I was clicking through Groupon last year when I came upon an interesting item: "Forage for Wild Edible Foods". The deal was for a walking tour through the woods in Seward Park with a published nature writer, learning how to glean edible foods from the land.
Curious, I checked out his blog and book. Foraged foods are trendy here. A few years ago the neighborhood pizza place sold pizza topped with foraged mushrooms. In grade school we learned how to pick stinging nettle, crush it between our palms and eat it raw. It's a part of the movement to 'eat local'.
It was fitting that, after coming home with a respectable catch of razor clams from the family timeshare, my parents invited Momo and Popo over to share in the seafood feast. Razor clams are huge, caught by digging quickly into the wet sand when you see an air bubble surface. Our family went over, too, and we enjoyed a foraged meal with the original foragers.
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