A Botanist Tackles Spurge Nettle for Lunch

The latest issue of Palmetto, the quarterly journal of the Florida Native Plant Society, has an amusing and informative article by Francis Putz, Ph.D., about Cnidoscolus stimulosus, a much-despised plant for Floridians hiking about in sandals. Every part of this plant has protective needles save the well-hidden root, which can be as deep as three […]

Wild Fermentation

What a delight to spend an evening with Sandor Katz, and to hear all about his latest methods of fermenting foods. His 2003 book, Wild Fermentation, is a well-worn reference on my cookbook shelves, and I was so excited to actually have the opportunity to hear him talk. His seminar drew a large audience for […]