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Sussex Foodie Experiences: Food & Fire

Cookery and foraging workshops

Jacqueline Wise is a professional chef, passionate gardener and hedgerow forager based in Pagham, near Chichester, West Sussex. She’s also the founder of Positively Delicious which runs regenerative-led Sussex foodie experiences. They are all about hyper-seasonal and organic produce, with a focus on soil health and helping us all understand the importance of how we source and cook our meals, reduce food waste, improve our own mental and physical health and the health of the planet, through inspirational and energising food experiences. 

Positively Delicious also organise all sorts of fabulous foodie experiences including foraging walks and picnics, fire-cookery workshop days, supper clubs and live cookery theatres and feast nights. And one such event is their forthcoming Connection through Cookery event. 

Sussex foodie experiences

Foraging & Fire-Cookery Experience Days

If you love good food and are keen to learn creative de-stressing skills to last a lifetime, this might be for you. It’s all about discovering wild edibles (and their herbal powers), seasonal food and how to cook over fire – all set in a magical woodland setting. Led by Jacqueline Wise this is one for enjoying the simple pleasures of nourishing food, and big doses of foodie wellbeing inspiration.

What’s on the agenda? 

This is a wonderful way to spend a day and includes:

-Wild herbal tea ritual welcome drink and sweet treats
-Introduction to ‘Connection through Cookery’ – how to use a mindful approach to nature, herbs & cooking to reduce stress
-Foraging walk
-Wild-inspired cocktails/mocktails and canapes
-Hands-on communal Fire Cookery Lesson with recipes to keep, using seasonal and foraged ingredients
-Create and enjoy a communal meal with complimentary organic wine/soft drink
-Learn how to create positive mental, physical and environmental change through eating ‘Regenerative food’
-Cleansing smoke sticks/wild herb foot bath to finish

Foraging and cookery workshops


How about the following menu to tantalise your taste buds?

Fire-cooked sorrel & homegrown chilli flatbreads
Tenderized & marinated Pasture-fed steak with wild garlic mayonnaise
Slow-roasted pork shoulder in local cider & wild fennel
Wild greens pesto orzo pasta with crispy High Weald Dairy halloumi & chilli oil
Fire-roasted red onion, potato & cauliflower, peanut satay sauce & sticky-weed (Vegan, GF)
Red cabbage, apple & onion ‘slaw with lemon juice & yoghurt (V, GF)
Heritage tomato & ground ivy salad with balsamic vinegar
Fire-baked chocolate stuffed fruits with salted caramel sauce & crumble

All dietary requirements can be catered for, as long as we are notified in advance.

Venues include Jacobs Ladder Farms, Uckfield, West Sussex and Surrey Hills Yurts, near Dorking, Surrey, and the next events are on: Tuesday 11th July, Dorking, Saturday 5th August, Uckfield, Tuesday 12th September, Dorking and Saturday 28th October, Uckfield. You can find out more here: Foraging and fire cookery And here: 

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