How to find free food

PUBLISHED: 12:44 30 August 2013 | UPDATED: 12:44 30 August 2013

Foraging fanatic John Wright. Photo by Steve Goodwin

Foraging fanatic John Wright. Photo by Steve Goodwin

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Fungi expert is coming to Seaton to reveal his foraging secrets

Mushroom expert John Wright will be helping people find free things to eat at the Axe Estuary Wetlands next week.

The renowned mycologist and wild food fanatic, of River Cottage fame, will be at the field studies centre, on Monday September 9, to give a talk on wild foraging.

He will be joining East Devon’s countryside team between 6.30pm and 8.30 pm to tell people what to see, where and when to find it and how best to cook it.

John has written three River Cottage foraging handbooks – Mushrooms, The Edible Seashore and Hedgerows.

This autumn his fourth handbook, Booze will be released. He is passionate about making beer, wine and other boozy treats from all sorts of ingredients to be found growing wild in the countryside – visit his blog, www.wild-food.net for inspiration in abundance.

Once John’s talk has got people’s taste buds tingling, they can sample a barbecue of locally sourced produce, which is included in the £20 costs of the evening.

Booking is essential by calling 01395 517557 or email Countryside@eastdevon.gov.uk


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