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

toffifay | Dec 27, 201105:29 PM     17

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

SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS - Wild Fennel
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:
http://www.calabriafromscratch.com/?p...

Wild fennel pollen is collected as a seasoning and super expensive...
http://www.theatlantic.com/health/arc...
http://www.zingermans.com/Product.asp...

FORAGING CLASSES
I've found a few links to foraging classes online:
http://articles.latimes.com/2010/jul/...

-Theresa

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