Chef’s Table: Wonderful wild sweet woodruff

This week, Tim Daly from the Strawberry Tree at the BrookLodge in Macreddin, Co Wicklow ( has a summery dessert made with one of his favourite foraging ingredients: woodruff.

5th July, 2015
Woodruff panna cotta with rhubarb

Wild, sweet woodruff has been on the Strawberry Tree menu for over 25 years now. During that time it has continually made cameo appearances, whether in savoury dishes such as woodruff hollandaise or as a simple woodruff syrup with organic strawberries.

Sweet woodruff is a forager’s ingredient - so you’ll have to get out and go looking for it. But your work will be rewarded, as it has a different personality to other wild greens....

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