New Ideas and Inspirations from the Sierra Mar Kitchen
Hi Chef John,Foraging sounds so fun! I also read your article about it on Edible Monterey Bay. I want to learn about (and eat!) what's growing in the natural world around us. How did you get started? Are field guides really all you need, or did someone show you the ropes?Michael in Watsonville
Hi Michael- I got started by foraging the really obvious plants that grow around Carmel (mustard flowers, radish flowers, nasturtium) then slowly added new items like triangle leeks, oxalis, different mints, etc etc. I really picked up a lot ideas from this book:http://www.amazon.com/The-Flavors-Home-Edible-Francisco/dp/0930588460It is one of the few that really focus on this part of California- which is nice. Good Luck and Have Fun!