VIP Series: Autumnal Foraging Masterclass with Rachel de Thample

Oct 06 2018 11:00 - 13:00

Crystal Palace Park, 42 Thicket Rd, SE19 2GA London


"Like a sparrow’s song, foraging calls you to look around. It lures you to observe and indulge in the gentle rhythms that unfold with the seasons. It’s mindfulness at its best. Wild food is also incredibly delicious, offering a fresh palette of new and exotic flavours which are rich with nutrients, but it’s incredibly nutritious."

Rachel de Thample, Made In Hackney Ambassador, Forager, Author, Chef & Preserver


This foraging masterclass is part of our 'VIP Series', working with experts who are renowned in their field. The event will include:·

  • A walk through the park identifying wild foods and enjoying tasters of the plants along the way
  • Delicious tasters of some of the recipes made by Rachel with seasonal wild foods – past tasters have included ‘Foraged Nettle & Chickweed Falafel with a Wild Garlic Tahini Dip and Pickled Wild Cherry Plums’
  • Ideas on how to prepare, cook and preserve wild foods
  • Tips on where and how to forage
  • Information on the health benefits of wild foods
  • An extensive handout with details of all the wild foods discovered on the walk, as well as a number of seasonal wild food recipes

Rachel de Thample has worked in the kitchens of Marco Pierre White, Heston Blumenthal and Peter Gordon. Rachel is the author of Less Meat, More Veg, FIVE, Tonics & Teas, and has served as the Head of Food for the pioneering organic box scheme Abel & Cole, where she developed a number of foraging guides and recipes. She’s also supplied local chefs and Crystal Palace Food Market, which she helped set up, with wild food. She currently teaches preserving and fermenting courses at River Cottage HQ in Devon.

Fee: £30 (£25 Concession**) includes tasters made with foraged ingredients and an informative handout with tips on foraging and recipes.

* This fee is used to fund our programme of free courses to vulnerable and low-income community groups.

** Concessionary rate available for students, pensioners, unemployed and low waged

Refunds: We require a minimum of 7 days' notice for any cancellations or transfers once you have booked onto a class

For information: info@madeinhackney.org / 020 8442 4266


General Admission

GBP 30.00 + GBP 1.91 fee


Concession (Students, Pensioners, Unemployed, Low Waged)

GBP 25.00 + GBP 1.67 fee