foraging

No Taste Like Home

This audio piece I produced on “philosoforager” Alan Muskat, founder of No Taste Like Home, will air on APM’s The Splendid Table this weekend. Muskat connects foraging with regaining a sense of home in this life:

“I would like to communicate through wild foods this feeling that the Garden of Eden is real, and it’s a choice we’ve made, we make every day, to take what’s freely given as a gift, or to struggle to do it ourselves to replace it with what we think is better.”

Muskat’s foraging philosophy has prompted me to connect sense of home with my artistic philosophy of bricolage. Learn more in my Earth Flavors profile of lambsquarters, which features Muskat.

Dandelion: Foraging the royalty of weeds

Learn about about wild weed pesto, dandelion mead, fried dandelion flowers, and the wisdom of eating from uncultivated landscapes.

From Earth Flavor 15:Foraged dandelion flowers and leaves

“…pioneers came to North America with dandelion seeds in their pockets, knowing the plant could help provide the health and sustenance they would need to survive in unknown territory”

“…foraging embodies an empowering philosophy of engagement that stands in stark contrast to the shackling consumerist attitude of never having enough.”

This story was also published in Mountain Xpress as “Dandelions for Dinner.”