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Foraging

Interview With Jennifer Olvera, Author of The Food Lovers Guide to Chicago

Dana Joy Altman | Posted 09.14.2011 | Chicago
Dana Joy Altman

Jennifer Olvera has written perhaps the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to the Chicago food scene ever written. I spoke with her recently about the making of the book and her own personal haunts in Chicago.

The Trend Triple Threat

Jane Buckingham | Posted 09.13.2011 | Los Angeles
Jane Buckingham

As a trend forecaster, one of the questions I get asked most often is: "Where do you find your trends?" The answer is never easy.

A Visit to My Kitchen: Hank Shaw, Author of Hunt, Gather, Cook

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.09.2011 | Food
Maria Rodale

Hank Shaw is in my kitchen today, talking about a lobster obsession and a love for fisheries. Hank is a lifetime angler, forager, and more recently, hunter.

Urban Spring Foraging: Harvesting Wild Greens in NYC Parks w/Leda Meredith, Part 1

Liza de Guia | Posted 06.21.2011 | Food
Liza de Guia

Meet Leda Meredith, author of The Locavore's Handbook and one of New York City's most well-known urban foragers. We visited Prospect Park in Brooklyn ...

How Mushrooms Became As American As Apple Pie

Time | Posted 06.11.2011 | Food

Fungus that grows on rot might not, at first, seem the perfect image of our culinary ideals. And yet, if there is one food that can most perfectly sym...

How To Find Morel Mushrooms & Cook Them

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.31.2011 | Food
Daniel Klein

It's that time of the year. There have been too many root vegetables eaten, and too many hours spent indoors, or bundled up outside to the point of n...

Winter Mushroom Foraging

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Daniel Klein

Hunting season is over, there is nothing green for miles, and squash doesn't look nearly as good as it did three months ago. But there's always an obscure mushroom laying dormant out in the woods.

René Redzepi And David Chang Talk Noma's Dishes, Chefs As Martyrs, Foraging With Ruth Reichl

Eater.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

Yesterday evening chefs René Redzepi and David Chang appeared at The New York Public Library -- the place they shot Ghostbusters -- for a discussion ...

Foodies Turn To Foraging To Connect With Nature

AP | JULIANA BARBASSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- When Chef Josh Skenes first sought the flavor of Northern California, he went to local growers. Then he went beyond farms, joini...

Walnut Season Arrives (And a Recipe for Shiitake and Wild Black Walnut "Tartare")

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Kurt Michael Friese

If you are fortunate enough to have one or two of these magnificent trees in your neighborhood, this is the time of year when you want to be trying to beat the squirrels to the walnuts.

Save Money and Broaden Your Palate with Foraged Foods (RECIPE)

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Kurt Michael Friese

All the foodies in my neck of the woods are, well, in the woods. The two wild foods of the week are a weed and an invader -- stinging nettles and garlic mustard.

Foraging for Wild Ramps and Incredible Flavor

David Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
David Becker

Wild ramps are a delicate plant with a strong garlic flavor. One of the last truly seasonal foods available in North America, they go by many names including wild leek, ramson, and ail de bois.

Foraging for Bitter Greens

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

When I first met my in-laws almost 20 years ago, I thought it was a bit odd that they ate so much food that they "found" outside. I had never really b...

My Morel Hunt

Rebecca Kosick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rebecca Kosick

Last weekend, my guide and I ventured onto someone's forested upper Midwestern property in search of morels. Those earthy, early-spring fungi so special that they sell for upwards of $40/lb.

My Adventures in Urban Foraging

Tara Lohan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tara Lohan

Iso Rabins is among a growing band of urban foragers who have been sprouting through sidewalk cracks all across the country as the economy contracts and local-food movements gain popularity.

How To Eat Roadkill

Chelsea Green | Makenna Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

How broke would you have to get to eat roadkill? Don't freak out. This isn't a sensationalist necrophilic bizarre fetishized kind of thing. It's legi...

Urban Foraging: What's Worse -- Pesticides Or Dog Urine?

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In honor of spring finally coming to my frigid corner of the Midwest, I was thinking about trying my hand at making some dandelion wine. But I live in...

Foraging For Your Food Cuts Back On Spending And Carbon

Chelsea Green | Matthew Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

You already know that shopping at your local farmers market or CSA is a great way to reduce your food miles. And, if you take that one step further, g...

Apple-Picking, Urban Foraging And Other Ways To Reconnect In Fall

Huffington Post | Johanna Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Foraging for food is an opportunity to reconnect to our hunter-gatherer roots and reconnect with the land. And fall is just the time to pause and reco...