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Foraging for food: 1/19 of 19

Spiced Juniper Berry

Susan Clark

As the nights draw in, Susan Clark settles in for winter with a store of mulling syrup that captures the distinctive, old-English taste of juniper berries. more...

Falling Fruit: A global collaborative foraging map

November 1st

Ruth Stokes

Ruth Stokes tells The Ecologist about an ingenious new online tool that encourages all of us, especially the yet-to-be-converted, to indulge in the free edible goodness found throughout our urban spaces more...

Cooking with Primroses II

March 15th, 2013

by Susan Clark

There's nothing more satisfying than watching a curd slowly start to thicken says Susan Clark...except, perhaps, knowing that your key ingredient was growing in the hedgerow just a few hours earlier. more...
In season now: what to eat during June

In season now: what to eat during June

Tahsin Pak

28th May, 2012

Professional forager Fergus Drennan tells Tahsin Pak how to make the most of the free food in season this month more...
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In season now: what to eat during May

Amy Halls

30th April, 2012

Slow Food UK CEO, Cat Gazzoli, dips into the UK's forgotten flavours to bring us her gastronomic pick for May more...
In season now: what to eat during March

In season now: what to eat during March

Ben Hudson

5th March, 2012

Spring has (whisper it) sprung, so make the most of the fresh greens and foraged treats popping up in winter’s wake. Gardening expert James Taylor suggests five to get stuck into more...
scilly isles

See weed and eat it: a foraging break on the Scilly Isles

Kate Eshelby

23rd February, 2012

Seaweed, carrot flower and locally caught fish were all on the menu during Kate Eshelby’s gastronomic tour of the Scillies more...
Roadkill: sickening or sustainable?

Roadkill: sickening or sustainable?

Ben Martin

20th February, 2012

The idea of eating meat sourced from the roadside - whether deer, pheasant, fox or even otter - might sound revolting to you but for some, it's a gastronomic opportunity and a way of avoiding factory farmed meat more...
The A to Z of foraging

The A to Z of foraging

Chloe Barrow

31st January, 2012

Fed up of paying a premium for supermarket berries and herbs? Take a walk on the wild side and pick your own more...
The Ecologist meets…Hugh’s Three Hungry Boys

The Ecologist meets…Hugh's Three Hungry Boys

Ruth Styles

23rd January, 2012

Channel 4's newest foodie series has plenty for eco warriors to love. The Ecologist catches up with Tim Cresswell to talk foraging more...
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The beginner’s guide to late summer foraging

Noah Lee

2nd August, 2011

Can’t tell medlars from mushrooms? Noah Lee spoke to the Wild Man, aka forager Fergus Drennan, to find out exactly how to make your wild food fantasies a reality more...
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Wild about weeds

Jeff Holman

5th April, 2011

An underrated source of vitamins; nettles, dandelions and chickweed are a nuisance on the lawn but great to eat. Jeff Holman takes another look more...

Foraging for food: 1/19 of 19

Top 10… foods to forage

Kara Moses

18th March, 2011

Thought there was no such thing as a free lunch? As Kara Moses found out, Britain’s edible wild plants, berries and nuts can provide exactly that more...

Forget Nori: Laverbread is the seaweed to savour

The Ecologist

14th February, 2011

Parsons Pickles' Welsh laverbread might not look particularly promising but it does pack a seriously nutritious punch

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Nature's free for all

Paul Kingsnorth

8th April, 2009

With the worst summer on record decimating his potatoes, onions and other allotment crops, Paul Kingsnorth turns to nature’s abundance in foraged food
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Seaweed "tastes better than chocolate"

Fergus Drennan

1st July, 2008

Seaweed is delicious, nutritious, a veritable cure-all and just one of the reasons Fergus Drennan does like to be beside the Great British seaside

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Foraging for sanity - building Holistic Health in Harmony with Nature

Fergus Drennan

1st June, 2008

Expelled from Eden and adrift amid the miracles of modern living, going back to nature is the only way to stay sane and healthy in this mad, bad world, says Fergus Drennan

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Wild elders: a forager's feast

Fergus Drennan

1st May, 2008

From its flowers and berries to the fungi littering its branches, the elder is a one-tree feast, says Fergus Drennan more...
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Can man live on wild food alone? A one year experiment in self-sustenance…

Fergus Drennan

1st April, 2008

Is it possible to live off foraged food alone? Fergus Drennan thinks so and aims to prove it. In the first of his monthly columns he explains why, from April 1 st, he will be eating nothing but wild food – for an entire year...
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