Irish Seaweed Foraging Tour and Seaweed Inspired Cooking Class in a Local’s Home

Irish Seaweed Foraging Tour and Seaweed Inspired Cooking Class in a Local's Home

Meet your host Marie at her home for a cup of hot tea or coffee before heading out to the beach to start your seaweed foraging tour. You will drive to the Copper Coast beach in County Waterford. Explore the rocky shore, learn to identify edible seafood and discover how to sustainably forage for seaweed. Marie will explain the connections between the moons and tides so you have a real in-depth understanding of how and where on the shore you can find different types of seaweed.

Back home, you will learn to cook a creative Irish meal that incorporates the seaweed you foraged into every single dish! During your interactive seaweed cooking class you will be making three delicious dishes from scratch. You will learn to make a bread, a soup (Mulligatawny soup with kelp) and a dessert like sticky date and walnut pudding with seaweed.

Enjoy learning all about how to use seaweed in your cooking before you sit down at the table to share the meal you helped prepare!
* Duration: 5 hours
* Starts: Waterford, Ireland
* Trip Category: Food, Wine & Nightlife >> Cooking Classes




Meet your host Marie at her home for a cup of hot tea or coffee before heading out to the beach to start your seaweed foraging tour. You will drive to the Copper Coast beach in County Waterford. Explore the rocky shore, learn to identify edible seafood and discover how to sustainably forage for seaweed. Marie will explain the connections between the moons and tides so you have a real in-depth understanding of how and where on the shore you can find different types of seaweed.

Back home, you will learn to cook a creative Irish meal that incorporates the seaweed you foraged into every single dish! During your interactive seaweed cooking class you will be making three delicious dishes from scratch. You will learn to make a bread, a soup (Mulligatawny soup with kelp) and a dessert like sticky date and walnut pudding with seaweed.

Enjoy learning all about how to use seaweed in your cooking before you sit down at the table to share the meal you helped prepare!

Meet your host Marie at her home for a cup of hot tea or coffee and then you will drive about 10 minutes with Marie to the Copper Coast beach in County Waterford. Explore the rocky shore (terrain that seaweed attaches to), learn to identify edible seafood and discover how to sustainably forage for seaweed. The types of seaweed that you might expect to see are dilisk (knotty, red seaweed with a smoky flavor), kelp (long, brown stalks with a strong umami flavor) and carageen moss (a pretty, little red seaweed used as an alternative for gelatin). Marie will give you an in-depth understanding of how and where on the shore you can find different types of seaweed. Your foraging tour will last about one hour before you return to Marie’s home with seaweed that you have foraged yourself on the rocky shores of the Copper Coast.

Please note this is an adventurous experience. Marie recommends that you wear water-proof and slip-proof footwear (for example, gum boots or old sneakers) and dress for the weather of the day. Bear in mind that it will be cooler on the shore than on land.

Please note that this is a foraging tour, not a market tour even though it is categorized as such.

Sample Menu

• eggplant and seaweed caponata roll or mulligatawny soup with kelp
• seaweed braised vegetables with noodles or garden and sea risotto and bread
• white chocolate and raspberry carrageen pudding – or sticky date and walnut pudding with seaweed