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Anyone foraging or interested in foraging in the LA area? + Wild Fennel in So Cal

toffifay | Dec 27, 2011 05:29 PM

Are there any folks here who forage or are interested in foraging and cooking together?

I recently went hiking in the SM mountains and noticed lots of wild sage and wondered what else was edible in the mountains. I noticed one plant that looked like dill and smelled minty when it's leaves are crushed. I did some research and found out that it's wild fennel. Very popular in Southern Italy, but not typically sold in grocery stores.

Here's a recipe for a wild fennel & sausage pasta that sounds & looks delicious:

Wild fennel pollen is collected as a seasoning and super expensive...

I've found a few links to foraging classes online:


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