Real Food

An enriched approach to what we eat – seasonally changing, locally informed, personally switched on – is what we see as real food. Recipes and articles from around the world.

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The Botanist x Carousel London

Today begins a residency that lasts through London Cocktail…
Tulsi's nettle pakora

Nettle Pakora

Here's a foraged pakora or bhaji recipe, from Tulsi in our bottling…

Wild Garlic Pasta

It is a luxury to have space and the outdoors accessible to…
build your own cold smoker

Build your own cold smoker

Who doesn’t like a smokey flavour in their foods? Including…
wild garlic pesto

Wild Garlic Pesto

This recipe is from Louise Conn who works as a distillery host…
foraged cookies with bay nuts

Bay Nut Butter cookies

As baked by @philipbstark, tasted by @katehannett...  Kate…
foraging hedge mustard London

NUR x CUB pop-up

Chef Nurdin Topham shows us his workings for the "Nourishing…
How to eat (fried) tree leaves

How to eat (fried) tree leaves

Sometimes you can miss what later seems easy and obvious, which is why I was so pleased when I found a recipe for deep fried tree leaves.
Sea Water and Edible Flower Pizza Bread Recipe

Fire and Flowers


Bedstraw Cheese

I set about testing out the method with the last of some bedstraw that my parent's are lucky to have growing around the more wild peripherals of their coastal garden.
Kelp and cocoa icecream

Kelp and Cocoa Ice cream

This is the trifecta of kelp recipes. Unusually, this particular seaweed ice cream recipe is for sweet treats and not a sea veg dish.
Liz Knight's wild freezer

A foragers' freezer

One day cupboards couldn’t close for the bulge of the wild, so I started filling my freezer with my finds & something magic happened.

Mermaid Soup Recipe

This seaweed and mussel broth recipe takes just 15 minutes to make and is very healthy and comforting - a perfect chicken noodle soup substitute
Sea Scone

Sea Lettuce Sea Scone recipe

This is an easy to make, delicious and nutritious coastal take on the tea scone.
foraged meal salad course

Eating Islay