In our current issue Marie Viljoen introduces us to yet another delicious and abundant invasive plant taking over the city. Autumn-olives–no relation to the green things in your martini–are exquisite to eat, with a tart sweetness somewhere between a red currant and a pie cherry.
In our latest issue, Marie Viljoen shares her tips for foraging for and dining on pigweed–a hearty weed once cultivated by the Aztecs for its precious seeds that now takes over the city come summer time. From sautéed atop crostini to baked in a pigweed tart, Viljoen offers several ways to enjoy the nutritious leaves.
In our latest issue, Marie Viljoen shares her tips for foraging for and dining on day lilies–an invasive species blooming all over the city right now. She recommends them raw in salads, steamed with a dab of butter and salt, gently pickled or dried and added to soups.
Noxious but nice, this invasive is delectable with dairy.
Captured in cordials, souvenirs of summer can warm chilly nights.
’Tis the season for oyster mushrooms.
Central Park’s Podophyllum peltatum are dangerously delicious.
Thinking thoughts innocent of foraging, I strolled down the broad mown grass path to Brooklyn’s Dead Horse Bay recently, focused instead on gathering old glass bottles to hold my summer’s haul of juneberries in gin. But in the shade of…