Amy Eddings is the local host of “All Things Considered,” which airs from 4 PM until 8 PM weekdays. She started hosting in 2004, after long-time host JoAnn Allen left for the West Coast. Before ATC, Amy was a reporter. Her favorite topics were--and still are--garbage and recycling, which she still reports on whenever she can get out of the studio.
60-Second Stir-Fry: Tama Matsuoka Wong
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Our Last Chance Foods guest this week, Tama Matsuoka Wong, forages and eats stinging nettle, so we knew she wouldn't break a sweat when confronted with the Stir Fry's lightning round of tough-as-overgrown-knotweed questions.
Her favorite place to forage is her backyard, but she lives in bucolic Hunterdon County, New Jersey. New Yorkers -- whose backyards, if they have them, are often too shady to support anything other than moss, or are covered over in concrete -- will have to go elsewhere for sun-loving weeds. Matsuoka Wong was hot for garlic mustard, which she predicts will be the Next Big Thing in trendy kitchens.
You got to love her plug for her and Eddy Leroux's new book, Foraged Flavor. It's got plenty of recipes for all sorts of plants I would never think to eat, like stinging nettle.