Foraging doesn't only provide us with free nutrients - it can also completely revolutionize our relation to food, consumption and nature. Understanding and appreciating these subjects are becoming increasingly important for those of us living in cities. Food Studio was present at the very first edition of HEIM festival to talk about edible weeds and food philosophy.
A wide range of wild plants are edible. Many of these plants can be found in cities.
You know it is the month of August when the days are sunny and warm, but the nights remind us that it won’t be long till the leaves turn yellow and orange. This is the time to harvest the fresh, delicious vegetables the soil has produced over the summer. On our Summer Get Away, we travelled to Lislerud farm to do just that.
For the Japanese chef Masayo Funakoshi it is vital to have close bonds to food producers and foragers. She is also an artist at heart, which shows in her cooking. We went fishing for food in the picturesque Oslo Fjord.
You know that Christmas song? The one where they sing about Christmas being the ”most wonderful time of the year”? Although Christmas has it perks, and can definitely offer some very cosy, wonderful moments, they got it wrong. The most wonderful time of year isn’t Christmas. It’s spring. It’s now.
In the spring of 2015, we travelled to Eidsvoll to pick, forage and enjoy the fresh greens together with foragers Nina Berge and Britt Kornum. Join us on our walk from the church of Eidsvoll to "Verdens Ende", the End of the World.
I remember imagining Tasmania, when I was a little girl, as a deserted island in the middle of the ocean. Far, very far away from my country. I thought only Tasmanian devils would inhabit this land, swirling and roaring around just like in the cartoon.
Winter is a difficult season for finding food. Still, it gives you a few advantages – things are easier to preserve, for instance. And if you work hard enough, you might just find enough for a hearty meal deep within the snowy woods.