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Hooray I’m back and what a joy it is to eat Wild Food at the Gurnards Head!

It's been a long ole year and a half on maternity leave wiping bums, pureeing vegetables, playing blocks and getting up at all sorts of ungodly hours but i'm now back in the world of the living (sort of) and have started to get back into work SLOWLY. I had a great first wild food event at the Gurnards Head…

Waitrose Photoshoot

Back at the end of May Waitrose came to take photos of me foraging and cooking for a photographic feature on people who work outside with food. It will be in the August edition of the Waitrose magazine. "It won't take long" he said, and after 4 hours of posing supposedly naturally with my hat tilted at just the right…

Countryfile Re-visited

Countryfile came down to film me again a couple of weeks ago. It was aired last Sunday 8th May. Follow this link for BBC I player to see the programme.  It’ll be on i player for another week and is about 20 minutes into the hour long episode: Caroline on BBC Countryfile They ran a story about Japanese knotweed, how…

Come on a Wild Food Coastal Walk on Good Friday, April 22nd 2011 from the Gurnards Head, with Caroline Davey Followed by a 3 Course Wild Lunch in the pub, cooked by head chef, Bruce Rennie  featuring wild seasonal local herbs, salads, vegetables, flowers & fruit  Starter  Vichyssoise of Alexanders  Main Course  Hake, three cornered garlic gnocchi, wild garlic (ramsons)…

Inside Out, BBC1, 7.30pm Tonight

Last October I took Nick Baker, the naturalist, of ‘The Really Wild Show’ fame, foraging for a day which will be aired tonight on Inside Out.  This is a regional BBC series, so you’ll get to see it if you are in the West Country.   I got him to dig up burdock, painstakingly, with a crow bar, and I cooked…

Wild Cornish Tricolor Taglietelle
Wild Cornish Tricolor Taglietelle

Pasta drying on my clothes drier I had a great day last Wednesday foraging with Ross Bruce, the head chef of the Felin Fach Griffen.  We went to my usual haunts and foraged laver, sea beet, fool’s watercress, alexanders, black mustard, three cornered garlic and navelwort.  Who says there’s nothing to eat in the winter??  We brought it all back…

Carnage on Boxing Day

On the approach to Christmas my wild food activities ground to a halt and the focus changed to festive merriment. We hunkered down next to the new wood burner, with food and family in excess, celebrating in traditional Christmas fashion. All was well until Boxing Day. Having lost all but one of our ‘fox fodder’ hens (still laying but past…


Fat Hen is on Countryfile tonight. BBC1 6.30pm.  I take a group of West Penwithians foraging with James Wong and we cook it all up back here.  It should be an 8 minute film within today's Countryfile episode. X

The Countryfile piece with me and James Wong has been postponed till another episode. It will not be on Sunday 31st but in the next few weeks. Will keep you posted on date.

Where we are

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

Phone: 07767 792417

Email: caroline@fathen.org

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