Wild Food Recipes

It’s one thing finding and identifying your wild ingredients and then a completely different thing actually cooking up dinner with them. We all start by putting a tiny amount of nettles in the pan to eat as a side with dinner, after a little while you’ll have your own recipes where you substitute all the ingredients for wild equivalents.

To help out on your journey we’ve pulled together some of our favourite wild food recipes for you to view at your pleasure.

These recipes aren’t gospel in any way so please be playful with them and make them your own.

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A Spring Foraged Picnic

We had our first Forage & Feast foraged picnic of the year at Hackney Marshes recently, so I thought I’d share our picnic menu with you and some of the recipes. We used a mixture of seasonally foraged and stored ingredients for the menu, but everything was home-made and freshly…

Acorn Banana Bread

Acorn Flour Banana Bread This is a really nice way to get some use out of the very common Acorn and use up some of those bananas that you had forgotten all about. With this Banana bread made with acorn flour!  Ingredients 1 cup of leached acorn flour  2 cups…

Acorn Flour Recipe

To be honest I’ve always avoided making Acorn flour as it really sounds like a very long laborious task that results in a nutty flavoured flour. That’s until I found out you could do it all in one day – probably an hour if you ran to your local oak…

BBQ Wild Garlic & Hogweed with Chicken, grilled veg and wild chervil

BBQ Wild Garlic & Hogweed with Chicken, grilled veg and wild chervil We’re now pulling together a range of wild ingredients to build fantastic dishes. This is a brilliant way to celebrate a hot spring utilising wild garlic in multiple forms. Cooking quickly over open flames is often the best…

Bilberry & Apple Fruit Leather

Bilberry and apple fruit leather Cooking – 30 minutes Until finishes – 6hrs Makes a two large baking trays worth or 30 rolls It always reminds me of chewy sweets and is the perfect thing to take out on a long walk as a snack. Ingredients: 500grams cooking apples, peeled…

Bilberry Pie

Bilberry & Apple Pie Recipe I first began making this bilberry pie for my Grandma as it’s one of her favourite foods and have come to believe that the recipe below is the best for the pie as it makes your bilberries go quite far but also holds on to…

Birch Sap Syrup

Birch Sap Syrup How to Make Birch Sap Syrup Birch Sap Syrup Making Birch sap syrup is one of the first things I do with wild food every year – it tells me we’re about to shoot straight in to the more serious collection of wild foods and is, at…

Birch Sap Toffee Pudding

Birch Sap Toffee Pudding Birch Sap Syrup Recipe Birch Sap Syrup Sticky Pudding This soft sticky pudding with textured sultanas and a birch syrup flavoured custard topping is my absolute favourite dessert. The flavours are deep, the pudding soft and sauce soaks through the whole lot leaving us with a…

Birch Syrup BBQ Marinade with Mugwort and Wild Garlic

Birch Sap Syrup BBQ marinade This marinade is perfect for BBQ season or even for marinating and grilling food in doors when the weather takes a last minute turn for the worst. It’s simple to make and will last in the fridge for up to 4 days, meats that work…

Birch Syrup Jelly

Birch Sap Jelly This is a simple recipe that highlights the extraordinary flavour of the birch sap syrup, it requires no other flavouring and simply takes three ingredients. It can be made in advance and stored in the fridge – meaning it’s simple for you to serve up – stress…