Wild Cookery! was born of one man’s desire to give back to humanity and to teach anyone who wants to learn how to reduce their dependency on corporations and big industry.
By reclaiming our natural birthright and learning how to identify edible wild plants (and mushrooms), we will be able to not only save a huge amount of money on groceries, but revitalize ourselves by taking in essential nutrients that are missing in many foods that we usually consume.
As a great friend and kindred spirit of mine once said: “Taking care of the land is taking care of you.” I couldn’t agree more.People have often asked me how long I’ve been foraging. Well, I’ve been foraging since before age 5, when my father would take me on his nature walks and hunting and fishing with him. It actually started earlier than that, but I use age 5 as when I was actively paying attention and learning what he was showing, and took a more ‘serious’ interest in it.
Which means I’ve been foraging for over 30 years now, total. There were some years when I was a teenager when I took a bit of break from actively foraging, (dandelions can’t compete with girls in the mind of a teenage boy, you know…), though I’d still forage spring greens and fruits and berries when they were in season. Then when I was about 21 I took a renewed interest in picking up where I’d left off, and have been actively foraging ever since, over 15+ years. About four years ago it became a large source of my food and sustenance, and about two years ago it became the source for nearly all of my food other than a few conventional items such as potatoes, rice, oatmeal, flour, and such as starches are much less readily available in nature than greens, fruits, etc. Though now that I’m trudging the slow road of Primal/Paleo, carbs will eventually be phased out of my diet almost entirely.
Questions and comments are welcome. There are no plans for any future ‘Wild Cookery!’ videos at this time.
I can be reached at Wildcookery@yahoo.com
All the best!