A Holiday Gathering: Food, Foraging, and Mythology
The holiday season is a time to gather. Whether gathering your family (or pod) around the table, or ingredients for a festive meal, there’s almost always an untold story or two that emerges in the act of collecting and coming together.
This December, forager Lori McCarthy and herbalist Felicity Roberts will be hosting a special holiday gathering celebrating the origins of holidays, festivities, and culinary traditions across the globe. We’ll go over recipes for two baked goods with wild ingredients you can find outside (yes, even in the winter!) and one festive cocktail.
Accompanying these treats will be a generous helping of mysterious holiday mythology. What do mushrooms have to do with Santa? What exactly is Tibb’s Eve? And are Christmas witches really a thing?
Join us to find out! If you missed our latest four-part course on Food, Foraging, and Mythology with Lori and Felicity this fall and are eager to learn some practical foraging skills and fascinating folklore, this holiday gathering is the perfect place to start.
About Your Hosts
Lori is a chef, outdoor educator, forager, hunter, and the founder-operator of Codsounds, a highly regarded culinary excursion company. She has been featured on CNN and many national and international publications. Special culinary skills include cooking over open fire, fermentation, and the butchering and curing of meats. She is dedicated to documenting and preserving traditional foods. You can follow her at @eatitwild and @codsounds.
Felicity is an herbalist, urban farmer, food and cocktail writer, textile artist, and passionate home cook who gets excited about discovering simple, low tech, and environmentally friendly ways to grow, gather, and prepare food. Her knowledge of Newfoundland’s landscape and foods is matched by an eclectic knowledge base acquired from a decade spent hitchhiking, farming, and cooking around North America with notable stops in British Columbia, Texas, and Maine. She has been featured on NPR and is an Atlas Obscura trip guide.
Once registered, you can access the Zoom room for this experience through your confirmation email or Eventbrite account. Atlas Obscura online experiences are recommended for attendees age 13+.
This event is one of Atlas Obscura’s Online Experiences. At Atlas Obscura, our mission has always been to inspire wonder and curiosity about the incredible world we all share. Now, more than ever, there’s a need to stay connected—not only to our sense of wonder, but to each other.