Outdoor Wild Cookery & Foraging

Outdoor Wild Cookery & Foraging

Sat 04 May 2013 – Sat 26 October 2013
£150 per person
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If you enjoy being experimental with your cookery and love the outdoors you will enjoy our wild cookery weekend. Alex and I both studied archaeology and have always had a passion for wild food and prehistoric cookery.

Over the weekend we will experiment with ancient ways of cooking. You will forage for greens during the day, cook a wild lunch and prepare an evening feast on Saturday night. Cookery techniques include fire side cookery, hot stones and pit cooking. The latter is a fantastic technique for cooking meat or slow stews. Two fires are lit, one in a stone lined pit and the other on a pile of smaller stones, the food is prepared in a cast iron dish or wrapped in dough and, once the fires have died down, placed in the pit and covered with the smaller hot stones and then earth or sods of turf. After about 4 hours you have the novel experience of digging up your deliciously slow cooked feast! You will also try outdoor bread baking and preparing clay baked fish.

If you would like to find out more please have a look at our blog.

We run 1 day courses on a Thursday & 2 day weekend courses. Courses run from April through to October.

Day courses start at 10am and finish about 8pm, (although we can alter this for younger families) £75 per adult, £35 per child.

All weekend courses are run from Saturday 10am - Sunday 4pm and include lunch on Saturday, a fireside supper on Saturday night and lunch on Sunday. You can choose to stay in a local B&B (we can recommend some great ones) or there is a very good camp site in Cannich (as recomended by Ray Mears!).

Please see our Day and Weekend Courses (Prehistoric Cookery) page for a full list of dates.

If we don't have any dates which suit you, please let us know and we can arrange a workshop just for you if there are 2 or more people.

Wild Risotto

Wild Risotto

Tipi for Eating In

Tipi for Eating In

Pit Cookery

Pit Cookery