Go foraging with one of the Hungry Boys


Fans of Channel 4’s Three Hungry Boys, where three of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s staff have to live off the land for a month will love this foraging break in Cornwall.

Led by the show’s Thom Hunt (above), a small group of enthusiasts will head out on a three-day food-finding mission around the 65 acre estate of the Budock Vean hotel

“There will be plenty of chances to learn new hands-on skills with lots of interesting ingredients many people will never have tried before,” says Thom. “The weekend covers the three disciplines of Wild Food – Fish, Wild Meats and Foraging and I aim to send my fellow foragers away after our time at the Budock Vean with the skills they need to survive in the wild – plus a goody bag to help them on their way!”

The three day break’s itinerary includes:

  • wild food foraging around the hotel’s 65 acres of grounds which run down to a private foreshore on the Helford River – how to identify a minimum of ten edible plants including flowers, seaweeds, fungi, shoots and roots
  • fish filleting and hot smoking – gutting, descaling, filleting and skinning fish – then smoking on a barbeque
  • meat and game preparation – including how to skin a rabbit, some simple butchery, then slow roasting in an underground oven in the
    hotel grounds
  • shellfish prep including how to pick and dress a crab

The three-night break is from April 5 to 8 and costs from £420 per person, dinner, B&B.

Click here to book the break at Budock Vean


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