Foraging in parks
is an opportunity to eat very local. Working with guides and reference books, foragers learn to identify edible plant and mushrooms growing in the wild. We're wondering if you have been on foraging trips or are making plans to go this summer? A recent episode of Gourmet Magazine's Diary of a Foodie
focused on "Living Off the Land" and has more cooks curious about where the wild food is. Foraging Guide Richard Wiese
told Gourmet: "It's just fun to know how to identify plants and have the knowledge that food doesn't have to come from a supermarket."
These photo tours of past foraging trips have us looking forward to a walk in the park with a foraging guide.
Here in the New York City area, "Wildman" Steve Brill (seen in this picture) will lead weekly foraging walks in parks. Foraging.com lists foraging outings in other parts of the country, including Massachusetts and Tennessee.