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It's late November and although all my organised forays are over for the season, there are still numerous edible species out there to hunt for. Alas this autumn has been as much about politics as it has about foraging, with The Forestry Commission in Hampshire announcing a full ban on picking and then doing something of […] Read More

Big cities like London; magical, vibrant and eclectic environments in which to exist. Perhaps the reason so many of us choose to spend so much time living and working in them, although the flip side to all this wonderful humanity, squashed in together, is never more evident, than come winter time. A hot, packed ride on […] Read More

It's early November now and not too late to get out of the city and look for some tasty edible mushrooms. I love Antonio Carluccio's poetic description of mushroom hunting..he calls it "The Quiet Hunt" and this is a task best undertaken with an experienced guide to help you sort the delicious from the deadly. […] Read More

The more time I devote ( waste, give, spend...you decide) to the wonderful world of foraging, the more diverse the directions it leads me off in. Foraging is such an amazing mix of so many topics; wild food, herbal medicine, gastronomy, survival, nutrition, botany, history, sociology, ecology, sustainability and on and on. Just like hunting […] Read More

For this month's blog, I have gathered together some brilliant and original wild food ideas... from Scottish foraged sushi to a Southern Indian "nightshade" curry, with recipes generously provided by my foraging peers from as close to home as Hampshire's New Forest and as far away as New York State. That's one of the best things […] Read More

It's a lovely month January, a wonderful time in every way and my absolute favourite part of the year! Did that sound convincing? I hope so.....Really though, it can be quite a tough time of year but rather than focusing on the negatives I'd like to suggest a few things to help pass the time […] Read More

  My grammar  is probably incorrect but the sentiment is true. I bloody love it! Autumn in the woods; that slight chill in the air and a mission to find some elusive and wonderful foods that have been hiding all year.  Carluccio calls it "the quiet hunt" and when I'm not running a course and therefore talking […] Read More

I bloody love mushroom hunting!

I'm sure it's not correct grammar but it's true. I bloody love it!  Autumn in the woods; that slight chill in the air and a mission to find some elusive and wonderful foods that have been hiding all year.  Carluccio calls it "the quiet hunt" and when I'm not running a course and therefore talking my way […] Read More