Wildcrafting - Wild Food Is Gourmet Food

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Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 3:00pm

Presented by Pascal Baudar and Christopher Nyerges. We are surrounded by super food and yet, most people have forgotten about the bounty around us and which plants are edible, medicinal or poisonous.  The weeds in your garden may be more nutritious and tasty then what you would purchase at the grocery store. In fact 90% of the plants we can collect for food are non-native/invasive and you can even help the environment by doing so. Pascal and Christopher will talk about local edible wild food and demonstrate a couple of simple recipes on location. You'll also get to enjoy some yummy wild snack and drink.
Pascal Baudar is an author, wild food researcher and traditional food preservation instructor located in Los Angeles. His passion is to travel the country and Europe to learn about forgotten food and preservation techniques.
Aside from collaborating for several years with some of the most creative chefs in the country, he has served as a wild food consultant for several TV shows including MasterChef, Top Chef Duels and has been featured in numerous publications including Time magazine, the Los Angeles Times, L.A. Weekly, and the New York Times.
In 2014, he was named one of the 25 most influential tastemakers in L.A. by Los Angeles magazine and in 2017 as one of the top 7 most creative culinary classes.

Christopher Nyerges has a lifelong passion for wild foods, self-reliance, and survival skills.

He began to teach Wild Food Outings in 1974, sponsored by WTI, and over 34,000 students have attended the classes in the last 40 years. Nyerges was editor of Wilderness Way for 7 years, and outdoor columnist for over 12 years, and the author of numerous books ("Guide to Wild Foods," "How to Survive Anywhere," "Self-Sufficient Home," and more). Christopher and his wife Dolores started the School of Self-reliance as a means to share practical real-life everyday skills with average city-dwellers via classes and publications. Though Dolores passed away in 2008, Nyerges continues to share unique and life-changing classes with an astounding array of world-class itinerant teachers, each of whom Nyerges considers not just associates but close friends.

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