Regional Character: Exploring Native Flora with Marie Viljoen
Where: Museum of Food and Drink
62 Bayard St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn
718-387-2845 Price: $20
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North America is home to many indigenous plants whose culinary potential is often unrecognized, or forgotten. In her work as a forager and botanically-inclined cook, Marie Viljoen has developed hundreds of recipes using virtually unknown native ingredients that reflect regional character or terroir.
Join Marie Viljoen as she unearths the potential of a number of these native plants that occur prolifically in the Northeast and across much of the United States including bayberry, pawpaw, spicebush, and sweetfern.
Viljoen will discuss the flavor profiles of these native plants (along with invasive but edible weeds) as well as their preparation and preservation methods in botanical and culinary detail.
This program is a part of our Wild Food series.