Amaranth greens, a/k/a pigweed, are some of the most nutritious leafy greens you can eat. Here’s how to harvest and cook them.
Edible Wild Plants
Recipes and harvesting guides for a variety of edible wild plants and mushrooms. You'll find step by step guides on how to gather edible wild plants safely, and then recipes on how to cook them once you've gathered them.
A classic Italian mushroom ragu, made with a variety of mushrooms, wild or cultivated. Serve this with polenta or pasta.
Jägerschnitzel is one of Germany’s best known dishes. Also spelled jaegerschnitzel, it means “hunter’s cutlets,” meat pounded thin and served with a mushroom sauce. Easy to make, and a great way to celebrate a successful hunt. Back in the 1800s, jägerschnitzel was originally made with venison or wild boar loin, pounded thin. It is now normally made
Stinging nettle risotto rocks. It is the essence of “green,” and is super healthy, too. What’s more, blanched nettles will keep their emerald loveliness even after a good 15 minutes of cooking, which makes a nettle risotto visually stunning. The dish itself is pretty simple: Risotto rice, cooked nettles, butter, shallot, garlic, a little pecorino
Instructions on how to make elderberry liqueur from fresh elderberries; this recipe keeps the berries whole, which makes a clean liqueur.
This is a simple roasted mushroom recipe that works with any meaty mushroom, from porcini to shiitake to regular button mushrooms.
Pheasant with mushrooms is a perfect combination of fall flavors, is easy to make and comes together in less than an hour. This is a homey recipe that brings together the classic combination of mushrooms, brandy, cream and chicken — only I use pheasant breasts here. Grouse, quail, partridge, rabbit or chicken also work. I
Mexican pork with purslane, carne de puerco con verdolagas, is a common dish all over northern Mexico, and is a great way to eat this edible weed.