Claudio Bincoletto, chef, horticulturist and raconteur..
What Claudio brought with him from his own foraging trip…
Omelette with hop shoots, garden nettle, calendula petals, campion.. and delicious!
We took a turn around the House Gardens to see what was edible there..
Rose petals for so many applications – candied, syrups, jams, ices, for Bellinis…. This is Cerise Bouquet. with Lady Hillingdon, below
…. not quite what we meant by wild food foraging…
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….