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Fruits of the Forage - A Culinary Wander Through Our Woods And Gardens

I was excited when I first read the Taster Menu on the ‘Fruits of the Forage’ Facebook page for the February Wild Food Club meal. Our experience the other Monday night at the Poacher’s Inn in Bollington, East Cheshire, did not disappoint. In fact it confirmed categorically that the humblest of ingredients, in skilful and imaginative hands, can be elevated into something truly exquisite. 
This is how it read:—
Wild Garlic & Three Cornered Leek Soup, pickled wild garlic buds and wild seed foccacia. *** Braised Pheasant & Morels (V/Braised Cauliflower & Morels) with spiced yoghurt, chickweed pakora and wild garlic naan *** Hogweed Marinated Beetroot, pickled damsons, blue cheese, pear, dandelion leaves *** Roasted Duck Breast (V/Scorched Purple Sprouting Broccoli) Kale, pickled cherries, crab apple and red cabbage, duck fat fondant potatoes *** Northern Lemon Sorbet, frozen apple, wild stone liquor *** Apple Pear Pastries, damson ice cream, damson gin sauce *** Wild Sweets & Winter Warme…