Welcome to Wild Kitchen, a unique food experience, based in Lahinch. Co.Clare. We offer some-thing different, guided Wild Food Walks on land and seashore. Join us to discover and identify delicious, edible, wild plants. Seaweed, like the Truffle of the Sea, Dilisk and Sea Spirulina. Enjoy all that the land has to offer, from the vast variety of plants like Watercress, Pignuts, Samphire and Ramsons. Find out what’s in season and discover our fifth taste, Umami. Sustainably harvest this free food and learn how to dry and use it in many exciting ways.
A Wild Food Walk is a delight, an engagement with nature, but it is also a journey into a secret world where and you will learn about the exceptional nutritional value and unique taste of wild plants, how to identify them, what not to eat or touch, what’s in season, tasting as we go, all the while taking in the beautiful scenery of Co.Clare, The Burren and the Wild Atlantic Way.
Wild Food is seasonal, local, nutritious, and FREE. Beneficial to human health and can be used as food medicine. We have about 8000 edible plants available to us globally and most of us eat only a tiny fraction of these. Our bodies have evolved over tens of thousands of years to deal with a varied diet of hundreds of plants and modern living now can leave us with less than 20 plant sources of food and much of this is processed.
So we often have a nutritional deficit, a taste deficit and a nature deficit, hence wild food.
Walks can be arranged to suit all ages and abilities, Scouts, School Tours, Walking Clubs,Cookery Schools, Chefs and GIY/Gardening Groups, Families and individuals.
I can bring basic equipment to put together a wild food lunch, over-looking the ocean, a fully immersive food experience.
We create ”Wild Kitchen”Pop Up Food Experiences in fantastic, unusual venues for groups and parties. Just ask.
Call Oonagh at +353 876877890 or email me at info(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)wildkitchen.ie.
Wild Kitchen is a member of the Burren Food Trail, EDEN award winners for ”Tourism and local Gastronomy.”
”Many thanks again for a delightful adventure in the art of culinary genius…. One would never expect a harvest of such goodies at our feet. Thank you for opening our eyes”. Moe Johnson, Canada