Wild About Mushrooms Foraging DayWild About Mushrooms Foraging Day



We are pleased to announce the return of our mushroom foraging course with renowned mycologist and vegetarian Dr Patrick Harding.

This is a fascinating course. Patrick’s expertise will dispel the myths and concerns around picking and eating wild mushrooms.

The taste of the cultivated wild varieties is as far removed from the complexity of flavour and texture of truly wild mushrooms as sliced white bread is from artisan handmade breads. So this is a course for foodies, wild food enthusiasts and, of course, anyone who simply adores mushrooms.

The day begins with an introductory talk on the fascinating world of wild mushrooms. This session will include guidelines on safe and sensible gathering before Patrick accompanies the group on an expedition to nearby woods to search for a range of different fungal species which he will carefully identify.

Following your foray you will return to Parkdale for a delicious late lunch of wild mushroom dishes cooked by our Cordon Vert chefs. After lunch there will be an opportunity to buy signed copies of Patrick’s books on edible mushrooms.

The schedule for the day is as follows:
9:00am - Doors open for registration and coffee on arrival
9:30am - Introduction and health & safety talks
9.45am - Presentation by Dr Patrick Harding on mushroom identification
10.45am - Field trip led by Patrick
1.15pm - Return to Parkdale for cookery demo with tutor Mo Hall
1.45pm - Buffet lunch provided by Cordon Vert
3.00pm - Approximate time of course closure

Comments from Our Previous Students:
Sarah from Doncaster, "This day out was a really fun day out for myself and my son. I can't wait to get out mushroom picking again!"

Brian from Cambridge,"I've been on many foraging courses like this, but none have offered such a fantastic lunch afterwards. Well done to the chefs!"
Dates
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DISCLAIMER – Please note that due to student numbers, seasonal availability of ingredients or other factors outside of our control some dishes mentioned in our course descriptions may not be made on the day.

PLEASE NOTE: The Vegetarian Society does not process payments by email. Please do NOT send your credit or debit card details in an email; secure online payment may be made online via this website.

For vegetarian/vegan students under the age of 25 bursaries towards the costs of our courses may be available. Follow this link for more details.
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