Hunter Gather Cook

Adventures in Wild Food

Nick Weston



ISBN: 9781784944179

PUBLICATION DATE: August 22, 2019

CATEGORY: Food and Drink

BINDING: Hardback

EXTENT: 248pp

Hunter Gather Cook is a foraging, butchery and fire-cookery school founded by Nick Weston, and Adventures in Wild Food is the compendium of 8 years of working in the woods and experimenting with a huge amount of wild plants, fur, feather and fire. With Nick’s expertise and enthusiasm you’ll learn how to turn the countryside into your very own larder and kitchen. Taste your way through the woods, fields and meadows, discovering mouth-watering recipes for deer, rabbit and game and delicious wild cocktails to toast your culinary adventures.

From how to make a fire from scratch, fire cookery techniques, game butchery, wild plant and mushroom identification and wild cocktails to a heavy load of traditional and not so traditional recipes involving the raw, the cured and the cooked. This book will give you all the tools to become the ultimate 21st century hunter-gatherer, with stunning photography from the legendary food photographer David Loftus. If you need a bit of wild in your life, then this is the book for you!

Meet the author Nick Weston

Nick Weston is a hunter, forager, fisherman and chef from Sussex in the UK. He left London after three years working as a freelance chef in the events industry and built a treehouse in a quiet Sussex wood from recycled and natural materials. For the following six months, he lived in the woods completely off-grid to gain a better understanding of how to use wild ingrediants by foraging, fishing and hunting for all his ingrediants, supplemented by a few basic larder staples and a small vegetable patch. This provided him with a rich, varied diet and self-sufficient lifestyle, which would go on to form the ethos of Hunter, Gather, Cook.

Hunter Gather Cook was established in 2011 with the vision to create a foraging and cookery school that blended a mixture of foraging, game butchery and fire cookery with an emphasis on creating high-end dishes using wild produce. Eight years on, and many courses later, Hunter Gather Cook has passed on their knowledge and skills to thousands of people with a passion for wild food and fire.