Returning for a third year in a row, wild food expert Stuart Woodman will be offering more of his popular foraging walks around the festival site, taking in hedgerow, woodland and coastal plants along the way, showing you what you can safely eat and what to avoid. Port Eliotʼs beautiful grounds make for particularly fertile foraging and this time of year sees natureʼs larder well stocked with plenty of wild edibles to tantalise your tastebuds. The walks primarily cover common native plants and their culinary uses, giving you the tools to safely identify a number of truly delicious species that will ensure you never look at nature in quite the same way again.
Stuart has been teaching foraging and wild food cookery for a number of years in Cornwall and beyond, working with groups as diverse as The Wildlife Trust, 7th Rise and Bacardi on a number of projects focusing on foraging, food and drink. As well as teaching and running a number of wildly successful foraging and feasting events, Stuart has also recently launched a microbrewery, Woodmanʼs Wild Ale, which features wild ingredients at its heart and has received great acclaim for producing full flavoured craft beers with a difference.
In addition to the foraging walks Stuart will also be running a craft beer tasting workshop at the festival including a very special limited edition Port Eliot Ale, wildcrafted with foraged ingredients from around the Estate to create a beer with a true sense of place and terroir.