Finding food in the wild aka foraging

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Finding food in the wild aka foraging

Postby CielOnTap on Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:00 pm

It is possible to take tours in England that offer visitors the chance to forage for edibles growing wild, then
enjoy a meal made with the found foodstuffs. Of course there are some rules to follow:
So far so idyllic, but this arcadia comes with thorns.

Of the many rules of foraging the most important is this: Don't eat anything unless you are 100 per cent certain you know what it is. Some edible plants look uncannily like ones that are deadly. For example, cow parsley goes well in salads but is easily mistaken for something you wouldn't want near your dinner plate: hemlock.

Other rules include don't uproot anything (it's illegal), only take sustainably and don't pick from ground-hugging plants near footpaths "where dogs can wee on them." That was Jimmy's favourite rule.
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