What are Urban Outdoor Skills?
The goal of Urban Outdoor Skills is to reconnect the urban dweller with the natural environment around him.
While self-reliance is part of what we teach, a lot of emphasis in on investigating the culinary applications of local edibles and aromatic plants found in the wilderness and, through traditional methods or new experimentation, provide unique ingredients and flavors.
We also teach a lot of traditional and modern methods of food preservation applied to wild edibles.
We love to show people that natural, flavorful and organic food is all around us and that
exciting, uncommon and flavorful dishes can be made with it.
A few examples of unique ingredients:
• Uncommon wild edible plants, flowers, seeds and fruits.
• Salts/Sugars infused with wild aromatic plants (Colors and flavors).
• Wild berries or plants verjus
• Preserved wild edibles (canned, dehydrated, fermented, etc...)
• Unique vinegars (Elderberry, Mugwort, Pine etc...)
• Primitive beers and wines made with local plants (Sage, Mugwort, Nettles, etc...)
• Wild aromatic herbs (I.E. Sweet White Clover, Pine, Bidens, Sages, etc...)
• Flavorful and colorful powders (I.E. Manzanita, Wild Berries, etc...)
• Wild sugars from insects
and much more!
What is Transitional Gastronomy?
Transitional Gastronomy is a culinary discipline where we create unique gourmet experiences using accessible resources in our immediate environment, such as home gardens and edible plants you find in the urban wilderness. It’s a cooking style based on fresh, foraged wild food and simple ingredients. We value self-reliance and sustainability and incorporate old world, traditional food preservation techniques along with modern and even molecular gastronomy.
Visit our other web site at: www.transitionalgastronomy.com for more information