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 💫 SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT 💫  On Sunday, 10th July, I'll be teaming up once more with Italian duo, Maurizio & Cinzia Bocchi, of the multi-award winning restaurant, La Locanda,  Gisburn, to celebrate Sapore d'estate - A Taste of Summer. 💫 This will be a unique opportunity to enjoy and experience a coastal foraging session, a 5 course evening dinner and of course, the fantastic wild and cultivated produce that Lancashire has to offer.  💫 Each dish will celebrate and incorporate the very best produce and wild foraged ingredients that Lancashire has to offer. 💫 Tickets are priced at: Foraging Experience & 5 Course Dinner: £140pp (10 tickets only) 💫 5 Course Dinner Only: £85pp 💫 More detailed information regarding the 2 options available and tickets for them are on the La Locanda website:  https://lalocanda.co.uk/sapore-destate-a-taste-of-summer/
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Hi. Due to a technical glitch regarding interface synchronicity over computer vs mobile display, I'm having to include upcoming dates on my Events page and as a separate post. Hopefully this issue will be resolved very soon. Sunday 29th:   Meadow, Hedgerow and Woodland Wild Foods. Leeds. 10am - 3pm. The warm and wetter weather is creating an explosion of wild edible profusion! As the spring season marches on, leading us into the early stages of summer, a whole new range of delightful, edible, drinkable and medicinal plants, flowers, herbs and fungi are joining the ranks of the spring abundance. This course will explore a wide range of seasonally available foraged foods. Features of the course will include; safe identification, cooking/preserving techniques, historical and modern applications, seasonality, habitat and feature the usual al fresco wild food picnic at the end of the course. Prices: Adults - £60pp. Children - £10. (8-16 yrs). Under 8's - Free To book email:   edible

Dandelion

I have very fond memories of gathering Dandelion leaves as a child in order to feed them to my pet rabbits, of picking the full flowers and racing around the local park, arms outstretched, imagining myself an airplane and using my thumbs to flick the flowerhead missiles clasped tightly in my hands. I remember picking the furry looking, globe-shaped seed heads, taking a deep breath and then exhaling fiercely in an attempt to magically synchronise the number of exhales with the time of day and of peeling the hollow stems, to see how many thin strips I could reduce it to while occasionally touching the very tip of my tongue to the white sap and then recoiling in humour-fuelled-horror at the extremely bitter flavour: happy days! I hope those of you reading this remember your early memories with dandelion?   As I grew older, my attention turned to more pressing, age-related activities, mischief and social norms and I slowly began to forget those days of simple, innocent play and wonder but,

Wild Food Course: Sunday 20th March. 2022

 Hi. I'm hosting my first wild food and foraging course of 2022 this Sunday, 20th March. 10am-2pm. This will be a great opportunity to familiarise yourselves with a range of early-season, wild edible plants, herbs & birch sap, offering a longer harvesting period for these delicious, free, wild food resources.  The course will start with us exploring a section of The Ridge, in Headingly, before gently ambling down the valley, to explore green spaces and corridors which will finally take us to Meanwood Park. It's here that we will culminate the course with a selection of wild food inspired dishes to nourish both body and soul. To combat the increasing prices of energy, food and fuel, I'm offering this course at a 50% saving on my usual course price, to ease the financial pressures being experienced by so many of us. If you wish to pay more, I'm happy with that 😊😊😊 Adults: £30pp. Children: £5 (10-16 yrs). Under 10's Free. To book a place email:  edible.leeds@gma

6 Course Wild Inspired Dinner

 💫 SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT 💫  I'm really excited about this one! On Saturday, 27th November, I'll be teaming up with Italian duo, Maurizio & Cinzia Bocchi, of the multi-award winning restaurant, La Locanda,  Gisburn, to celebrate Lancashire Day. 💫 This will be a unique opportunity to celebrate the fantastic produce that Lancashire has to offer.  💫 There are 10 places available for an exclusive Lancashire foraging event on the morning of the 27th with myself and Maurizio, exploring the wild abundance of the meadows and hedgerows.  💫 In the evening there will be a delicious 6 course menu cooked and presented by Maurizio and myself at La Locanda, in Gisburn. 💫 Each dish will celebrate and incorporate the very best produce and wild foraged ingredients that Lancashire has to offer. 💫 Tickets are priced at: Foraging Experience & 6 Course Dinner: £100pp (10 tickets only) 💫 6 Course Dinner Only: £65pp 💫 Tickets available here: https://lalocanda.co.uk/

Edible & Drinkable Trees. Sunday 16th May

  Sunday 16th: Edible & Useful Trees. Golden Acre Park. Leeds. 10am - 3pm. Do you know your Birch from your Rowan or your Oak from your Beech?  This course will introduce you to a range of  trees that can be utilised for food and drink.  We'll look at key identification features to aid accurate identification and explore and discuss which parts can be used and when. Trees open up a whole new world with regards to flavour profiles, culinary versatility and support our health and wellbeing.  If the idea of fermented leaf-teas, flavoured salts/sugars, cordials, alcohols, bitters, sorbets, ice-creams gets your brain cogs and juices flowing, all you need to do is book... Samples, tasters and mid-session interval snacks included in the price  Limited places available. Adults only £50.                                                                 To book email:  edible.leeds@gmail.com