This is the most adventurous culinary experience we've ever had on Spatulatta - WILD FOOD!
idea of foraging for "wild" food is interesting. We might think of wild
food as plants that are growing in the forest or on the prairies. But
there are plenty of things we pass by, step on or yank out that are
We're not saying everything out there is edible. Oh no, no, no!
In fact, there are lots of plants that can make you really, really sick.
you forage, you want to make sure you know the area so you can make
sure that your wild plants haven't been sprayed with something yucky.
if you want to forage, ask around for someone who knows what they're
looking for. You might be surprised. Maybe you have a grandmother who
picks dandelion greens, or an uncle who makes mulberry wine. Or you can
ask at your local nature center. There are foragers hidden among us.
is a skill that has been handed down since the beginning of time.
Before agriculture, it was the only way to get plant food. An older
person would show a child the edible plant and the child would have to
memorize what the plant looked like, how if felt, how it tasted, and
the kind of area it liked to grow in. Kind of sounds like how the idea
of school might have started.
You can find out a lot more about foraging from by surfing the web or going to the library.
Find books on foraging