Foraging Videos, TV, Podcasts and Radio
Below is a selection of short films, podcasts and TV/Radio appearances featuring Mark Williams and Galloway Wild Foods over the years…
To read blogs, reviews and articles on Galloway Wild Foods events, click here
Fim maker Michelle Sanders made this short film featuring Mark foraging for and talking about fungi
A day with Border Life foraging in woodland, coastal and urban locations then cooking up a wild feast. A beautiful day in Galloway, captured in this 15 minute film:
Border Life Episode 28 – Play from 9 minutes 42 seconds
A half hour featuring Mark on BBC Radio 4’s Food Programme exploring wild UK spices and the search for a Scottish curry. Listen by clicking below, and read the accompanying blog here.
“That day foraging with you was one of my most memorable Food Programme recordings ever. Standing in the river while you expiated on angelica seeds I thought, This is Happiness! And the food you made! …we had an enormous excited reaction to the programme on social media”
– Sheila Dillon, The Food Programme, BBC Radio 4.
A lot of Mark’s work involves looking at how foraged flavours can work in drinks and cocktails. This film show what happened when Mark invited some of foragy/boozy/cheffy friends from around the UK over to the island of Islay to play with wild flavours…
Wild Cocktail competition – a great wee film of The Caledonian Barman’s Cup, where the competitors had to come up with a cocktail based on The Botanist Gin and ingredients they had foraged for themselves. The 6 finalists were then given a “mystery box” of ingredients (foraged and prepared by myself, top mixologists and chefs) and had 20 minutes to invent a new cocktail. I got to be judge too, which was a lot of fun!
Shoot with chef Nick Nairn for BBC Landward: Autumn fungi foraging – ceps and hedgehog fungi
Short pilot for a proposed foraging TV series. A bit light on detail, but we meet pink purslane and hedgehog fungi and cook up a feast with pheasant, elderberries and loads of other wild treats.
We shot this video at a huge fungi forage I led in Galloway Forest Park. Lots of tips and thoughts on mushroom foraging in general. My top 5 foraging tips are here and you can read more about the species I mention here.
Having fun catching razor (spoot) clams – shunning the traditional “pour salt down the hole” method, I prefer Mollusc Wrestling, or Sporting Spooting…
Read more about the joys of spoot clams on my wild food guide here.
Border News feature on autumn foraging in Galloway (Click Picture)