TESTIMONIALS

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“The ultimate recession-beating cookery course…it takes you out into the beautiful Cornish countryside and beaches, where you will pick everything from watercress and woodland mushrooms to filling baskets with seaweed. And after building up an appetite, in the evening there’s a gargantuan feast – prepared by professional chefs – in the farm’s former goat barn with performances from local folk musicians. Great, offbeat fun.”

Rufus Purdy, Essentials magazine

“I’ve gained the kind of confidence I could never have got from a book….country walks will never be the same again.”

Xanthe Clay, Saturday Telegraph

“Foraging inevitably calls to mind billy cans and worm eating survival trips but it became quickly apparent that Fat Hen’s Forage and Feast weekend had nothing to do with hardship but everything to do with foodie indulgence.”

Ismay Atkins, Time Out

“The common misconception about foraged food is that it is survival grub. But an afternoon in the kitchen with Matt and Claire soon dispels this myth.”

Georgia Brown, The Guardian

“A huge thankyou for a truly special weekend. From the moment we arrived we felt so welcomed by the wonderful warm and friendly faces. It was so relaxing and exciting. Just a perfect Saturday although of course the weather was challenging. Such a great mix of everything. Just fantastic. The cuisine was so unique and it has given us inspiration to forage for ourselves. The photo images in the evening was a great idea re-inforcing the forage expeditions. The recipes and evening feast and entertainment and all aspects of Saturday and Sunday were perfect.”

Graham and Margaret Packer, Dorset

“What a tonic for a weary soul!”

Heather Guerrini, Natural Birth Practitioner, London

“Thanks so much for a truly wonderful and inspiring weekend – I was expecting something pretty good but it exceeded all expectations without a doubt.”

Diana Heyer, Penzance

“Had a fabulous weekend; went away feeling inspired. All the food was wonderful, everyone helping out over the weekend really worked together to spoil us. I would love to come back at a different time of year.”

Steve and Gill McArdell, Dorset

“Great weekend. I loved every bit of it. You have enthused me to look around and re-connect with plants and seaweeds around me – thanks. Lovely atmosphere, very friendly – and of course – fantastic food – thanks for it all!”

Heather Harbinson, East Lothian

“A great weekend – fascinating to find and eat all these plants. Great teamwork by all of you – thanks for a wonderful time.”

Liz Bibby, Fife

“You all ooze a confidence in what you do which is positively infectious. Will definitely be foraging in future and want to keep learning. It’s a really professional package that deserves to go far. Thanks for a memorable and tasty weekend and good luck with the future endeavours and thanks for letting us join in the lovely music.”

Julie and Mike Hawthorn, Penzance

“Wow! Fantastic weekend guys! You were all so patient with me and my incessant questions, all the food was quite exceptional and has given me so much confidence to forage and cook and expand my repertoire! Thank you.”

Anna Kastanias, London

“A very stimulating and enjoyable weekend which has really taught me a lot and given me the inspiration to try and whole lot of new things in my cooking. A lovely relaxed and friendly atmosphere too. Thank you very much.”

Barbara Kinnes

“Thank you for a great weekend, I learnt a lot. The food was surprising and full of flavours and really really good.”

Trine Hahnemann, Copenhagen, Denmark

“An extraordinary foraging experience and the food!! Well, an Aladdins Cave of sensation.”

Adam, Devon

“Thank-you for a ‘blow-out’ of yummy food and opening up the countryside. Wishing you huge success and huge thanks.”

Nellie Windsor, London

“As a true city slicker I was overwhelmed with the outdoors, the diversity, Caroline’s knowledge and the fabulous food. Can’t wait to come again.”

Nina, London

“A most inspiring weekend. Wonderful hospitality, incredible food, ideas for a lifetime of good cooking. Thank you so much Caroline, Matt, Lilly and oh yes, Frank. And all your helper friends. We’ll be back for a refresher.”

Nick, Devon

“Thank you for a wonderful weekend. I’ve absolutely loved learning more about nature’s secrets and can’t wait to start utilising what I’ve learnt at home. Delicious food, great people and wonderful music – I wish you all the best for the future – I will definitely be recommending you!”

Becca, Cambridge

“We really enjoyed the combination of walking and eating, foraging and demonstrations. Really lovely food, different to all other ‘foodie’ experiences. Thank you and good luck with future ventures.”

Lucy and Steve Chamberlain, Cornwall

“Many thanks to the whole team for giving so much to the weekend. Highly memorable. Many thanks.”

Mark Rawson, Bristol

“Very full, very happy and very keen to get foraging! Thank you for a fine repast and for all your time, energy and enthusiasm. I’ve no doubt Fat Hen will be a huge success in all the new avenues you’re exploring.”

Faye Clarke, Hertfordshire

“Such a wonderful weekend! The world quite literally will never look the same again – a lot of ‘oh, I could eat that!”

Elly Hiby & Mike Harfoot

“Thank you for a fantastic couple of days. I’ve learnt so much and in a very enjoyable way. You guys create such a nice atmosphere that it’s easy to feel relaxed and ask questions. The cooking demos were inspiring…only problem now is wanting to buy a food dehydrator, smoke box etc. Thanks again.”

Steph Comley, Cornwall

“Thank you for sharing your amazing knowledge and enthusiasm for wild food. Amazing food in good company.”

Faye Walters

“Thank you for sharing your love of food and foraging – amazing!!”

Vidya Rangayyan

Photograph of Caroline Davey from Fat Hen, The Wild Cookery School on the beach in Cornwall. Photograph of Caroline Davey's son Jed, on the beach in Cornwall Photograph of Caroline Davey from Fat Hen, the Wild Cookery School in Cornwall, foraging seaweed Photograph of Ivy with seaweed on the beach in Cornwall, with Fat Hen. Photograph of Caroline Davey from Fat Hen, the Wild Cookery School in Cornwall with wild food Photograph of Caroline Davey, from Fat Hen, the Wild Cookery School in Cornwall