Interested in hunting for your own wild edibles? A field guide is a must to ensure you can properly identify what is safe to eat, and what is poisonous. Here are some suggestions for field guides that will help you find, identify and enjoy wild, foraged foods in Ontario. Continue reading →
Foraged foods from the wilderness are this year’s hottest trend in natural, ethical eating. They’re lauded as more organic than organic: after all, they grow in the wild, where there aren’t just ‘approved’ pesticides and fertilizers, but none whatsoever. Growing of their own volition, these native species don’t need a farmer to tame them—and perhaps warp their purity, sapping them of taste and nutrient value.
Wild food is also, paradoxically, celebrated as the most local of foods, though the wild was once upon a time the most remote and alien of places. Continue reading →
An article inspired by my research published in Maclean’s Magazine this week, about the fight to save Saskatchewan’s Torch River Provincial Forest. It’s one of the lushest mushroom patches in Canada, and also home to the only commercial crop of the unique, blue Lactarius indigo mushroom in the nation.
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