Foraging for Japanese Knotweed

The theme ingredient at the North Carolina Wild Foods Weekend this year was Japanese knotweed. Had a fantastic time hanging out with fellow expert foragers including Sam Thayer and Mike Krebill.

Here’s a short video I made about harvesting and using Japanese knotweed. Let me know about any especially tasty recipes you make with this highly invasive wild edible.

NC friends, hope to see you again next year!

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