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Foraging & Wild Cookery (One Day)

Joanna Ruminska, foraging and wild cookery tutor at Exeter Cookery School
Discover the art of foraging and wild cooking on this one day foraging and wild cooking course at Exeter Cookery School
Discover wild food in Devon on this one day foraging and wild cooking course at Exeter Cookery School
Learn how to identify and cook a variety of seasonal wild ingredients with Joanna Ruminska
Foraging and Wild Cookery Course

ONE DAY COURSE (9.30am - 4.30pm)

Only £145.00 per person


This fascinating one-day course will give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to forage, source and cook wild seasonal ingredients.


Head out with professional forager, Joanna Ruminska, on a unique experience discovering the local bounty around Exeter’s wild spaces.


In the morning:

In the morning Joanna will lead you from the cookery school, down the canal to forage a variety of seasonal produce. You will then bring it back to the cookery school and cook it up for lunch.


If the weather’s kind, you’ll even get to do a bit of cooking and have a light picnic lunch ‘in the field’. However, we can't garantee the weather (if only!), so be prepared for rain and bring waterproof clothing and stout shoes or walking boots.


Identifying edible species:

You'll learn how to identify each edible species and will receive tips on avoiding potentially inedible look-a-likes. You’ll gain an insight into how seasonally foraged ingredients can be used in a variety of recipes and dishes at home.


Walk on the Wild side

During your walk, you'll also be tasting a range of pre-made wild preserves to get your taste buds tingling and cook’s engine turning.


Expect to try things like wild jams, chutneys, ketchup, infused spirits, salt pickled greens, wild vinegar dressings, and much more.


In the afternoon:

After lunch, you’ll be back at Exeter Cookery School cooking with more 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 some delicious dishes for everyone to enjoy.


At the end of the day, you will be given not only a list of everything you foraged, but also recipe cards and a recipe pack for everything you cooked up during the course.


For more information about Joanna Ruminska, visit her chef profile page.

Techniques learnt:

  • Foraging
  • Identifying edible species
  • Seasonal cooking
  • Sorting, cleaning, chopping, boiling and baking wild ingredients
  • Creating a seasonal meal from foraged ingredients