A little bit about Cumbriafoodie.


Food lover , Blogger , amateur home cook , Wild food forager and hobby photographer . Father of 3 amazing children and based in Whitehaven Cumbria…..ok , so it`s in the back end of nowhere but its beautiful , pretty peaceful and the gateway to the English Lake district….if you`re approaching by boat ;-)

As for my day job…well its a world apart from my hobby – I work in a safety related job in high tech Nuclear Laboratories…. a far cry from Gastronomy.

Welcome to my blog and website and please leave any comments that you might feel would improve my site , as i said above …Its only a hobby.

19 thoughts on “A little bit about Cumbriafoodie.

  1. Really amazing photos and even more amazing food. I’d like to actually experience food like this some day.

  2. Hi Alan. I’m a Cumbrian too and trying (emphasis on trying) to write a food blog myself. I’d be interested in getting in touch with you – do you have an email address? Thanks, Helen

  3. Hi Alan,

    I’m writing a story at the minute about, a family that live in Bowness, Could you help me with a bit of foraging knowledge?

    What are the first edible plants and foods available each year in Cumbria?

    I googled it and found you!



    • Hi Sam ,
      everything normally starts coming through early spring , March april time. Most of the photos on the foraging story were taken then.Check out the foraging post.

  4. Oh wow. This blog is brilliant! I came across it while looking for meal ideas for guests tomorrow. I’m hoping to make some of it tonight, ahead of time. The guests are real foodies, people who have never been to our place but who have done so much for me lately – I want to try something special. I’m a veggie but OK at cooking meat. Any ideas? Good to know even if you don’t see this in time. I’ll be popping by your pages for food inspiration again and again. I’m also Cumbrian but living in London, so I’m now off to the photography section to pine for ‘home’ x

    • Hey Kim , well im more than certain you can get some ideas off here.For veggie food you cant beat the natural dishes from Lenclume , you can adapt and simplify quite easily with a wee bit of imagination.Unfortunately i dont really do a recipe section , i should give that some thought.
      Tell you what….Hit them with the “Meat fruit” girl.

  5. Big thumbs up for your fantastic blog! Keep up the good work. Must meet up for a pint in Shipwrights and a fish and chip lunch at Crosby’s next time I’m over!

  6. Hi, I’m a big fan of your blog and your recipes. I’m also affiliated with a couple new-ish small scale restaurants in BKK – Seven Spoons and Sheepshank Public House. I’m fascinated by options for utilizing wild products in our food (gradual process). If you’re ever back again, please do contact me and I would love to invite you to sample some what I consider to be quite unique ingredients. Cheers, Regan

  7. I’ve been following, and really enjoying your blog for a while, but for some reason never “checked you out!” I assumed that you were a professional chef whose hobby was photography! Amazed to find that both are hobbies! The blog & the photography are way better than many “professional” ones! Kudos!

  8. I just by chance had to stumble across your web site!! AMAZING !!!!
    and your from Whitehaven to boot ! ( my Birthplace )
    I am a professional Chef by trade and I must say that through your blog & photography you are able to capture & deliver the passion & creativity from the Chefs & the kitchen on to web to your web site .
    I look forward to reading more
    Regards from Switzerland
    Simon Coulthard

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