Winter Chanterelles and Amethyst Deceivers
Winter Chanterelles and Amethyst Deceivers

Our fungi forages for this year have now all sold out! If you’d like to go on the waiting list, please let us know via our contact form. The courses are being run in and around Scotland on Saturdays until 28 October 2023. We are currently working on our next tranche for next year, so do make sure you sign up to my mailing list so you don’t miss out.

The UK Truffle Festival

I’m venturing down South to give a talk about living on wild food at the UK Truffle Festival at Plumpton Racecourse, East Sussex on Saturday 11 November. The festival also holds the UK Truffle Dog Championships and other events such as cooking demos and tasters (not of the dogs, of the truffles!). Kids go free and it’s also dog friendly. The organisers say that tickets are selling fast so book yours below.

Donate to The Wildbiome™️ Project + news of how to get involved with Wildbiome™️ TWO!

Have you ever wondered what happens to your body when you only eat a diet of foraged foods? Well, I am currently running a citizen science project to research just that. Based on the observations myself and my friend, Matthew Rooney made during The Wilderness Cure, I have now partnered with 24 other foragers and Professor Tim Spector, who researches the gut microbiome at Imperial College London and founded the ZOE The Human Gut Microbiome Project. But testing doesn’t come cheap, which is why we need your help. For just the cost of cup of coffee, your donation could help us buy not only the blood tests needed to monitor the project, but the time and expertise to write up our findings for publication. If you can help us at all, please donate using the button below:

And if anyone wants to take part in Wildbiome™️ Two (perhaps next year) please email hello (at) monicawilde.com and ask to be put on the Wildbiome™️ Two list – to be contacted when there’s more certainty (aka funding!).

Also keep an eye out for a special edition of The Food Programme with Dan Saladino, Tim Spector and myself being broadcasted in September to announce the results of the Wildbiome™️ Project with contributions from many of the foragers. We’ve also been documenting the journeys of some of the participants and hope it will become a film. Keep up to date with it all by signing up to my newsletter and following me on TwitterFacebook • InstagramPinterest

The Wilderness Cure is out in paperback!

I am thrilled that The Wilderness Cure is now out in paperback and is available from all good bookshops! To learn more about it, click here.

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