Forage for Your Food ~ Eat Your Weeds

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Joys of foraging. fffff. Cross-over between eating your weeds and foraging. 
Hands-on learning in a workshop. There's some fantastic foraging resources online and in books, as well as many individuals and organisations offering foraging workshops. Going on a workshop - usually a hands-on forage in the outdoors following by eating what you've gathered - is the absolute best way to get started. You will learn how to recognise edible wild plants - perhaps fungi as well - as well as finding out what's worth eating and in what quantities. For instance, wood sorrel has a delicious peppery, lemony taste, great for a passing nibble or for tossing a few in a salad. But it's not recommended to eat too much due to the oxalic acid content. Crucially, they will also advise you how to distinguish between plants that look similar but aren't all edible.
Books. A good book is the next step as you can take it out with you. Richard Mabey. 
Kit. Even when I'm just going for a walk rather than a specific forage outing, I like to have scissors and a bag for any goodies I might happen upon. Gloves are useful for picking anything prickly such as stinging nettles.

Useful links for advice on foraging
Galloway Wild Foods - Mark Williams - http://www.gallowaywildfoods.com/ - Scotland
http://www.gallowaywildfoods.com/category/beginners-guides/?sfns=mo

Jesper Launder - North of England

Monica ....?

Robin Harford?

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