VIP Series: Wild Food Cookery with Rachel de Thample

May 06 2017 11:00 - 16:30

Made In Hackney - Local Food Kitchen, 3 Cazenove Rd, N16 6PA London


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

The class will include:·

  • A foraging walk to identify seasonal wild food (and sample tasters made with wild foods along the way)
  • How to identify and cook wild plants like alexanders, jack-by-the-hedge, hawthorn leaves and blossom, hop shoots, ramsons, sweet violet, wild lime leaves, lemon balm and more
  • Healthy, sugar-free preserving tips to help you capture seasonal, wild food gluts
  • Sampling wild food dishes such as Nettle & Hazelnut Gnocchi, Wild Asparagus with Sorrel Sauce, Pickled Elderberry Buds, Smoked Beetroot & Three-Cornered Leek Soup, Strawberry & Lemon Balm Sorbet, a Fermented Sparkling Dandelion & Ginger Drink, and teas made with foraged leaves and flowers
  • Tips on where and how to forage, the health benefits of wild foods, and how to incorporate them into your everyday meals
  • A delicious organic plant based lunch and recipes to keep

This Masterclass is part of our new 'VIP Series', working with chefs who are renowned in their field.

Rachel de Thample has worked in the kitchens of Marco Pierre White, Heston Blumenthal and Peter Gordon. She is commissioning editor for Locavore magazine and teaches the preserve courses at River Cottage HQ in Devon. Rachel is the author of Less Meat, More Veg and FIVE, and has served as Commissioning Editor of Waitrose Food Illustrated and Head of Food for the pioneering organic box scheme Abel & Cole. She lives in Crystal Palace, London, where she has helped set up numerous local food initiatives, including the award-winning Crystal Palace Food Market.



Fee: £99 (£75 Concession) includes a delicious plant based organic lunch.

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

Vouchers: To redeem a voucher purchased on our site, please contact us to book a place. If contacting us by email please attach your voucher. If telephoning, have your voucher to hand so you can quote the voucher number. N.B. For classes in our Expert Series, an additional £34 will need to be paid (vouchers have a value of £65).

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

Location: Made In Hackney, Food For All Basement, 3 Cazenove Rd, Stoke Newington, London, N16 6PA. Regretfully, the kitchen is not wheelchair accessible.


General Admission

Not Available


Concession (Students, Pensioners, Unemployed, Low Waged)

Not Available