Making the very best of Natures seasonal bounty.

I forage for it , i cook it , i style it , i photograph it  and then finally i can eat it .If the truth be known then the latter is probably my favourite part of the exercise. The whole process can be a pain in the butt and  takes a full day of…

September / October – Wild Mushroom time in the Lake District.

   It`s that time of year again up here in the Lake district. Unfortunately for the southerners, great chefs like the Legendary Simon Hulsone stuck down on the south coast in Torquay they`re having a very poor time of it ( shame Simon ) but up here in the Lake district….its full gear ahead.So August…

Finally….Our town gets a Fish shop.

I live in a small town called Whitehaven .It sits on the west coast  of Cumbria on the fringes of the English lake district. It has one of  those picturesque little fishing ports straight off a holiday postcard with a small fleet of fishing boats and bigger trawlers that operate out of the port. The…

Truffles in Umbria…..or Cumbria ?

I couldn`t resist venturing up to my nearest lake for a foray through the woodlands this morning , it was just too nice to stay indoors.I guess i`m a lucky guy because within 10 minutes i was out of the house, out of town and looking at this fantastic view on my way to the forest…