Masterclass - VIP Series: Wild Food Cookery with Rachel de Thample

VIP Series: Wild Food Cookery with Rachel de Thample

Date and Time

Saturday 6th May 2017

11:00am - 4:30pm


£99 (£75 Concession)


Made In Hackney
Food For All Basement
3 Cazenove Road
N16 6PA

This a past event and is no longer avaliable.
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The Event

This Masterclass is part of our new 'VIP Series', working with chefs who are renowned in their field.

“Wild foods are incredibly delicious, sustainable and nourishing, as well as playing an important role in adopting a local, seasonal approach to eating.  I’ll share all I’ve learned about wild food, both in the field and the kitchen, and how it benefits your health, the soil, and wildlife.”

Rachel de Thample
Made In Hackney Ambassador, Author, Chef, Forager & Preserver

The class will include:

  •  A foraging walk to identify seasonal wild food (and sample tasters made with wild foods along the way)
  • How to identify and cook wild plants like alexanders, jack-by-the-hedge, hawthorn leaves and blossom, hop shoots, ramsons, sweet violet, wild lime leaves, lemon balm and more
  • Healthy, sugar-free preserving tips to help you capture seasonal, wild food gluts
  • Sampling wild food dishes such as Nettle & Hazelnut Gnocchi, Wild Asparagus with Sorrel Sauce, Pickled Elderberry Buds, Smoked Beetroot & Three-Cornered Leek Soup, Strawberry & Lemon Balm Sorbet, a Fermented Sparkling Dandelion & Ginger Drink, and teas made with foraged leaves and flowers
  • Tips on where and how to forage, the health benefits of wild foods, and how to incorporate them into your everyday meals
  • A delicious organic lunch and recipes to keep

Rachel de Thample has worked in the kitchens of Marco Pierre White, Heston Blumenthal and Peter Gordon. She is commissioning editor for Locavore magazine and teaches the preserve courses at River Cottage HQ in Devon. Rachel is the author of Less Meat, More Veg and FIVE, and has served as Commissioning Editor of Waitrose Food Illustrated and Head of Food for the pioneering organic box scheme Abel & Cole. She lives in Crystal Palace, London, where she has helped set up numerous local food initiatives, including the award-winning Crystal Palace Food Market.

Fee: £99* (£75 Concession) includes a delicious organic lunch
* This fee is used to fund our programme of free courses to vulnerable and low-income community groups

For information: / 020 8442 4266

Regretfully, the kitchen is not wheelchair accessible.