After meeting with the Vegetarian Society a number of times I’m really excited that we’ve arranged to run a number of wild food foraging and cookery classes from their site in Cheshire over the coming years. It promises to be great and I absolutely love working with cookery schools – we get the opportunity as a group to use our wild food harvest to create tasty meals that participants can actually imagine themselves cooking at home.
Before getting the gig – so to speak – I was asked to come down to the cookery school and demonstrate a range of wild food inspired dishes that we might cook up on one of our courses there. I decided to focus on a simple wild food ingredient that pretty much everyone can safely identify, because we’d be lying if we said we’ve not all be stung by one at some time. That’s right ‘Stinging Nettles’ – when it comes to food this plant is actually surprisingly versatile and through the session we used it to create everything from smoothies to purees, wilted mash, bread and even lattes (and we barely even touched the surface of things you could make with it)
Our courses will be on their site very soon: Vegetarian Society Site