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 WORKSHOPS - CLASSES - WILD FOOD GASTRONOMY

PRIVATE CLASSES and GIFTS CARDS Available

 

To keep better track of who's coming and make sure the classes are not too large (15 people or less), I'm now using Eventbrite.com for registration. Some of my workshops sell very fast so make sure to register early.

 

All my classes and workshops are done outdoor - Always check a couple of days before if the class/workshop is still happening, had a change of location or rescheduled due to extreme weather.

 

 

Introduction to wild edibles seeds, from survival to gourmet food!

Sunday July 15

 

 

Did you know that over 200 edible wild seeds can be collected in the wilderness. The easiest ones are actually the most invasive - over 8 different types of mustard with flavors ranging from broccoli to wasabi. With the black mustard seeds you can even make a "wild" and gourmet Dijon mustard.

 

So join me that Sunday and I will introduce you to the most common wild edible seeds. First we'll go on a leisury walk and collect various mustard seeds, wild quinoa and many more! We'll also speak about the medicinal, edible and poisonous plants we encounter.

 

After the walk, we'll review possible culinary uses for seeds, you will learn how to process wild seeds and preserve them. I would also demonstrate how to make a spicy mustard using black mustard seeds on location - just need a tad of wine, salt and vinegar. I'll also show you how to make delicious pickled seeds using wild or commercial ingredients.

 

Everyone attending the workshop will be able to leave with their own seeds to make mustard or, if they want, they'll be able to make their own mustard on location using my stone grinders.

 

All those non-native edible seeds are available in HUGE quantity. I can collect several cups of wild mustard seeds in one morning. Seeds are often discarded by foragers but they're actually really plentiful, extremely nutritious and the more seeds you collect, the more you help the environment.

 

We'll have wild snacks and drinks on location including herbal beers.

 

Long pants and hiking shoes are preferred. We have some poison oak in the area. Make sure to bring some water and sun protection too.

 

We meet in front of a place called Reptacular

8828 Gold Creek Rd, Sylmar, CA 91342

Look for a red Jeep Wrangler near the entrance, we park on the side of the road a bit further (Don't enter the main gate, just drive a bit further)

34°19'09.9"N 118°19'49.1"W

REGISTER HERE

 

 

Wild Food Tasting Event + Plant Walk

Saturday July 21st

 

 

 

It's back! Each month, we have a class that is more focused toward food and feature some culinary uses of local and seasonal wild edibles. If you are into unique food or want to experience the true flavors of Southern California, this is an event you don't want to miss. It's also fun to bring the whole family or friends.

 

During the first part of the class, we'll go on a leisury walk and explore the local plants on the property. We'll talk about their medicinal and culinary uses. The walk is around an hour or so with lots of stops.

 

After the walk, we get to work. We divide the group into teams and each team puts together a small dish. You're provided with the wild ingredients and you're putting it together. It's super easy and fun.

 

The food, featuring the bounty our of our environment, can be quite unusual and creative. Pickled wild ingredients, ancient beers and wines, foraged berries and fruits, insects, fish cooked in clay, acorn hummus, wild spices...it's always a culinary surprise! I offer vegan options if possible but in any case, there is more than enough food to taste if you are vegan/vegetarian.

 

Long pants and hiking shoes are preferred. We have some poison oak in the area. Make sure to bring some water and sun protection too.

 

We meet in front of a place called Reptacular

8828 Gold Creek Rd, Sylmar, CA 91342

Look for a red Jeep Wrangler near the entrance, we park on the side of the road a bit further (Don't enter the main gate, just drive a bit further)

34°19'09.9"N 118°19'49.1"W

REGISTER HERE

 

 

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Check for daily updates on the schedule, I'm about to add a special tasting event, more plants walks, etc... in the next couple of days.