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“A Fine Walk and a Fine Meal”

Fat Hen - The Wild Cookery School
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in St Buryan
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Owner description: Fat Hen is a Foraging & Wild Food Cookery School, established in 2007, in West Cornwall, by Caroline Davey. Fat Hen's bespoke hand crafted kitchen and teaching space is located in a restored granite barn on a farm in Cornwall. Beautiful natural materials including oak, slate and ash have been used alongside state of the art stainless steel equipment sponsored by SMEG & KENWOOD. The school offers unique foodie courses for people who want to get back to the original source of their food. Whether it be foraging for seaweeds and herbs, butchering venison or cooking crab to perfection, Fat Hen provides courses in all aspects of foraging and cooking wild food. If you can forage it, fish it or hunt it, we will show you how to cook it. Run by Caroline Davey in collaboration with our talented chefs, Fat Hen's Gourmet Wild Food Weekend has been chosen by the Saturday Telegraph as one of the best sustainable living courses in the UK.
Reviewed April 27, 2014

Fat Hen does walks along the coastal path in Cornwall, England, while searching for edible foods and getting an on-going class about what's safe to eat, how to use plants, and so on. The guide, Caroline, is charming and engaging and really knows her stuff.

Best of all, the day we went we had a delightful lunch prepared for us with the edible plants (at the Gurnard's Head).

Between the view, the company, and the meal, it was a five star day.

Thank hfulghum
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Reviewed October 15, 2011

Stumbled across Caroline's course after researching available cookery courses in Cornwall for our forthcoming vacation there. We normally like to take a foodie course of some description whenever we go on holiday. We found the usual expensive courses run by Rick Stein and simiiar but these were the same old thing; we wanted something different.
We booked Caroline's course not really knowing what to truly expect, but wow! She has an amazingly extensive knowledge of the edible flora and fauna that grows freely in our countryside and coastal areas. We spent an enjoyable morning walking along part of Cornwall's rugged coastline stopping here, there and everywhere to observe, what had previously been invisible to us; an abundance of delicious vegetation.
On completion of the morning's foraging we headed back to The Gunnards Head Hotel where Caroline had pre-arranged with the head chef to prepare and cook a 4 course meal using vegetation we had stumbled accross on our morning's walk. The meal itself was out of this world with every course giving us a new tast experience and sensation.
We have no hesitation in recommending Caroline's course to anyone who wants to try something new.

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