Basic Ingredients: Not your average cook school, Food Safari is the brainchild of Polly and Tim Robinson whose passion for Suffolk as “a perfect destination for foodie holidays” inspired them to find a way of offering ‘food experiences’. These ‘events’ tend to involve exploring the bountiful surroundings and hooking up with independent purveyors of quality produce to get some some hands-on experience and glean some useful knowledge along the way. Most courses are day-long affairs that cost about £150 – they include artisan bread-making, foraging, butchery, sausage-making, smokehouse workshops, fishing (Catch and Cook) and more. Let the Robinsons know if you plan to stay overnight or for the weekend, they know all the best places.
They say: We’ll take you behind-the-scenes of farms, smokehouses, bakeries and butcheries that are not normally open to the public. We hope the experience will help you to get to know the people and landscapes that make Suffolk special.
We say: Food Safari is a fab outfit that is truly local, earthy and authentic. City dwellers look out for a range of Food Safari courses that are coming to London this Autumn including Urban Foraging with Nick Saltmarsh. All courses are hosted by the Culinary Anthropologist Anna Colquhoun who has trained at the Tante Marie Cookery School in San Francisco and Berkley’s legendary restaurant, Chez Panisse. Courses take place in Anna’s teaching kitchen in Highbury, N5.
01728 621380; www.foodsafari.co.uk