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Foragers Summit

Mo's been rummaging in the Hebrides again.

We've been adventuring.  A likely bunch of bright young things met up on Islay last week, and Mo was there to capture their wild ramblings.  Inspired and encouraged by The Botanist Gin, foragers gathered in the Hebrides last week to explore the island and connect with this season's flavours.  The wild things gathered in the island's bounty for a foraged feast.  Amongst the coterie, our old pals Craig Grozier, Mark Williams, James Forrest and Abigail Clephane were joined by Magnus, John Horne, Nick Weston, Lucia Stuart, Fergus Drennan, Jesper Launder, James Donaldson, Alexander Smith and the delightful Vijay Mulaliar made an appearance from Singapore.  

Mackerel, scallops and sea urchins were cooked and eaten within minutes of coming out of Loch Indaal.  Pollack was strapped to a plank with ramsons, seawood and garum and cooked on the beach fire.  Playing, cooking, exploring, learning, foraging, feasting and full belly laughs all round.  It was a phenomenal array of adventure and creativity out in our favourite Scottish playground.