Wild Food Walk & Wild Gathered Lunch
This day will be a special interest day led by Christopher Robbins, medical herbalist, nutritionist & lover of wild plant food and lunch & cooking demonstration by the Cookery School team.
The day will begin with a wild-food walk in the beautiful Northend Valley near to Bath. The habitat has a marshy wildlife area and steep grasslands.
We hope to find to cook with wild mint, hog weed, burdock, wild garlic, nettles, elderflowers, sheep sorrel, ground elder, hedge mustard, alexanders & comfrey. What’s both edible and worth eating will be explored and samples brought back to the kitchen to cook for lunch. Many wild plants were also used as medicines. We will discuss the health value of the wild plant recipes and also suggest excellent medicinal plants that we might consider including in our daily meals!
For lunch we will show you how to cook comfrey and nettle fritters, wild garlic soup topped with a wild leaf & hazelnut pesto, a nettle & local Ewes cheese souffle with a salad of hedge mustard, oxalis, salad burnet, sheeps sorrel, violets & red clover & to finish perfumed eldeflower fritters.
We will start at 9.30am for the morning wild-food walk, back to the cookery school for a wild inspired lunch with cookery demonstration on how to cook our foraged plants and time for questions. A recipe and information pack to take home. Finish at 2.30pm.