Chicago chef puts wild things on urban menu
October 5, 2011
Foraging evokes sylvan images of an untouched paradise miles away from any human habitation. But gathering wild foods can be a big city pursuit too.
Diana Kennedy, the grand dame of Mexican cooking, found the herb epazote growing in New York’s Central Park. California-based Connie Green, the “head huntress” supplying some of the nation’s top chefs with foraged foods, fondly remembers picking mulberries while walking to work along Webster Avenue in Chicago.