An audio piece I produced mixing a traditional milling song from Cameroon with interview from Carolina Ground will air on APM’s The Splendid Table on May 22nd. See Earth Flavor 13 to read more about the women grinding grain at Carolina Ground.
I recorded this interview in Benin in 2012; I am revisiting it now in honor of Brownie’s recent passing. Friend and mentor, you are missed.
Learn about about wild weed pesto, dandelion mead, fried dandelion flowers, and the wisdom of eating from uncultivated landscapes.
From Earth Flavor 15:
“…pioneers came to North America with dandelion seeds in their pockets, knowing the plant could help provide the health and sustenance they would need to survive in unknown territory”
“…foraging embodies an empowering philosophy of engagement that stands in stark contrast to the shackling consumerist attitude of never having enough.”
This story was also published in Mountain Xpress as “Dandelions for Dinner.”
Learning about natural fermentation, brick ovens, local whole wheat flour, and the art of a dark, flavorful crust at Flat Rock Village Bakery. Earth Flavor 12.
The eleventh Earth Flavors profile features sweet potatoes from the “Peace” garden at the Pisgah View Apartments in Asheville, NC — part of the project Gardens United, which seeks to empower residents of low-income communities through gardening.