For the first episode of the Go Gather Wild podcast series I was delighted to talk to John Wright. John’s one of my biggest inspirations and his books have been a constant companion along my foraging journey.
Our chat covers everything from easy to make foraging mistakes to making your own Yarrow Gin, a recipe we’re keen to give a go… Enjoy!
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Welcome to episode one of the Go Gather Wild Podcast. In our first series we will hear from experts across the UK and Ireland in foraging on wild food.
To Launch the series we have John Wright from River Cottage. John is an expert on wild food and the author of the River Cottage Handbooks Mushrooms, Edible Seashore, Hedgerow, Booze and also The Naming of the Shrew.
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In this book John takes us through the 72 species we are most likely to come across during forays in Britain’s forests and clearings: old friends the Chanterelle and Cep, as well as a whole colourful host of more unfamiliar names – edible species including the Velvet Shank, the Horn of Plenty, the Amethyst Deceiver, the Giant Puffball and the Chicken in the Woods, and poisonous types such as the Sickener, the Death Cap and the Destroying Angel.