Is there anything more satisfying than wild cooking? Dipping into nature’s cupboard for the freshest ingredients and firing up the stove with bird song as your background music. This year, we’re offering a wide choice of walks, talks and workshops to hone your foraging and wild cooking skills.

7th Rise

Join expert forager Stuart Woodman of 7th Rise, the UK’s leading wild experience provider, as he takes you on a foraging walk around the grounds of the Port Eliot festival site. The walk will culminate in an outdoor wild cookery demonstration incorporating the ingredients gathered along the way.

Ben Tish

Ben Tish RS

Ben will be demonstrating recipes from his new book, ‘Grill Smoke BBQ’. According to Ben, all you need is the simplest barbecue with a lid and some charcoal, and you can make everything from pizzas to ribs, desserts and even Sunday roasts on a rainy winter’s day.

Outdoor Kitchen Design

If you’re longing for an outdoor kitchen in your garden or woodland then Trish MacCurrach’s workshop is for you. You’ll find inspiration and practical advice on making your dream a reality such as choosing materials, where to build your kitchen, sun, shade, storage and what to include.

Caroline Davey & Mark Devonshire 

Caroline Davey, owner and forager at Fat Hen, is passionate about living close to nature and has a strong ethos of using good quality ingredients, sourced within a few miles of home. Caroline and Mark Devonshire, chef at Fat Hen, will be showing you the wealth and abundance of ingredients found around Cornwall’s coastline.

Cornish Seaweed Company

The Cornish Seaweed Co-105-2

The founders of the Cornish Seaweed Company, Tim Van Berkel and Caro Warwick-Evans will be paying us a special visit to share their incredible knowledge of the newest superfood on the scene – Seaweed!

Survival Fires 

Survival Wisdom is an outdoor specialist team with unique wilderness experience. They have been training and conducting expeditions and operations throughout the world for over 40 years. In this workshop you’ll learn many old and new techniques for lighting fires, including Fire by Friction!

Hang Fire Smokehouse 

The first female duo to bring slow and low American BBQ back to the UK, Sam and Shauna, have taken the slow and low world by storm. In 2015, they won Best Street Food at the BBC Radio 4 Food & Farming awards, became the first business to become finalists in two categories at Young British Foodie of the Year and nominated as Observer Food Monthly ‘Best Value Eats’ in Wales.

All Night Camp Out

Survival wisdom RS

Flint and Steel Forest School is a Cornish outdoor specialist team who are running a number of children’s workshops at Port Eliot. At their overnight camp, children will cook up a campfire supper and enjoy learning other survival skills.

Foraging for Medicine

Ruth Weaver’s medicine foraging walk will give you an opportunity to discover the wild medicines that grow on your very doorstep. The tradition of foraging and using medicinal plants is rising in popularity as people yearn to get back to the roots of medicine.

Fish & Fire – Outdoor Cooking

Trish MacCurrah will focus on fish and seafood, cooked on the fire. She insists she is not officially a chef but loves intuitive cooking, using local, seasonal produce, mixing flavours and hoping to make outdoor cooking look really easy. She will be using her trusty Tripod and swapping in and out various pieces of enamel cookware which she hangs from the chain.

Wild Cocktails 

Wild cocktails

Learn about the techniques and processes involved in making various types of hedgerow booze and then test out your mixology skills using a range of wild spirits and foraged ingredients to create your very own signature cocktail.