The Teddington Gardener

Wild Food Foraging with Claudio Bincoletto – a whole new world of incredible edibles – especially the bee pollen…

DSCF2581

Claudio Bincoletto, chef, horticulturist and raconteur..

DSCF2637

What Claudio brought with him from his own foraging trip…

DSCF2558

DSCF2645

DSCF2648

Omelette with hop shoots, garden nettle, calendula petals, campion.. and delicious!

DSCF2651

Satisfied customers…!

We took a turn around the House Gardens to see what was edible there..

DSCF2655

Rose petals for so many applications – candied, syrups, jams, ices, for Bellinis…. This is Cerise Bouquet. with Lady Hillingdon, below

DSCF2657

DSCF2659

…. not quite what we meant by wild food foraging…

DSCF2661

DSCF2715

DSCF2724

DSCF2727

DSCF2730

The ultimate prize – bee pollen – a fantastic, intense burst of flavour – and sure to be included in a future menu…?

I won’t give away more as there is so much to learn from this very knowledgeable man and his Wild Food Walks are a regular part of the Petersham Nurseries calendar. I found the whole experience quite fascinating – what to pick, when, how, the season, how to use, what to cook, how to cook – just amazing. I’ll be back for more….

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/8877174/On-the-trail-of-wild-food-with-a-master-forager.html

http://www.surreylife.co.uk/food-drink/foraging_in_surrey_food_for_thought_from_local_countryside_1_2819057

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/0/19894988

http://foraginglondon.wordpress.com/tag/foraging/

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: