Guest Blog: Alison Henderson | Cooking fish outdoors

Guest Blog: Alison Henderson | Cooking fish outdoors

Who are we? We are Dave, Jules, Ali and Rob, all good friends and are fire and food fanatics. What do we do? We teach, make fire, forage, cook and entertain - in the Wild! Ingredients and the environment are hugely important to us and shape what we do and our ethos: local seasonal sustainable simple - the ingredients are the star of the show, not the wizardry of the chef On 4th August, Dave and Ali hosted ‘Fire & Feast #2’ - a full day, hands on workshop when participants learnt how to cook in the outdoors, deep in The Woods of East Lothian. Backwoodsman skills of building and maintaining fire and wild cheffing skills such as ponassing fish (curing and then hot smoking it over fire) roasting, baking in salt & cooking in an earth oven were all covered. We then kicked back, late afternoon for a magical Woodland Feast around the campfire. The Feast To start, a fire cooked to taste of the sea: Ponassed...
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Guest blog – Alison Henderson, Colstoun Cookery School

Guest blog – Alison Henderson, Colstoun Cookery School

Colstoun Cookery School Scotland Alison Henderson, freelance forager, recipe developer and cookery school teacher at Colstoun Cookery School recently held a Fish & Seafood course for her students. Colstoun Cookery School Scotland offer a range of day long cookery courses, aimed at students of all abilities who want to learn how to make delicious food. They use only locally sourced ingredients (where possible) from East Lothian and pride themselves on being the greenest cookery school in Scotland. Using renewable heat and LED lighting to composting all of their food waste, they aim to be as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible. In their very first year, Colstoun Cookery School won the Scottish Rural Award for Best Start Up and in 2018 we were finalists in the Rural Education category. They've taught thousands of students from many varying levels of expertise, from absolute beginners through to the team of a Michelin Star restaurant. Their doors are open to students of all abilities, all they ask...
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East Lothian Food and Drink ‘Made by Us’ campaign promotion

East Lothian Food and Drink ‘Made by Us’ campaign promotion

'Made By Us' campaign promotion Ramsay Zenati at Port Seton Harbour Ramsay, fifth generation of the family business (grandson of the late James Dickson 1933-2011), helping to promote the fishing industry in East Lothian, being photographed at Port Seton harbour by Emma Martin of East Lothian Food and Drink, for the 'Made by Us' campaign.His photo will be used in promotional material and has also been made into a pull up banner, which was used at last year's Highland Show.East Lothian Food and Drink ltd is making history, they are the world’s first county, coming together of food and drink companies, though a legal binding process called a Business Improvement District.Our products are Made by Us, by people who are passionate about what they do and the environment they work in. East Lothian encompasses the sea and coast, the rolling farmland and glorious Lammermuirs, a stunning backdrop to the highest quality products found in Scotland.Visit the East Lothian Food and Drink website for...
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