Release your inner woodsman or woman with our new Advanced Cooking Over Fire course – our ‘Ember’ edition. Join us in our private woodland glen on the Priory Farm Estate to expand your knowledge on 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.
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 and managing our fires. You will learn to build, light and control the fire using traditional flint and steel. We will guide you in your wood selection and teach you to spark your flame by demonstrating multiple types of tinder.
Fires crackling and curiosity sparked, we will then introduce you to a medley of more advanced fire cookery methods, including asado, spit roasting, planking and coal baking. 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.