Ojai Valley Brewery's chapparal beer uses foraged resinous herbs to give it the bitterness that hops otherwise would.
At the Bangkok restaurant 80/20, 80 percent of the ingredients are entirely local—including foraged herbs and rare vegetables that even many Thais have never tasted.
From her barge-cum-apothecary on a canal, Melissa Ronaldson treats patients using plants and spices she forages for nearby.
Not trusting my own amateur palate, I sought out two of Montreal’s top chefs, Danny Smiles of Le Bremner and David McMillan of Joe Beef, to get their very different opinions on fiddlehead mania.
Passersby rarely take note of them, but there are wild fruit trees growing all over New York City. I joined a cider-maker and a sommelier to forage for found fruit in the parks of upper Manhattan, which we'll press and ferment into booze.
In the final installment of our spring foraging series, we turn to wild ginger. It might smell and taste like the stuff you can find at any market, but this untamed rhizome isn't related to proper ginger at all.