More about foraging


Take care out there because we don’t want anyone poisoning themselves or eating anything nasty. If you are in any doubt of a plant's identity, don't eat it. It's best to use multiple resources to identify a plant. Avoid foraging from polluted places or those that could have been sprayed with herbicide. Get permission before foraging on someone else's property.

Foraging with Wairarapa chef Ant North

Ant North is the former head chef at Wharekauhau Lodge in Wairarapa. He is a long time fan of foraging, learning to identify and cook with wild plants more than 10 years ago in the UK.

He shares a recipe for Sea Lettuce Salt, and talks about how he uses foraged items in his recipes. Ant North

Ant North will be hosting a wild food event at Wellington on a Plate in August.