Venture out with professional forager James Wood on a unique experience around the beautiful grounds of Welbeck Estate. This one-day course will give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to source and cook confidently with wild seasonal ingredients.
Armed with your forager’s basket, following a breakfast of wild teas and coffee with scones and wild jams, you will head out with James to discover the vast array of wild edible species that can be found on the Estate. James will first teach you how to accurately identify each species, including tips on avoiding potential look-alikes, and share his insight into how seasonal foraged ingredients can be used in a variety of recipes and dishes.
You will then take on the role of the forager, harvesting a range of wild and fresh ingredients. And because we know foraging is hungry and thirsty work you’ll also have the chance to enjoy a selection of pre-made wild food tasters, from jams to pickles, syrups, chutneys, cordials, alcohol infusions and salt pickles.
The afternoon session, back at the School, will be dedicated to cooking with the wild ingredients you’ve found. You will be guided through the process of sorting, cleaning, chopping, boiling, baking and mixing your wild ingredients to create a delicious seasonal meal for the whole group to enjoy.
At the end of the course you will be provided with basic foraging information and the recipes from the day. Refreshments will be provided throughout the day.
Please wear suitable clothing for the weather conditions and remember to bring a note pad if you’d like to take notes and a camera if you’d like to take pictures.