Forage is run by me, Liz Knight from my kitchen in rural Herefordshire. I am a forager who teaches wild cookery courses, does a bit of writing & with the help of my friends and often a band of children (See Picking for Pocket Money) makes a range of wild / botanical flavourings.
I grew up in normal street in a normal town just outside London. When I was 8 I walked passed Cath & Vics house. Vic gave me a biscuit & Cath showed me a greenhouse full of cherry tomatoes, fushias and mind-your-own-business. From the day I met Cath & ate a plump fushia berry squashed into the flesh of a cherry tomato, life was never quite the same again.
I spent my early 20s wearing a badly fitted suit working in offices devoid of daylight, but then I got lucky & spent a few years working with older in day centres in Monmouthshire. These people knew food; they taught me how to make butter, what cuts of meat to buy & how to cook it, what leaves to nibble on & and what food should really taste like... Thanks to them I got a fire in my belly about the wild, wonderful food of Britain & that fire turned into Forage.
So now when the kids go to school & the porridge is cleaned away, I make my wares...tiny batches of big flavour that capture everything Cath, Vic, all those amazing people in the Day Centres showed me. I hope you like their style. (oh and I still haven't eaten Mind-Your-Own-Business)