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Making movies for ‘Woodlands TV’!

“Foraging Boletus Mushrooms in the Woodlands”

Dear Foraging Friend and ‘Gastronome’ Fraser Simpson takes us on his 5th culinary journey searching for gourmet mushrooms with Film Maker Claudia Nye.

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love on a shroomBoletus edulis (English: cep, penny bun, porcino, or king bolete, usually called porcini) is a basidiomycete fungus, and the type species of the genus Boletus.

The fungus grows in deciduous and coniferous forests and tree plantations, forming symbiotic ectomycorrhizal associations with living trees by enveloping the tree’s underground roots with sheaths of fungal tissue. The fungus produces spore-bearing fruit bodiesabove ground in summer and autumn. The fruit body has a large brown cap which on occasion can reach 35 cm (14 in) in diameter and 3 kg (6.6 lb) in weight.

Like other boletes, it hasCapture boletus purple tubes extending downward from the underside of the cap, rather than gills; spores escape at maturity through the tube openings, or pores. The pore surface of the B. edulis fruit body is whitish when young, but ages to a greenish-yellow. The stout stipe, or stem, is white or yellowish in colour, up to 25 cm (10 in) tall and 10 cm (3.9 in) thick, and partially covered with a raised network pattern, or reticulations.

Prized as an ingredient in various foods, B. edulis is an edible mushroom held in high regard in many cuisines, and is commonly prepared and eaten in soups, pasta, or risotto.

Some Boletus are not edible however, but perform a fascinating little trick when exposed to the air….

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See the film here!

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To see the other episodes in this series of films click on the links below…

1.  How to identify the AMMONITE mushrooms – namely the most deadly series in the UK.

2. Wild Mushroom Foraging in the Woods – Russula Series.

3.  Mushrooms Growing on Trees.

4. Finding Hedgehog Mushrooms in the Woodlands.

and this one… 5. Finding Boletus Mushrooms in the Woodlands.

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Foraging for the Best of Ingredients

“A Little Bit on the Side”

Fraser is currently developing a catering and/or supply business which is primarily vegetarian, with meat dishes that can be served ‘on the side’.

To contact Fraser email at:

fraser@alittlebitontheside.co.uk

info@alittlebitontheside.co.uk

 

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claudia nye mugshotOriginally from Argentina, Claudia is a Scarborough based, award winning BAFTA nominated documentary film maker with 21 years experience in the field of media.

Her work ranges from broadcast (BBC/Channel Four) to private and public Commissions (Film Council/European Fund), through facilitating community based projects with the youth, and teaching in FE and HE sectors.

These movies are for Woodlands.TV and should all be ready to view online in a few months.

Will post the links ‘as and when’. X

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Making movies for ‘Woodlands TV’!

Dear Foraging Friend and ‘Gastronome’ Fraser Simpson takes us on a culinary journey in the “Mushrooms that Grow on Trees Series” with Film Maker Claudia Nye.

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Turkey-Tail-Mushrooms-in-Buttermilk-Falls-State-Park-Ithaca-New-York-USATree decay fungi – Identification and Significance.

The Kingdom of Fungi is vast and remains somewhat mysterious. Fungi play vital roles in many ecosystems and are crucial to the lifecycles of many plant species on this planet. With a feeling connections between fungi and trees remain somewhat un-bridged, we have decided to collaborate our knowledge, research and observations here; as an aid to all.  Fungi can be put into three groups distinguished by how they feed:  (read more…)

 

This being the festive season we have added a little ‘RUDOLPH The Red Nosed Reindeer’ to the mix… see if you can spot him :-) Have a HAPPY CHRISTMAS, a Cool YULE and a Very Happy and Prosperous NEW YEAR 2015!

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Capture fraser film gastronome. smiling.

See the film here!

Foraging for the Best of Ingredients

“A Little Bit on the Side”

Fraser is currently developing a catering and/or supply business which is primarily vegetarian, with meat dishes that can be served ‘on the side’.

To contact Fraser email at:

fraser@alittlebitontheside.co.uk

info@alittlebitontheside.co.uk

 

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claudia nye mugshotOriginally from Argentina, Claudia is a Scarborough based, award winning BAFTA nominated documentary film maker with 21 years experience in the field of media.

Her work ranges from broadcast (BBC/Channel Four) to private and public Commissions (Film Council/European Fund), through facilitating community based projects with the youth, and teaching in FE and HE sectors.

These movies are for Woodlands.TV and should all be ready to view online in a few months.

Will post the links ‘as and when’. X

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To see the more episodes in this series click on the link below…

How to identify the RUSSULA mushrooms – namely the most deadly series in the UK.

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How to identify the AMMONITE mushrooms – namely the most deadly series in the UK.

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Making movies for ‘Woodlands TV’!

“Wild Mushroom Foraging in the Woodlands”

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Russula_xerampelina(mgw-05)Dear Foraging Friend and ‘Gastronome’ Fraser Simpson takes us on a culinary journey in the “Russula Series” with Film Maker Claudia Nye.

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Around 750 worldwide species of mycorrhizal mushrooms compose the genus Russula. They are typically common, fairly large, and brightly colored – making them one of the most recognizable genera among mycologists and mushroom collectors.

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Capture fraser film gastronome. smiling.

See the film here!

Foraging for the Best of Ingredients

“A Little Bit on the Side”

Fraser is currently developing a catering and/or supply business which is primarily vegetarian, with meat dishes that can be served ‘on the side’.

To contact Fraser email at:

fraser@alittlebitontheside.co.uk

info@alittlebitontheside.co.uk

 

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claudia nye mugshotOriginally from Argentina, Claudia is a Scarborough based, award winning BAFTA nominated documentary film maker with 21 years experience in the field of media.

Her work ranges from broadcast (BBC/Channel Four) to private and public Commissions (Film Council/European Fund), through facilitating community based projects with the youth, and teaching in FE and HE sectors.

These movies are for Woodlands.TV and should all be ready to view online in a few months.

Will post the links ‘as and when’. X

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To see the Pilot Episode in this series click on the link below…

How to identify the AMMONITE mushrooms – namely the most deadly series in the UK.

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The ‘MUNCHIES’ Food Channel Presents:

 THE ROADKILL CONNOISSEUR

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Capture - Roadkill Connoisseur - Flesh is flesh

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Southern Fried Squirrel”

& “Squirrel Pot-Sticker Dumplings”.

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IMG_1042A ‘How to’ film for the MUNCHIES food Channel.

I spent a very pleasurable half day with two guys from VICE / Freemantle Media UK making a show for their “How to…” series.

MUNCHIES chronicles the wide spectrum of the global culinary experience. They liked how I combine roadkill with various forms of cookery styles and ingredients and asked if I would cook for the show. I enjoyed links to the other episodes so said yes!

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I made two of my “Feral Fusion” recipes using squirrel - “Southern Fried Squirrel” & “Squirrel Pot-Sticker Dumplings”.  They were very tasty and the show is pretty funny, lol.

 

Click on the recipe titles for ingredients and methods.  if the link doesn’t work yet it is because the post is still under construction!

Save this page and I will update ASAP.

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Southern Fried Squirrel”

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“Squirrel Pot-Sticker Dumplings”.

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Making movies for ‘Woodlands TV’!

Dear friend and fellow forager Fraser Simpson explains how to identify the AMMONITE mushrooms – namely the most deadly series in the UK.

Fraser Simpson – a ‘Happy Haptic’ and Wild Food Forager – has also been making movies with the ultra talented Claudia Nye.

Amanita_muscariaUnfortunately there is no golden rule when it comes to identifying unfamiliar mushrooms, edible or otherwise. Deadly poisonous toadstools can share the same characteristics as many edible fungi.  It helps to have an expert on hand….

See the pilot film here!

 

Apart from being a very knowledgeable forager Fraser is also an incredibly talented professional artist.  He is enthralled with the haptic .  Taking what is intrinsically a valueless, readily available material, bone, he sculpts beautiful objects using a few basic hand tools most of which are to be found in “granddad’s shed”.

fraser Simpson - The Happy HapticHe draws his inspiration from a broad range of interests but his main influences are anthropological, symbolic and the mathematical structures of nature.  His work is inspired by the many anonymous artists working in bone since, archaeologists maintain, art began, including:

The Original Cave Man, Many Tribal artisans around the world, Scrimshanders, French Prisoners of War, Netsuke Makers.

Fraser is currently working on building interest in bone carving through a series of workshops, exhibitions and lectures.  He is also making the first tentative steps in collating a book on the subject matter.

Fraser’s art harks back to a life more simple when time itself seemed slower and more readily available. A time that can be recreated, he has found, through the practice of bone carving.  He is currently working on a project using the bones from the Ox Roast in Windsor which was held to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

To contact Fraser email at:

fraser@alittlebitontheside.co.uk

info@alittlebitontheside.co.uk

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claudia nye mugshotOriginally from Argentina, Claudia is a Scarborough based, award winning BAFTA nominated documentary film maker with 21 years experience in the field of media.

Her work ranges from broadcast (BBC/Channel Four) to private and public Commissions (Film Council/European Fund), through facilitating community based projects with the youth, and teaching in FE and HE sectors.

These movies are for Woodlands.TV and should all be ready to view online in a few months.

Will post the links ASAP. X

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Orientation Travel Productions and Dutch host Thomas Acda go on a “Roadkill Road Trip” around North Yorkshire with yours truly!

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orientationSpent a wonderfully full day on a warm and sunny Summer Solstice filming a pilot episode with the Orientation Production team of five wonderfully funny folk from the Netherlands.

The host, Thomas Acda, is a well known rock star, song writer, actor and comedian.  He is making a series very similar to that of Anthony Bourdain; traveling the world, meeting new and interesting people and having epiphanies through culinary experiences.

The day was spent foraging, exploring the beautiful countryside, looking for roadkill, cooking it, chatting and having a fun time.  We ended around a camp fire with some fantastic friends/ local musicians.  We certainly showed them some good old Yorkshire hospitality.

Sorry, not allowed to post anything else until the program is aired on mainstream Dutch TV this year.  Will post links ASAP.

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Making a “How To…” film for the ‘MUNCHIES’ food Channel!

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IMG_1042“How To Cook Roadkill” for the MUNCHIES food Channel.

I spent a very pleasurable half day with two guys from VICE / Freemantle Media UK making a show for their “How to…” series.

MUNCHIES chronicles the wide spectrum of the global culinary experience. They liked how I combine roadkill with various forms of cookery styles and ingredients and asked if I would cook for the show. I enjoyed links to the other episodes so said yes!

I made two of my “Feral Fusion” recipes using squirrel - “Southern Fried Squirrel” & “Squirrel Pot-Stickers Dumplings”.  They were very tasty and the show promises to be pretty funny, lol.

It should be ready to view online in a few months with a working title of “From Tarmac to Table!”.

freemantlemedia ukCan’t disclose anything else because it hasn’t aired yet but will post the link ASAP. X

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Making movies for ‘Woodlands TV’!

claudia nye mugshotLately I have been making movies with the ultra talented Claudia Nye.

Originally from Argentina, Claudia is a Scarborough based, award winning BAFTA nominated documentary film maker with 21 years experience in the field of media.

Her work ranges from broadcast (BBC/Channel Four) to private and public Commissions (Film Council/European Fund), through facilitating community based projects with the youth, and teaching in FE and HE sectors.

These movies are for Woodlands.TV and should be ready to view online in a few months.

Can’t disclose which films are being made yet but will post the links ASAP. X

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JAPANESE INSPIRED WISHING TREE

Nomadic Village 2012

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 (Completed during my artists residency at the Nomadic Village 2012)

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From the preview photos I had noticed that there were some beautiful old trees on the proposed village site.  It thought it would be wonderful to create a ‘wishing tree’.  It would be in response to the place and situation which anyone can contribute to during the event.

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The idea was inspired by journeys in Japan.  It consists of simply writing a wish, a votive offering or message to a loved one and hanging them in the tree for nature to deliver at the right time.  A living tree would be great for this mythological practice, but would require the ability and permission to grow and continue independently long after we have moved on.

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A large branch was actually used, set into a base, and decorated with intentions by the local school children who came to participate in a ‘Wishing Tree’ workshop.

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The tree was ceremoniously burnt at the end, releasing everyone’s wishes.

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Nomadic Village

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See the blogs on my other projects created whilst at Nomadic Village -

PLACENTA PABULUM (Project 2 0f 3)

… which lead onto more Placenta work the following year and still to date…

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 “PREOCCUPIED with PLACENTAS”

My Experimental Adventures Making Beautiful Things from Placenta

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Sheela-Na-Gig DISCO BOOTIES FINISHED NOT LIT PLACENTA 'FUNKY-BABY' DISCO BOOTIES Placenta Skin Baby Booties sock monkey portrait Sheela-Na-Gig painted in blood, Nomadic Village 2012 Placenta Print BW Sheela-Na-Gig lino print  in blood/ black food colouring, Nomadic Village 2012 A Womb With a View see through placenta ket ring

umbilical clamp added to the harey purse placenta skin keyring and hares tail ROUND PATCH OF PLACENTA IN THE WINDOW WITH OLIVEPLACENTA PATCHY IN THE SKY Placenta cookery in Olive, Nomadic Village 2012

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SHAMANIC ROADKILL CAPE – (Project 1 of 3)

Made from recycled materials and bronze tipit feathers from the capes of seven golden roadkill pheasants.

  2 years in the making, completed at NOMADIC VILLAGE 2012,

Modeled beautifully by Visual and Shamanic Artist KATIE SURRIDGE of London.

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Shamanic Roadkill Cape

Shamanic Roadkill Cape

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“POLARITY”

“Cernunnos and The Bringer Of Light to Dark Places” – AKA – “The Horned Lord and the Witch”.

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The Joining - Cernunos & The  Bringer Of Light to Dark Places.  Lino Print 08

The Joining – Cernunos & The Bringer Of Light to Dark Places. Lino Print 08

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“The feminine is pure, boundless and infinite energy moving freely without any particular direction.

It is directionless but immense, ever changing, beautiful and destructive.
The feminine is the force of life and source of inspiration.
The feminine moves in all directions, the masculine moves in one direction.
The feminine needs the masculine to give it direction, focus and purpose.
The masculine needs the energy of the feminine to give it drive and passion.
The masculine and the feminine need each other.
The masculine directs while the feminine projects.
This is the relationship of yin and yang”.

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I highly recommend the work and books of David Deida.  His Tantric wisdom has changed my life, sex and relationships forever!

 

  Marcus Cernunos

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“The Horned Lord”

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“The Witch”

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 Look out for blogs on my other ART projects – SHAMANIC ROADKILL CAPE, PLACENTA  ART & COOKERY, PLACENTA BOOTIES,  PLACENTA DISCO-BOOTIES, SHAMANIC SHAKTI BEAVER MERKINANTI  BADGER-CULL TRIP-TIC, ROADKILL SQUIRREL TESTICLE EARRINGS  , BURNING-MAN ASARO MUD-FAMILY PERFORMANCE ART , JAPANESE WISHING TREE and many many more!!

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