Food and Drink

Velcro and the West Country Way

  7.15am on Monday 31st August I left home to set off on the longest cycle of my lifetime.  Being a bit of an anorack when it comes to wild food, I couldn't imagine cycling to Bristol without somehow recording or collecting all the wild food I saw on the way.  Since I was travelling alone with 2 panier bags…

Flying Visit to Flinty Red in Bristol!

  I spent Bank Holiday Monday 3rd  May foraging West Cornwall's finest Wild Edibles to take up to Bristol to Flinty Red on Tuesday 4th. Matt Williamson and his wife Claire, friends of mine, and also Fat Hen's chefs on our Gourmet Wild Food Weekends have recently opened this fabulous little restaurant in Cotham, Bristol.  It's a collaboration between Dom…

Porthleven Food Fair

What a weekend we had at the Porthleven Food Fair 24th/25th April.  I set up the Fat Hen stall with Lauren and Jon who came to stay for 10 days to help me forage, cook and sell wild food to the public.  It was such a buzz and the home smoked mackerel and dulse seaweed quiches flew off the stall. …

Japanese knotweed – the largest female clone in the world
Japanese knotweed – the largest female clone in the world

I was just sent a link from the BBC online news: https://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cornwall/8162775.stm Jams and pie ‘solution’ for weed Only plants not controlled by herbicides should be used Harvesting and eating Japanese Knotweed could be the best biological way to control the “nightmare” weed, a woman in Cornwall has said. Caroline Davey from St Buryan said the shoots of the plant,…

Elderflower Cordial Recipe

This is simply the best elderflower cordial recipe ever!  There's nothing more evocative of dreamy sunny summer days than elderflower cordial.   Lounging around in the garden, eating al fresco and having to cool off under the hose pipe….We really have just had a whole week of sun, a glimpse into the world of the Meditterranean, where life is slow, lunchbreaks…

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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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