WHY EAT WILD?
"In wildness is the preservation of the world." -H.D. Thoreau
Why eat from the wild? The answer is obvious to anyone who has felt the emotional uplift from the weight of a basket brimming with morel mushrooms, the earthy-sweet scent of digging Sassafras roots, or the heavy pulsing of a fish testing the limits of your fly rod.
There are a million reasons to eat wild, to get dirty, to taste fresh food. It is here where we connect to the Earth, our Ancestral past, immediate present and hope for a healthy future...
"Nothing else can build such awareness as surely and powerfully as practicing the ancient ecological art of humankind - foraging. It is not observation of, but rather participation in the phenomena of Nature that brings us to our greatest understanding of our place in the mosaic of life."
-Samuel Thayer The Forager's Harvest
Monday, July 8, 2013
Trout streams in Summer...
The summer heat bakes me in my own house. It is consistently ten degrees higher than the outdoors. My only solution is to ignore the dishes, the recyclables that need returned and books strewn about. I find the nearest cool water, and cast about for my favorite fish: Trout.
Check out my latest write-up in Edible Grande Traverse Magazine for tales of trout and tailwaters, photos and a recipe:
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