Burke County Notebook

mother of all salads

The News Herald
May 10th, 2015

 
In addition to taking Mom out to lunch today, why not plan a day to take her out to gather lunch.

I’m referring to foraging — gathering wild edible plants for a salad…

Alan Muskat, author of “Wild Mushrooms: A Taste of Enchantment,” has been guiding foraging tours for more than 20 years in the Asheville area.
You can go on an hour-long tour, where wild mushrooms and other edible plants and flowers are gathered. Then the harvest is taken to one of five different restaurants and it’s made into a delicious meal.

The gathering may be free, but the tour and the meal made from your collections could be a little pricey. Still, nothing is better than spending a day hiking with Mom, right?

You can’t learn to forage from a website.
Always learn from an expert, preferably your parents.