Podcast | Episode One | John Wright of River Cottage


For the first episode of the Go Gather Wild podcast series I was delighted to talk to John Wright. John’s one of my biggest inspirations and his books have been a constant companion along my foraging journey.

Our chat covers everything from easy to make foraging mistakes to making your own Yarrow Gin, a recipe we’re keen to give a go… Enjoy!

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Welcome to episode one of the Go Gather Wild Podcast. In our first series we will hear from experts across the UK and Ireland in foraging on wild food.

To Launch the series we have John Wright from River Cottage. John is an expert on wild food and the author of the River Cottage Handbooks Mushrooms, Edible Seashore, Hedgerow, Booze and also The Naming of the Shrew. 

John Wright is a member of the British Mycological Society and a Fellow of the Linnaean Society. You can connect with him on Twitter or head over to his website Edible Bush.

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Month by month, John shows us what species can be found and where, how to identify them, and how to store, use and cook them. You’ll learn the stories behind the Latin names, the best way to tap a Birch tree, and how to fry an ant, make rosehip syrup and cook a hop omelette. 

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