I recently had the good fortune to interview Dina Falconi, one of the Hudson Valley's foremost foraging and wildcrafting experts for Hudson Valley Magazine. I think of her as a "good witch" - her well of knowledge about wild plants is deep and she's a lively, fascinating person to boot. Read the piece here.
She's also the author of a wonderful book called Foraging & Feasting which covers 50 wild plants in tremendous detail and has a wealth of recipes - three of which you'll find in the article. The book is illustrated by Wendy Hollender who did an amazing job bringing each plant to life in great detail.
You can read the full article here. And don't miss the tips on foraging or the three recipes I selected from the book for a wild greens and grain salad bowl, leaf and flower custard ice cream, and garlic mustard greens pesto.
The photos are by my very talented friend, Jennifer May, who was the one who inspired the piece in the first place after going on a foraging walk with Dina earlier in the summer. It's always a pleasure to collaborate with Jen :)
I hope you enjoy it!
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