Introduction to Cooking Over Fire

Join us for a day in the woods celebrating cooking over fire in the great outdoors.
March 6, 2021

Start Time

10:00 am

end Time

4:30 pm

PRICING

£150 per person

The Woods

The Salt Box

Red Oak Barn

Priory Farm Estate

South Nutfield

Surrey RH1 4EJ

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Freshly brewed tea, coffee and sweet treat on arrival
Fire-lighting workshop, using natural tinder
Cookery workshop led by our experienced tutors
A selection of freshly cooked dishes
Digital recipe pack
All ingredients, equipment and apron will be provided

Learn how to tame the fire and create delicious meals in a relaxed and informative environment surrounded by the crackle and pop of the fire.

Release your inner woodsman or woman with an Introduction to Cooking Over Fire kindling edition. Join us in our private woodland glen on the Priory Farm Estate to learn the ancient skill of creating and cooking over an open fire.

 

At The Salt Box, each and every menu, supper or event is centred around the flames. Whether it’s cooking our food, warming our guests or simply providing light for us to work by, we are never far from a fire. And yet the skill of creating fire has been lost to the convenience of lighters, matches and an ever-more-sophisticated range of camping gear! With this course, we aim to restore this ancient skill and demonstrate how an outdoor feast tastes far better cooked over a crackling fire.

 

Our food-filled adventure starts with a foraging walk up to our woodland glen, gathering a selection of wild ingredients on our way. We will give you tips on how to identify seasonal hedgerow edibles, highlighting the tasty morsels that nature’s larder has to offer. 

 

After a restorative cuppa in our woodland kitchen, we will then turn our attention to the main business of the day; lighting our fires. You will learn to build, light and control the fire. We will guide you in your wood selection and teach you to spark your flame by demonstrating multiple methods.

 

Fires crackling and curiosity sparked, we will then introduce you to a medley of basic fire cookery methods, including the skillets cooking, grilling, coal baking and hot smoking. Keen to pass on methods that are safe for the environment and for yourselves, we will give you tips on sustainably sourcing your firewood and also advise you on how to practice your new skill as safely as possible. 

 

Expect to head home smelling of wood smoke, with plenty of food and fire in your bellies. We’ll send you an email recipe pack so that you can get started at home straight away.

What We Cover

Traditional fire lighting and fire safety

 

Fire management

 

Introduction to fire cookery techniques and methods, creating a selection of dishes to enjoy throughout the day. 

 

Knife safety.

 

Wood selection and uses.

DIETARY REQUIREMENTS

This course is not suitable for Vegetarians.

Our menus are best suited for flexible, adventurous eaters with a strong focus on seasonally and locally inspired ingredients, including wild and foraged foods sourced from nature’s larder.

 

Due to the nature of our events and in order to uphold high-quality standards we are only able to accommodate limited dietary requests at our dining events and cookery courses. Our dining events are intimate affairs with small groups, centred around a set menu lovingly prepared in our remote woodland kitchen by our small kitchen team, therefore preparing a separate menu to cater for dietary needs is not always possible. 

 

Dietary needs must always have been communicated and approved prior to booking your seat at our table, and must be advised to our team no later than 7 days prior to the event so that our chef’s can make the necessary arrangements.

please note

The course content is subject to change.

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book your seat

Please note that due to the additional COVID-19 restrictions in place, tickets to our events and courses are currently only available for a minimum of 2 guests per booking. At our courses, each booking group (2+) will share a fire-pit and cookery station, to ensure social distancing between all guests. This will be reviewed as and when government guidelines are revised.

Are you gifting this experience to a family or friend?

Once you’ve booked your seats, we have a selection of Gift Options available:

Personalised Gift Voucher

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Signature Gift Set & Voucher

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