Lessons from a Foraging Pro on How to Find Edible Plants in the Wild

Tama Matsuoka Wong, forager for Daniel Boulud and Mads Refslund and author of Foraged Flavor, explains how to forage for wild plant ingredients, like sumac and mushrooms, in the fall. In 2007 she was awarded the New Jersey Forest Service Steward of the Year award, and she has since worked with botanists and conservation groups to map wild plants and their ecological behavior throughout New Jersey, the mid-Atlantic and beyond. In addition to supplying local, organic and sustainable wild food products, she gives tours, lectures, and landscape stewardship advice to conservation and botanical organizations as well as private individuals.