hedgerow fruit and prepare wild game.