Considered by some to be a little eccentric but, I swear, not as mad as my younger brother. My interest in The Foragers is largely filial; I find my brothers enthusiasm for this venture quite infectious.
I like to earn my keep when I am visiting St. Albans so in the past I have filleted trout, skinned rabbits & squirrel. In the future if there is a show or event that needs catering for I intend to help with the preparation; after all my skill as a pastry cook is almost professional.
I have been an angler for all of my life & my main pastime now. I prefer to catch for the table and have supplied, when I can, The Foragers with rainbow trout, whiting, black bream, conger eel & dogfish. I occasionally take my brother with me but he does get in the bloody way & invariably gets tangled with my line. I am hoping in the future to show them how to make dogfish escalope in light batter which while being delicious will help me reduce the dogfish population, they plague me. I swear I could catch them on the moon.
Obviously like Gerald I am a country boy and can claim the luckless task of training Gerald to fish. He still follows me around getting in the way! I can think of nothing better than rolling a bunch of worms down a swim in search of a salmon or a large brown trout and watching all the wildlife.
I am also a very keen gardener I have an allotment and a large greenhouse, recently we have been talking about raising some wild plants for The Foragers kitchen.