Five food foraging favourites
From mussels to edible weeds, here’s how to forage for wild foods.
Plucking dinner provisions from the fluoro-lit supermarket aisles can be a soulless experience. But foraging for your supper with the sun at your back among coastal rocks, in the forests or even beside a suburban creek is an altogether more rewarding pastime.
Nonnas and yia-yias have long known the fresh and delicious bounty to be found, gratis, in Victoria’s great outdoors. Now the rest of us are catching on. But before you indulge your inner hunter-gatherer, it’s essential to know not just where to look, but more critically what you’re looking for. Some wild greens and wild mushrooms are highly toxic, so be sure you can identify what you pick and, if in doubt, leave it out.
Here’s our guide to where the wild things grow.