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Winter Foraging

Friday, December 13, 2013

Tama Matsuoka Wong, author of Foraged Flavor and forager for the restaurant Daniel, explains how to forage for wild plant ingredients, even in the winter, using juniper, pine, hickory bark, barberry, and wild onion.

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Comments [6]

tama from NJ

Thanks for all the comments.
Definitely mean pine and not spruce. Spruce, the young soft shoots that grow in the spring are great. Now, the pine are aromatic.
For chestnuts there is an easy way to get them out of the pod with your boots.

Dec. 14 2013 12:05 PM
Lesa from Desparate to be back in the city

Be careful of foraging in public parks. Some parks use poison to control the vermin. Also some of the trees are sprayed with deer repellent! All of which may not be evident in the outdoors because the toxic fume dissipate in the air but become noxious indoors!

Dec. 13 2013 01:54 PM
Lesa from Desparate to be back in the city

Be careful of foraging in public parks. Some parks use poison to control the vermin. Also some of the trees are sprayed with deer repellent! All of which may not be evident in the outdoors because the toxic fume dissipate in the air but become noxious indoors!

Dec. 13 2013 01:25 PM
Alec from CT

Are you sure you don't mean spruce instead of pine?

Dec. 13 2013 01:22 PM
Tobi from Park Slope

Talking about "onerous" methods for getting nuts out of their shells reminded me of the chestnut trees we had in my yard growing up in North Carolina. For folks who don't know, chestnuts grow inside a VERY spiky pod about the size of a baseball or softball. Chestnuts are delicious... but talk about onerous!

I always wondered about the chestnut blight. I was told that some of the oldest, most majestic trees in the US used to be chestnut trees. But at one point they all died off due to a disease. If that's so, then why did I have chestnut trees in my yard?

Dec. 13 2013 01:16 PM
Vocal fry

Vocal fry!!!!! Can't tolerate it. Tuning out.

Dec. 13 2013 01:09 PM

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