wild food

Foraging for abalone and a recipe for abalone and chicken congee

October 9, 2011
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Foraging is the new black. No longer solely a pastime of individual or community hippies, herbalists, naturalists or ethnic groups – foraging is going mainstream and from the highly specialised and exclusive kitchens of Noma to local commercial kitchens, foraged food is finding its way onto menus and plates everywhere. It’s encouraging but not entirely […]

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Foraging for sea urchin roe

May 22, 2011
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Or should that be sea urchin gonads? Let’s not beat about the bush here. There’s no “roe” per se, the revered Italian ricci di mare or Japanese uni you find atop sushi is actually one of 5 gonad segments in a sea urchin. Didn’t think you’d ever eat reproductive organs? Sorry to burst that bubble. […]

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Diary of an amateur mushroom forager

November 30, 2010
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Obsession [noun] – an idea or thought that continually preoccupies or intrudes on one’s mind. I am prone to phases of intense obsession. The infuriating elusive bird that is STILL periodically waking me up at 5am has launched a small obsessive phase of compulsive bird spotting. My obsessions seem to keen my senses into hyperdrive […]

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