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Steamed Alexanders Recipe

The young growth of Alexanders (Smyrnium olusatrum) are just beginning to emerge, and now is the time to don your wellies and hunt out this delicious Spring time green. Read more…

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Frank Cook On Nettle

Frank Cook (internationally renowned edible wild plant expert) discusses the importance of Nettle (Urtica dioica) as food and medicine. Read more…

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Frank Cook on Black Currant (Ribes nigrum)

Internationally renowned edible wild plant expert Frank Cook continues his gentle amble around the Dartington Forest Garden and talks about the importance of Black Currant (Ribes nigrum). Read more&#...

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Gorse Flower Cordial Recipe

It was a cold and frosty late afternoon on December 30th when Zillah and I decided to go chasing Gorse flowers. Vibrantly bright, Gorse certainly isn’t a timid plant. I love to graze on Gorse flowers

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Learn About Dock (Rumex)

In this 2 part video series Frank Cook discusses the many uses of edible Dock (Rumex) as wild food and herbal medicine. Dock (Rumex) is part of the Buckwheat family (Polygonaceae). Read more…

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Dandelion Root Coffee Recipe

My wife came home the other day with a huge bag of dandelion roots which she plonked in the middle of the kitchen floor, smiling a huge smile. Dandelion coffee anyone? And so the washing, grinding and

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Common Sorrel Soup Recipe

I went and picked Common Sorrel (Rumex acetosa) for this warming, tangy Autumn soup recipe. Common Sorrel is widely available, and can often be found on grassland and in hedges. For this recipe I went

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How To Collect, Dry & Store Dulse (Rhodymenia palmata)

Collect your dulse (Rhodymenia palmata) from a clean seashore. I collect my dulse off Sidmouth beach which is MCS recommended. This means it has the highest water quality standards. Step 1 Make sure that

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African Wild Food Knowledge Being Lost

As food prices skyrocket and shortages abound, the people of Zimbabwe are turning to foraged wild food to keep them alive. Read more…

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About The Buttercup Family (Ranunculaceae) | Frank Cook

As Frank Cook points out in this video there is a spectrum that plants lie on that ranges between Food-Medicine-Poison. Buttercup is in the Medicine-Poison section. Yet more gentle wisdom from this fascinating

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