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The Leonard Lopate Show

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

Friday, September 05, 2014

Tama Matsuoka Wong, forager for Daniel Boulud and Mads Refslund, explains how to find wild plant ingredients in season now, like sumac and mushrooms!

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Recipe: Tama Matsuoka Wong's Fried Chicken with Za’atar

Friday, September 05, 2014

These chicken nuggets are crisp and dry, as opposed to greasy, with a subtle blend of flavors. If you want more heat, add Korean or spicy pepper powder.

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Last Chance Foods: Foraging for One of the World's Healthiest Greens

Friday, May 30, 2014

Lambsquarters is a cousin to quinoa and one of the world's most nutritious foods — and it might even be growing in your neighborhood park. Forager Ava Chin explains how to identify the green and shares her recipe for lambsquarters ricotta pie. 

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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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Last Chance Foods: Mastering Maitake Mushrooms

Friday, November 08, 2013

Cookbook author Marie Viljoen debunks common mushroom myths and talks about the allure of maitake mushrooms, also known as hen of the woods. 

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Last Chance Foods: Food In Danger

Friday, May 24, 2013

Ramps are in decline, says Dr. Robert Naczi, a botanist with the New York Botanical Garden. He gives his advice on what not to forage, as well as what can be foraged and how to forage it.

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Features

Food For Thought: Curating Carnivorous Plants

Friday, May 24, 2013

WNYC

WNYC's Amy Eddings talks to botanist Robert Naczi and his work identifying carnivorous pitcher plants. Hear about the plant that was named after Dr. Naczi in an exclusive clip.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Please Explain: Mushrooms and Fungi

Friday, April 26, 2013

Eugenia Bone, author of Mycophilia: Revelations of the Weird World of Mushrooms, talks about the world of mushrooms and other fungi. She’ll cover how to forage for mushrooms, how to identify the good and the poisonous, how fungi grow, and how to eat them.

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Springtime Foraging

Friday, March 29, 2013

Tama Matsuoka Wong discusses foraging in spring and what you can pick in the wild to use in your kitchen. She’s the author of Foraged Flavor: Finding Fabulous Ingredients in Your Backyard or Farmer's Market, with 88 Recipes.

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How to Forage

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Tama Matsuoka Wong, the forager for Daniel, the flagship restaurant of chef Daniel Boulud, talks about foraging—finding edible plants in the wild. She explains which plants are her favorites, where and how to find them, and how to cook with them. Foraged Flavor: Finding Fabulous Ingredients in Your Backyard or Farmer's Market, written with Eddy Leroux, includes 71 favorite plants, which are easy to identify and can be harvested sustainably across the country, and also includes simple recipes.

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Features

60-Second Stir-Fry: Leda Meredith

Friday, June 08, 2012

Once again, we're tossing wild edibles into the 60-Second Stir-Fry, talking about burdock with forager Leda Meredith on this week's Last Chance Foods. But Meredith is a former dancer, and that's what got her sizzling on the hot seat for our 60-second lightning round of questions.

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Last Chance Foods: Burdock Stalking

Friday, June 08, 2012

Forager Leda Meredith recommends burdock flower stalks as a delicious and easy-to-identify wild edible. Try her simple burdock stalk recipe.

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Last Chance Foods: Taking the Sting Out of Nettles

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Forager and author Tama Matsuoka Wong explains how to safely eat stinging nettles and how they may help with seasonal allergies. Try a recipe for Nettle and Asparagus Pizza from the book she wrote with Daniel chef de cuisine Eddy Leroux.

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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.

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