Introducing the newest endeavour from Forager Ltd: a wild food box scheme. Enter the giveaway to win one of their first wild food boxes plus a signed copy of The Forager Handbook by Miles Irving!
In 2003 French chef Blaise Vasseur, having witnessed the influence of wild plants on his native cuisine through chefs such as Michel Bras, asked Forager founder Miles Irving to supply wild plants to the newly opened Goods Shed in Canterbury.
This spark ignited a wild food renaissance in the UK. Now, 15 years on, a team of highly skilled foragers are hand-picking wild flavours at their peak, full of vitality which speak of the season. This is ‘hyper-seasonality’- a step up from seasonal eating of farmed produce!
Forager Ltd has been supplying UK’s top restaurants including the Hix group, The Ivy and Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck and Dinner, for the past 15 years and have introduced many wild ingredients to chefs and diners alike during that time.
The founder of the business Miles Irving authored The Forager Handbook, which was published in 2009 – the book documents their voyage of discovery with chefs such as James Lowe, Isaac McHale and René Redzepi and has been hailed as ‘the bible of foraging’.
Now Forager Ltd are embarking on a new endeavour: a wild box scheme. Through this they hope to introduce British wild ingredients to a wider public consisting of; but by no means limited to; food futurists, healthy & conscious eaters, vegans, vegetarians, paleo-diet enthusiasts and foodies.
Each week, subscribers will receive a selection of seasonal wild produce, combined with occasional preserved products such as lacto-fermented wild greens and dried seaweed. They will be supporting the box with several information channels, including a weekly newsletter explaining the box contents, informational videos through their YouTube channel, online recipes and a soon-to-be-launched podcast.
‘If you like the idea of foraging and don’t live in the countryside or don’t know what to look for in the woods or hedgerows then Forager should be your first port of call. Wild food is the way forward for flavour, vitamins and nutrients’- Mark Hix
With over a decade’s experience of supplying the best chefs in the UK, you can expect wild ingredients of the highest possible quality delivered to your doorstep to enrich and enliven your meals. By pairing these super-nutritious and flavoursome wild ingredients with the skills and knowledge possessed by talented chefs, these overlooked treasures have been elevated and put back on our plates.
Get a taste of the wild every week by subscribing to the Wild Food Box! Every week you’ll receive a carefully picked selection of the best wild produce of the season along with a newsletter to help you get to know them and give you pointers on how to use them.
If you’re interested in learning about wild food and foraging then this is the perfect first step to get you started – by seeing and tasting the plants you will become more familiar with them and have your finger on the pulse of the season.
WIN A WILD FOOD BOX FROM THE FORAGER LTD
Unfortunately, Forager Ltd doesn’t deliver to Shetland due to transportation issues (our subcontracted couriers take absolutely forever to deliver to us rural folk!), but they have agreed to offer the review box they were going to send to me as a giveaway prize to one of my mainland UK readers! They’re also throwing in a signed copy of The Forager Handbook worth £30! To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter entry form below!
TERMS & CONDITIONS
This giveaway is open to mainland UK entries only. Entrants must be age 18 or over. The winner will need to respond within 28 days of being contacted; failure to do this may result in another winner being selected.
The prize is offered and provided by Forager. The prize is to win a Forager Wild Food Box worth £20 & a signed copy of The Forager Handbook worth £30. There is no cash alternative and the prize is not transferable.
There is no entry fee and no purchase is necessary to enter this giveaway.
The promoter (Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary) reserves the right to cancel or amend the giveaway and these terms and conditions without notice.
Entry into our giveaways will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
If you need some help using Rafflecopter, here’s a quick clip to show you how. Rafflecopter will pick the winner at random from all the entries received. I will be verifying entries.
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This is not a paid post. I simply love what Forager Ltd are doing and want to help spread the word about their fantastic new endeavour. Photographs and text provided by Forager Ltd.