Join wild food specialist Lisa Cutcliffe of Edulis for a full-on day of foraging and cooking with our finds, plus a vibrant lunch full of wild goodness and inspiration for using foraged foods in your everyday meals.
It’s a day of two halves – in the morning, we’ll go on a foraging expedition to gather ingredients for our recipes. We’ll introduce you to wild foods available in May and show you just how many wonderful nutritious and delicious ingredients grow right on our doorstep!
Then back at the cooking school, we’ll have a light lunch together, then we’ll prepare recipes using our foraged finds, as well as plenty of other interesting plants, fungi and seaweeds from nature’s larder Lisa will bring along for you to play with and taste.
Then back at the cooking school, we’ll learn how to prepare sweet and savoury dishes using our foraged finds as well as other interesting plants, fungi and seaweeds from nature’s larder. Learn to make fresh hand-made cheese (see picture above), butter a wild meat or vegetarian pie and a desert. We’ll end the day with fragrant foraged teas and tasting our culinary creations. You can also take your delicious wild dishes home for dinner!
Please note their will be some changes/updates to the plan of this day shortly to fit in with the season.
The exact menu for the day will be decided nearer the time. To give you an idea here’s some example recipes from previous & planned courses:
The menu will be suitable for vegetarians, as well as people who enjoy wild meats (such as venison, pheasant, wood pigeon, rabbit) for each recipe there will be a choice to include meats or not.
Free, organic, nutritious, local, seasonal food at its best!
Our morning forage on the cooking day Sunday 7 May is mainly to learn how to positively identify and collect specific ingredients for our recipes in the afternoon.
If you wish to have a broader introduction to all wild foods and foraging, Lisa’s also running a longer (5-hour) foraging course in the Leeds area on Saturday 6 May, the day before the cooking class, covering far more species and going into greater depth on the abundance of wild wonders spring brings us, even in the heart of the city.
So if you fancy making an immersive weekend of it, you could consider doing both days!
For more information on Lisa full foraging day courses, and booking instructions, visit www.eduliswildfood.co.uk/courses
Writer Jen Chillingsworth of littlebirdie describes her experience on Lisa’s forage & cook day last July along with some of her beautiful photographs:
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