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GenYChron Ep. 0016 – The Millennial munchies: Foraging and eating wild edibles

Show summary

This week we listen to Jasmin share her knowledge about foraging for wild edibles. We talk about our experiences foraging berries, nuts and various plants in Germany and Nova Scotia. We also explain how we make teas, juices and salads from wild berries and herbs.

Show notes

1:00 – Picking elderberries and making homemade elderberry juice

3:05 – Elderberry juice is an important ingredient for making German Christmas wine (Glühwein)

3:55 – Make your own camomile tea by picking it fresh in your neighbourhood

5:00 – We noticed that the locals in Munich love to forage for wild onions

6:48 – “Bang peas”?

7:22Dandelions

8:35Fiddleheads

9:02 – Making tea and salads from the prickly stinging nettle

10:29Walnuts do not look like walnuts when they’re growing on a tree

11:53Hazelnuts

12:53 – Beware of mushrooms (Do not eat wild mushrooms if you don’t know what is safe to eat)

15:12 – Don’t mistake elderberries for “bird berries

15:38Raspberries and blackberries tend to grow in the same areas

16:41Wild “German” plums are generally smaller than the imported variety

19:16Beechnuts

19:50Castanea sativa (Sweet chestnut)

21:35 – Les Stroud on his Survivorman show, demonstrated how to eat cattail roots and wild cucumber

23:54 – Foraging is a fun activity for all ages

24:43Edible flowers

25:34Acorns

26:38 – I caught a beaver stealing corn from a farmer’s field in Munich

29:03 – Suburban farming in Munich

30:41Truffles

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