Foraged Foods is a blog about wild food, predominantly found within Britain. It’s all about the enjoyment of going foraging in the wild, identifying edible foods and then finding some great things to do with them!
Meet some of our fellow Foragers
James Wood is an experimental wild food forager who specialises in creating exciting, innovative and extremely tasty recipes utilising wild foods. He’s the creator of “The Foraged Book Project” a 158 page wild food guide made entirely from wild and foraged materials – mushroom paper, oak gall ink, flower based paints, seaweed glues and nettle thread. Having a background in Forest School and qualifications in teaching his courses are deeply engaging, allow participants to have as active, hands on and fun experiences as possible.
— James Wood (Totally Wild UK)
I am a professional foraging teacher who runs both private and public events foraging for fungi, plants and seaweeds in various locations, mainly in south-east England. I’m an ex software engineer, who went off to study philosophy in my late 30s and now work full time teaching and writing about wild food.
— Geoff Dann (GeoffDann.co.uk)
Based in Kent, East Sussex, and anywhere else you’ like him to be, wild food experimentalist, course facilitator, forager, the ever-curious Fergus Drennan, aka Fergus The Forager, has been gathering and learning about wild plants, seaweeds, and fungi for over 40 years, beginning on Wimbledon Common, aged 3 years, collecting dandelions for the family’s pet tortoise
— Fergus Drennan (FergustheForager.co.uk)
Mark Williams from gallowaywildfoods.com is a foraging tutor/guide. He provides private tuition and public walks, courses and events covering edible plants, fungi, seaweed and shellfish; their food, drink, medicinal and utilitarian uses. He does coastal foraging, fungi walks, wild booze walks, foraged cocktails and is also a wild food chef. He does wild food consultation for chefs, food producers, distillers, brewers etc. and writes about foraging.
— Mark Williams (gallowaywildfoods.com)
Meet Matt & Silvia
My names Matt and I’m from Bournemouth, on the south coast of England. From a young age I’ve always loved going out foraging, and have been lucky enough to live in some amazing parts of the UK including the coast of Cornwall as well as Dorset.
My girlfriend Silvia works as a nursery school teacher and shares my passion for the wild. Also coming from a coastal area, this time the north of Spain, there’s nothing she enjoys more than picking wild blackberries in late summer, surrounded by the smell of salty air. Silvia is the more creative of the two of us, so she’s responsible for many of the photos you see in this blog.
You can follow us on social media using a few of the links below, but we’re both pretty bad at using them, let alone keeping them up to date, so please be patient with us if you try communicating with us via any of the below! (It’s usually best to email me – firstname.lastname@example.org if you wanted to discuss something with us…)– Matt (foragedfoods.co.uk)