Stroll along a riverbank and it’s possible to forage for lots of wild food, even if you live in a city. Wild rocket, cobnuts, garlic mustard, barberry, rosehips, the list is endless. Can you get any more organic?
The best way to learn how is to join a nature group or go with someone who already knows. But if you’re interested, especially in making the wonderfully flavoured soups, wines, jams, cakes that come from these foods, then you may want to get hold of Alys Fowler’s The Thrifty Forager.
In partnership with Kyle Books we are offering a prize copy of The Thrifty Forager to one lucky winner. All you have to do is email me with the subject ‘Thrifty Forager’ in the subject line. I’ll pick the name out of a hat and contact the winner in the next week. (Competition ends 22.9.11. UK addresses only.)
However, if you want to get your hands on the book straight away it’s available now priced at £16.99. And if you want to hear more from Alys Fowler, then you can listen to her walking along Regent’s Canal with Woman’s Hour’s Jane Garvey.