Nettle soup

RHS Flower Show Tatton Park Cooking Demo – July 2016

I love being included in the RHS Flower Shows Feast Theatre when they take over the fields at Tatton Park, we have a proper stage, head sets and TV’s – it’s like being on a live version of Sunday Brunch. I imagine to some it could seem really stressful but I like to prepare very little, cook simple food with delicious wild ingredients and generally have a good time. I feel like the more I have fun whilst cooking the more an audience can get excited about cooking with wild foods as well. Of course I don’t have the time to go in to a huge amount of detail about the wild ingredients we’re using, but that’s fine because anyone who’s interested in that can stay after and ask questions or join me on a days foraging adventure.

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I’d love to do more live cooking in the future and get more people intreagued in the potential uses wild food can play in our daily diets. I will be back there again next year cooking up tasty meals!

Through this weekend I decided to cook a starter, main and dessert over the three days we were on stage:

Starter: Classic Nettle Soup

Nettle Soup

Main: Nettle Pasta with Wild Greens and Sardines

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Dessert: Roasted Dandelion Root Coffee Cake

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