Food and Drink

It’s Supper time at Fat Hen.
It’s Supper time at Fat Hen.

We’ll be having a Muddled Bramble Cocktail followed by Venison Carpaccio, Poached Hake with Pepper Dulse & a Sea Buckthorn & Orange Cake. Please scroll down for the recipes. Hedgerow Cocktail: Muddled Brambles Muddled Brambles 1 part blackberry syrup (see below for recipe) 1 part rose petal syrup (see below for recipe) 1 measure of gin Squeeze of lemon juice…

Sneak Preview of the new and improved Fat Hen Cookery School!

I just wanted to share some photos with you of our new kitchen & dining room at Fat Hen.  This was recently completed at the end of last year and we finally opened the doors this April.  We are offering a whole range of wild food based courses and options for bespoke bookings, private dining and a supper club. The…

A Wild Recipe for the Boxing Day Buffet!

Nettle rotolo with ricotta and wilted wild greens (nettles, mallow leaves, alexanders leaves, watercress, 3 cornered garlic). A rotolo is one of the less common Italian pasta dishes.  Rotolo literally translates as a coil or scroll and this dish uses pasta sheets with a filling which is rolled up like a swiss roll.  The roll is then cut into slices,…

Another great Foraging Friday at the Gurnards Head

Last Friday saw the final Foraging Friday of the year at the Gurnards Head.  As usual, the weather held out, the company was great and as luck would have it some shaggy parasol mushrooms bestowed their fungal beauty right across our path (i nearly tripped over them). These were simply pan fried in butter back in the pub and devoured…

Six Page Feature in Country Homes and Interiors Magazine

website link Last week the latest edition of Country Homes and Interiors magazine came out (July issue) with a 6 page feature of Fat Hen.  We photographed it last summer on the beach and I'm more than happy with the results.  

Lobster, seashore risotto & Ben Fogle

Have you ever dropped a live lobster into a pot of boiling water?  Not something I had ever wanted or ever intend to do in my life.  So, when I was asked to cook a wild foraged recipe with lobster for Ben Fogle, filmed for America's Today Show, I must say, I hesitated slightly.  Imagining the ASPCA (U.S equivalent to…

Pies for all seasons and other things

Pieminister, the posh pie folk from Bristol came down to stay here with us for a couple of days earlier this year to forage for their new cook book (A pie for all seasons) and to use our place as a pie photoshoot location.  It was a great couple of days and now their cook book is on the shelves. …

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Gwenmenhir,
Boscawen-noon Farm,
St Buryan, Penzance,
Cornwall. TR19 6EH

Phone: 07767 792417

Email: caroline@fathen.org

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