foraging

How To Make Sassafras Syrup For Homemade Root Beer And Creative Cocktailing

The magical root makes a killer Old Fashioned
Nov 12, 2013 2:00 pm

A few weeks ago, I joined a group of about 60 wild foods-lovers on a foraging jaunt through a public park near my Brooklyn home. My ears really perked up when our guide pointed us towards a glen of sassafras trees and instructed us to get out our trowels. Sassafras? I thought. That sounds familiar. Read on.

Alabama Chef Chris Hastings On The Heroes Of The Southern Foraging Scene

Foraging is a way of life in the South
Apr 10, 2013 9:01 am

In 2012, Chris Hastings won the James Beard Award for Best Chef: South for his work at the Hot and Hot Fish Club in Birmingham, Alabama. We have asked him write in from time to time to tell us what is on his mind, and on his stove. In this column he takes on foraging.

Walking The Forest With A Spanish Truffle Hunter

Digging for fungi outside Sescastilla, Spain
Feb 1, 2013 10:03 am

Contributing Editor Matt Rodbard has been traveling around the Somontano wine region in the northeast corner of Spain. Here’s a report from a wild truffle hunt, where he meets a very special dog named Tito.

Making Art...On 'Shrooms

Meet the artist behind these awesome fungi drawings
Jan 2, 2013 11:31 am

We've seen art that incorporates food as its canvas or medium in plenty of forms before, but Corey Corcoran has definitely carved out a niche of his own with his intricately etched mushroom drawings. Check out the gallery and interview inside.

Is New York City Ready For A Foraging Restaurant?

Douglas Monsalud of Foragers City Table thinks so
Jun 4, 2012 1:01 pm

Douglas Monsalud gives us a brief history of foraging and compares Japanese and Mexican food in NYC and San Francisco. Read more after the jump.

Why Are So Many People Eating Weeds?

Wild plants are making a strong comeback
Jan 26, 2012 11:01 am
Dandelion Greens

In Denmark, Rene Redzepi and the staff at Noma aren’t on the phone sourcing expensive ingredients for the world's so-called best restaurant from elite vegetable vendors. No, the chefs and their crew are out in the field searching for weeds. 

Stir-Fried Dandelion Greens Recipe

Mix those foraged leaves with duck fat and garlic
Jan 26, 2012 11:01 am
Photo: esgee on Flickr

If you’ve cooked with duck fat before, you can jump into this simple stir-fried dandelion greens recipe with gusto because you’ve experienced duck fat as the culinary gem that it is. Its unctuous and rich flavor is worth going that little bit out of your way for. 

Meet Georgia Pellegrini, Girl Hunter

A girl with a gun — and a message
Dec 13, 2011 4:01 pm
Georgia Pellegrini

Let me clue you in on a little secret. A number of women, deep down, wish they could don sturdy boots, venture out into the woods, cock a gun, and shoot their own dinner. It should come as no surprise in this D.I.Y. foodie era that girls — just like boys — can get bitten by the hunting bug.

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