All sorts of stuff on the go.
Have been all over the place this summer. Following a week in Southern Finland I did a couple of events in Estonia – one in Tallinn and the other on a remote farm a hundred kilometres away….. Spent a week or so traveling all over Georgia, did a spot of cooking, chatted to a few interesting foodie types, researched some fermentation recipes up in the mountains…..
I’m knocking a book proposal up as well
– all about fermentation in the North Atlantic – we’ve cobbled together a research team from various universities (Reykjavic, Nuuk & Faroes) in a project to document heritage foods such as rotten skate, fermented lamb & shark, and of course, kiviaq (fermented seabirds inside seals…). We’re looking at the science behind these foods and the stories that have shaped their creation. Looking like a pretty incredible struggle of man’s determination to survive in extremely harsh environments, using our ingenuity & dogged resilience to adapt & survive.
back in September was the best one ever – I cooked a Feast for 60 guests up on the Thursday evening, a hot & cold smoking workshop on Friday followed by the launch of the Survivalist Fermentation project with Sandor Katz on the Saturday.
I also have ravens
– I’ve been working with Chris, the Ravenmaster at the Tower of London in training up three of their four ravens that hatched on St George’s Day this year. Following all the media attention I’ve had to move them to a couple of more secure locations.. They will be returning to Suffolk shortly though.
Keep up to date with my current recipes, event appearances and more here.
I’m cooking an event with Gino D’Acampo at the Royal Berkshire Polo Club in November then off to Iceland for a week doing some more fermentation & general cooking bit’n’bobs.
I’m cooking and talking at the Country Living Christmas Fair in Islington in mid November and also the Spring Fair in Ally Pally in April.
I’m all done at The Boot now – It’s no longer my baby! – I set the whole thing up and the guys there are now running with it. Best of luck to them!