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.

brining nettles and cleavers

Preservation - Brining

We've benefitted from Forager Liz Knight's writing and knowledge…
pickled chestnuts

Fallachan Festive Recipes

Our long-term collaborator and inspired wild chef Craig Grozier…

Fermented Beetroot

In the northern hemisphere tis the season for stocking up the…
Kohlrabi plant

Pickled Kohlrabi

carousel london interior

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.
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