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Feast from the forest: foraging and cookery class

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New Forest Folk Festival


SO51 6EE

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Feast from the forest: foraging and cookery class

For ages 6 plus

Enjoy a two hour walk around the grounds and discover all the goodies in natures larder. We will cover plant and tree identification and discuss their uses both past and present. When we arrive back at camp you will be treated to a feast of dishes all of which include wild seasonable food. Here is a sample menu:

  • • Smoked salmon with wild horseradish and tomato dressing crostini

  • • Nettle and sorrel pesto crostini

  • • Wild mushroom consommé with chilli truffle oil and hazelnut and porcini pesto


  • Fire roasted rainbow trout stuffed with 3 crop wild fennel, chilli and coriander

  • • Dutch oven roasted rosemary and garlic beef with Rowan berry jus

  • • Burdock, chestnut and root vegetable hash

  • • Steamed vegetables with Yarrow

  • • Roasted vegetable couscous with wild mint


  • • Roasted chestnuts

  • • Vanilla ice cream with rosehip syrup

  • • Wilderness cream tea: Scones with clotted cream and elderberry and damson jam.

  • • Chamomile and self heal iced tea

What to bring?

Appropriate footwear ( outdoor shoes, boots, trainers, no heels or flipflops )

Appropriate clothing (we will be outside for the
duration of the course so please bring clothing
which you will be comfortable in rain or shine)

Camera if you want to take photos

Sun cream

water bottle


Driving? How to get here

Sat Nav Postcode: SO51 6EF, Sherfield English Road

From North and East travel along the M27 westbound and exit at junction 2 (A36) West towards Salisbury and

Plaitford. Turn right into Sherfield English Road immediately after the Shoe Inn and follow the signs for Gate 1.

From Salisbury and the West travel towards Southampton on the A36. Turn left into Sherfield English Road

immediately after Landford Garage and follow the signs for Gate 1.

About Joe

Joe Peartree has been studying and practicing primitive living, bushcraft and survival techniques for over a decade. After achieving qualifications in Countryside Management and Woodland Survival Skills he decided to open a school to teach others these valuable skills.

Joe started out working as a chef and for 16 years this was his life. After getting as far as possible as a head chef he switched careers, turning his hobby into a full time job whilst using the skills he had learned in catering trade to be able to teach all walks of life. His deep knowledge of food has enabled him to integrate catering into bushcraft and has created somewhat of a niche, providing great courses that use wild ingredients as well as small and large game preparation and cookery using back country techniques. He strives for perfection and loves his job.

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