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Sea Foraging With Chef Robin

Fishing & lunch at the seashore anyone? Your chance to learn what you can sustainably catch in BC oceans without a boat. Your wildcraft guide will discuss how to forage for seaweed, fish, crab, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, clams, scallops, oysters, geoduck, mussels and lots more seafood in BC. Chef Robin will be talking about…

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August 11, 2022

What to forage in spring in the Pacific Northwest

In the Pacific Northwest, there are spring flowers, tasty leaves, salty seaweeds and savoury mushrooms that come up from March to May.  The wonderful thing about harvesting your own ingredients is the journey it takes you on, out into the fields and forests to explore and then home to your kitchen to cook with family…

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April 2, 2022

Dhalpuri roti with furikake

I was inspired to create some more new recipes this rainy November (I cook to stave off the cloudy weather blues).  In my new coastal foraging cookbook I have a recipe for bullwhip kelp furikake, so having lots of this spice mix around I thought I’d try it as a flavour accent to handmade dhalpuri…

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December 3, 2021

Coastal Forager’s Cookbook

In a lifetime of living between the Pacific Ocean and the Coast mountains, I’ve gathered a pocketful of delicious local plants, mushrooms and seafood into my little green recipe book. The resulting cookbook is a family heirloom where original recipes from my mother, grandmother and chef friends mingle with my own experiments with wild ingredients….

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September 21, 2021

How to cook spot prawns

Spot prawn season is short in BC, only 4-6 short weeks starting in May so you better make the best of your precious catch.  Here are 3 great cooking methods that preserve the sweet, delicate meat of the prawn, the key is to not overcook them.  I would suggest trying one prawn by itself so…

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May 30, 2021

Elderflower Sumac Hot Cross Bun recipe with Chef Robin – From harvest to baking

Come bake and forage with me!  Try this elderflower sumac hot cross bun recipe, I guarantee you’ve never tasted these beauties before.  My family are hot cross bun lovers, my grandma makes amazing ones and I get voracious cravings for them every year.  I had a lot of fun playing with a recent sourdough hot…

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May 20, 2021

Chef Robin’s Vlog on Cooking & Foraging in the Pacific Northwest

If you want to follow my culinary adventures online, I’ll be posting weekly videos on my YouTube Channel below.  Lots of recipes and handpicking ingredients from the coasts and mountains of BC. https://youtu.be/meJqlLocG5w

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February 24, 2021

Comfort food: The nostalgia of taste

My mom and her bro – Birthday cake triggers nostalgia in many Comfort food feeds our souls, eating a dish from our childhood can create a calm, happy glow.  These kinds of foods take a wide range of forms (my partner loves Old El Paso Taco kits!!!), but what makes them memorable?  It’s definitely not…

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January 29, 2021

Not all onions make you cry : The flavour secrets of onions

I’m a little crazy. I took a perfectly good Saturday morning and used it to conduct an onion tasting experiment. There was much tearing as I sniffed at each of the 10 specimens, my partner was snickering at me from his computer the whole time. Onions are a culinary staple across cuisines, so why don’t…

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January 17, 2021

Avgolemono soup with Truffles

One of my all time favourite recipes for featuring black or white truffles; a simple soup with truffles.  This recipe calls for fresh truffles, but you can use a good truffle oil if you don’t have access to fresh.  It’s important when using truffles that you don’t have too many competing flavours.  Truffles are expensive…

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December 30, 2020