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Wild Food Foraging Courses & Events 2017


August

Saturday 26th - Monday 28th. I'll be hosting short foraging walks and talks at the Great British Food Festival at Bowood House in Wiltshire.

September 

Saturday 9th. Fungi Foray. 12 - 4pm. Leeds area. An exploration of all things fungi, edible, medicinal, useful and toxic. Discover the integral and various roles that fungi play within the natural world amn dlearn how to safely identify, preserve and cook with them. Includes wild tasty treats and an alfresco cook up of our finds. I'll also bring along a range of mushroom based products for sampling on the day; ketchup, soy, booze, extracts etc...  Adults £30. Children £10. Under 8's free. Location will be confirmed 2 days prior to walk as I will be checking several sites in order to find the best one... To book email: edible.leeds@gmail.com or call Craig on 07899752447

Sunday 17th. Hedgerow Potions, Preserves and Elixirs at Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh. More info and booking available here: https://www.jupiterartland.org/whats-on/hedgerow-preserves-potions-elixirs 

Saturday 30th. Autumn Hedgerow Harvest. An exploration of the hidden hedgerow.

Sunday 1st. Fungi Foray. Swinsty Reservoir. 10am - 2pm. 
An exploration of all things fungi, edible, medicinal, useful and toxic. Discover the integral and various roles that fungi play within the natural world at this superb site for fungal diversity. On the day you will learn how to safely identify a range of key fungi species and how to place them into families and how to preserve and cook with them. Includes wild tasty treats and an alfresco cook up of our finds. I'll also bring along a range of mushroom based products for sampling on the day; ketchup, soy, booze, extracts etc...
Adults £35. Children £10. Under 8's free.
To book email: edible.leeds@gmail.com or call Craig on 07899752447

October

Sunday 8th. I'll be in Ireland hosting a fungi foraging event alongside Irelands top mycologist and mycophagist, Bill O'Dea. You can read about Bill and view his website Mushroomstuff here: https://mushroomstuff.com/about/ The event details I'll be hosting alongside are here: http://mushroomstuff.tictail.com/product/copy-of-mushroom-hunt-at-killruddery-house-on-sunday-october-9nd-at-930am I'm really looking forward to this and feel very honoured and privileged to be asked to be a part of this event. I hope some of you can join us.

Saturday 21st. Private Event.



Sunday 22nd. Fungi Foray. Swinsty Reservoir. 10am - 2pm. An exploration of the fungi kingdom. We will look at a range of edible, medicinal, toxic and useful species. On the day you will learn how to safely identify a range of fungi and place them in their respective families, discuss the wider roles they play in  nature and how to cook and preserve them. Swinsty is home to a rich tapestry of wild fungi and an excellent location to explore their wide varieties. Includes wild tasty treats and a cook up. Adults only £35pp. To book email: edible.leeds@gmail.com or call 07899752447

Sunday 29th. The Magic of Fungi: An autumn fungi foray followed by a sit down 3 course meal at Salvos Salumeria in Headingley. The day will begin with a 3-4 hour fungi foray at a secret location where we will look at a range of edible, medicinal, useful, bizarre, beautiful and toxic wild fungi. There will then be time to get changed before reconvening at Salvos Salumaeria where you will be treated to a 3 course wild mushroom dinner. Booking will be via a Salvos publicity about this event but you can pre-book by emailing: edible.leeds@gmail.com if you would like to. We expect (and hope) this event to sell out fast. Price is £50pp and includes the walk and meal. To view more events including the Mondo Piccolo series visit: http://www.salvos.co.uk/

November 

Thursday 2nd. Introduction To Food Preservation. Salvos Salumeria, Leeds. 7pm - 9.15pm All about preserving. Before the advent of fridges, freezers, tins and preservatives, how would you have preserved your food for longer storage? This workshop will focus on various techniques employed globally to preserve food, we will even step back in time to a period before sugar imports came to the UK shores. Interesting, inspiring and stimulating with tasters and a practical demo. £25pp. To book email: edible.leeds@gmail.com or call 07899752447

Saturday 4th. Cooking With Wild Foods. Leeds. 10am - 4pm. Faced with such a huge array of delightful wild ingredients out there it's tricky to know what to do and make with them. This full day workshop will focus on precisely this. The day will begin with a 3 hour forage where we will collectively gather a range of wild edible ingredients (discussing safe identification as we go along), we will then head back to a venue where we will collectively prepare and cook a range of dishes before settling down to eat. I will bring along some wild meats and a range of my wild crafted products for incorporating in the meal, along with some quirky but delicious extras ie boozed and infused products, perfect for those with a sense of culinary adventure and curiosity...
Various recipes can be viewed my website: https://edible-leeds.blogspot.co.uk/                                      and my photo gallery on Edible Leeds facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EdibleLeeds/ this will give some idea of what you might expect on the day. £60pp To book email: edible.leeds@gmail.com or call Craig on 07899752447.

Saturday 18th. The Magic of Food Preservation. Salvos Salumeria, Leeds. 10am - 5pm. A follow up and more in-depth and hands on workshop exploring preservation techniques. On the day we will look at and make a range of ferments and preserves including lacto-ferment/s, syrups, kombucha. Preservation techniques such as lacto-fermenting are ancient and this was one way of preserving foods, wild and cultivated, for longer term storage. Many of these products were prolific in beneficial and health boosting bacterias (something we seem to have forgotten in these modern times), they were the original probiotics: maintain a healthy gut and you will have good health. Participants will take home a lacto-ferment/kimchi/syrup/kombucha each and enough confidence and knowledge to carry on producing at home... All equipment and a sit down lunch at Salvos included in the price. £65. To book email: edible.leeds@gmail.com or call 07899752447 Lunch options will be available to view soon.

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