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Evan Strusinski, a professional forager, supplies many of the city's top chefs, like Hugue Dufour of M. Wells Dinette, with wild mushrooms. We travelled to Maine to forage with Evan, then followed his ...

 
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Photography by Morgan Ione Yeager As much as we may cherish the summer’s bliss of a dotingly-cultivated heirloom tomato or a perfect, luscious peach, ingredients that grow wild, on the forest floor, exert a ...

 
Caroline Mak and Antonio Ramos of Brooklyn Soda Works are launching a line of sodas spotlighting rare ingredients foraged from the wild woodlands of the Northeast.

Caroline Mak and Antonio Ramos of Brooklyn Soda Works are launching a line of sodas spotlighting rare ingredients foraged from the wild woodlands of the Northeast. Antonio Ramos and Caroline Mak of Brooklyn Soda Works ...

 
Mulberries

Mulberry season has arrived in Brooklyn. You'll find them in just about every park in the borough, and on many streets. To spot them, keep an eye out for sections of sidewalk stained ...

 
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‘Now, Forager,’ a feature film focusing on the lives of a husband and wife who eke out a living foraging in the wilds around New York City, has its NYC big screen debut ...

 
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The mild winter means that wild garlic mustard should be in abundant supply around Brooklyn. With the mild winter we’ve been having in Brooklyn, garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) leaves are still tender and ...

 
Field garlic (Allium vineale) can be found all winter long in Brooklyn's parks.

Field garlic (Allium vineale) can be found all winter long in Brooklyn's parks. There is one wild edible plant that I can count on finding in BK even during the coldest weeks of ...

 
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We know foraging is hot. Trudging through the woods in search of wild edibles made all kinds of 2012 food trend lists. It’s gotten the slideshow treatment in the style section of Details magazine, ...

 
The gnarly sunchoke tuber. Sunchokes can be found in many Brooklyn parks and vacant lots, and they're at their sweetest at this time of year.

The gnarly sunchoke tuber. Sunchokes can be found in many Brooklyn parks and vacant lots, and they're at their sweetest at this time of year. Sunchoke, also called Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus) is ...

 
Oyster mushrooms

Oyster mushrooms are a delicious treat that are available year-round in Brooklyn. One of the best wild edible mushrooms is also one of the only ones that I can often forage for even in the ...

 
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You can smell gingko fruit from a block away, and it’s not a pleasant experience. But once you get rid of the stinky orange pulp, there is a culinary jewel waiting in the &#...

 
Leda Meredith

Leda Meredith picks the colorful chicken of the woods mushroom in this week's Foraging Brooklyn. Photo by Ken Clark. Editor’s Note: Mushroom season is still with us, and Leda Meredith has ...

 
Maitake or "Hen" mushrooms, for those in-the-know, are abundant in Brooklyn, often clustering near oak trees.

Editor’s Note: Is there anything better to forage than wild mushrooms? There’s something quintessentially autumnal about pulling out that first sweater of the season to hunt around in the woods for ...

 
Blackberry season is here. Look for them

Blackberry season is here. Look for them at the edges of meadows in Prospect Park. By Leda Meredith Blackberries were one of the first wild fruits I ever picked when I was a kid. There ...

 
The leaves of the squawbush are rounder than staghorn, but the bright red fruit is an good indicator of sumac.

Clusters of red berries on the sumac plant are easy to spot in parks around Brooklyn and have some great culinary uses. I’m not usually a big fan of fuzzy food. But by ...