Foraging Frenzy

I’ve been busy, busy, busy writing about foraging, teaching foraging, making videos about foraging, and I even managed to sneak in some actual foraging time for myself. My favorite find of the past week was butternuts.


But I’ve also been collecting spicebush berries and beechnuts, and the ever-present smorgasboard of wild edible leafy greens.

I’ve got three foraging classes left this season, one in the Bronx and two in Brooklyn. The info is here if you’d like to join me.

I just did a really interesting interview about foraging for an upcoming online event on sustainable food systems. At least, the questions were interesting and hopefully I held up my end. If you’d like to hear it, just sign up here. It’s free.

I’ve also been writing a foraging blog for Mother Earth News. My latest piece on Hen (hen of the woods, a.k.a. maitake mushroom) should be up within a day or two.

Last but very certainly not least on the foraging front, I heard from my editor at Timber Press yesterday that the proof pages of Northeast Foraging: 120 Delicious Wild Edibles from Beach Plums to Wineberries are on their way to me. Homestretch for that project, which I’ve been working on for the past year and a half! It will be available in March, 2014.

Here’s a video on edible sumac that I did recently. It’s still in season in many places, so I hope this inspires you to make use of this tangy wild ingredient:

How to make sumac-ade

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