Describing his cooking style as ‘international grandmother’, Val is known for his deep understanding of both wild and cultivated ingredients and his ability to make something delicious with apparently little, most likely gathered from his immediate surroundings..
Originally trained as a painter and illustrator and having ‘done time’ in London restaurants and his own catering company he suddenly found himself on television. Val has made seven series combining his love of food, travel and nature.
He has written four cookery books, his fifth publication ‘The Consolation Of Food’ more a story book peppered with recipes. Straddling both solids and liquids Val is also a partner in the Hepple Spirits Distillery, Northumberland.
A founding partner with Ingunn, Val cooks at and hosts all Kitchen On The Edge Of The World events.
Living here on the edge of the world we’re both far-removed and uniquely vulnerable to such a situation and we deeply respect the Norwegian authorities’ recommendations to make Lofoten 100% safe again.
If you are unable to join us over the next few months we will honour your booking for 12 months from the date we re-open. We look forward to welcoming you at a brighter, less uncertain time.