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Literally foraging for food in Prospect Park


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Literally foraging for food in Prospect Park

AppleSister | Oct 11, 2006 02:21 AM

This past Sunday, I went on a foraging walking tour of Prospect Park with "Wildman" Steve Brill, whose website lists walking tours all over NYC and the surrounding area ( It was pretty wild to be pulling chickweed off the ground and chomping on it, not to mention the hawthorne berries, the black walnuts, the burdock root, the garlic mustard, and on and on. It adds a whole new meaning to the phrase, "eating locally." Anyway, the food was good! Some of the greens reminded me a lot of what I pay $4/quarter lb. at the farmers' market :) I made a wild salad the next night, with a little red lettuce, radishes, and pickled eggplant, which made for a great, sharp, fresh salad.

Here's the salad:

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