Food and foraging experiences

Foraging for Salads

Foraging for Salads

Wild Flower Salads Wild Foods can go in to a vast range of dishes as you will see from our every increasing recipe section to this site. However some of my favourite meals that include foraged ingredients are, as always, the most simple ones. Using techniques where ingredients are processed and cooked very little –Continue Reading Foraging for Salads

Optimal Foraging Theory

Optimal Foraging Theory

Optimal foraging theory (OFT) is a model that helps predict how an animal behaves when searching for food. Although obtaining food provides the animal with energy, searching for and capturing the food require both energy and time. The animal wants to gain the most benefit (energy) for the lowest cost during foraging, so that it can maximizeContinue Reading Optimal Foraging Theory

What is Foraging?

What is Foraging?

What exactly is foraging? it’s a classic question that may be answered in a number of ways depending who you ask. All the beekeepers I’ve ever asked tell me that foraging is what the bees do when they go out looking for nectar and pollen. If you were to ask me I’d almost agree withContinue Reading What is Foraging?

Totally Wild Kitchen

Totally Wild Kitchen

I’m really happy to announce our first Totally Wild UK, wild food, kitchen is set to open in Macclesfield in February 2017. From here we can test new recipes out and cook up our well loved recipes in a clean and professional kitchen. The wild food kitchen will give us the opportunity to really getContinue Reading Totally Wild Kitchen

Foraging with Chefs

Foraging with Chefs

Wild Food has become a bit of a fad word within the chef world and I’m forever seeing it on cooking programmes, which, in one way, is absolutely brilliant because wild food is becoming more common and more normal to use, but in another way it worries me slightly that it is just becoming aContinue Reading Foraging with Chefs