Learn how to tame the fire and create delicious meals over wood. From foraging for fork. Just 30 mins from London.
There is absolutely nothing like the smell of the cooking outside in the open air. But there is barbecue cooking, and there is cooking over a proper fire, which is altogether more exciting, and distinctly primeval. If you want to learn to tame the flames join the experts, a group of food lovers, who like nothing more than bringing people together in the great outdoors.
Every menu they create, every supper they provide is centered around the flames.
WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT?
Nothing prissie about this experience. Based in Surrey, on a private estate, this experience is only a 30-minute train journey from the smoke to the smoke.
Your adventure begins with a foraging walk through the woods, where you will be gathering a selection of wild ingredients along the way. Learn to identify hedgerow edibles, before moving to the heart of the operations - the woodland kitchen.
There you will be building, lighting and vitally, keeping control of your fire, which will be your responsibility throughout the day. No pressure then. You will become the master of wood selection, and be taught various methods for sparking the flame.
Soon your fire will be crackling and you will move onto various cookery methods. Skillets, grilling, coal baking and hot smoking are all covered, so by the end of the day you will be thinking ‘feast’ rather than sausage ( although they are good too).
This course is not only about the cooking, but about spending time out of doors. Expect to go home, smelling of wood smoke, with plenty of food and, of course, fire in your belly.
THE ALL IMPORTANT DETAILS
- 6 hour cookery course (including 20 minute Foraging Walk)
- Harvest a range of wild ingredients
- Delicious lunch included with soft drink + tea and coffee and sweet treat on arrival
- Small groups max 12 guests
All ingredients and equipment will be provided
- Wood selection and fire management + Fire-lighting using natural tinder
- Create multiple dishes for you to enjoy on the day
- Digital recipe pack provided
- Events run Wednesday-Sunday throughout the year (excluding Jan/Feb) in Surrey
HOW DOES IT WORK?
All you have to do is pay for the gift experience you wish to purchase. We’ll send a voucher including booking information to you or directly to the recipient. You or your recipient needs to check the information on the voucher and book your experience date.