Web Bites: Wild edible pesto with Marc Williams

Wild edibles pesto made by Marc Williams at the Selina Naturally test kitchen. (Carrie Eidson/ Mountain Xpress)
Wild edibles pesto made by Marc Williams at the Selina Naturally test kitchen. (Carrie Eidson/ Mountain Xpress)

Ethnobotanist and educator Marc Williams recently joined Xpress in the test kitchen at Selina Naturally to discuss wild edible plants and demonstrate how to make a healthy, delicious wild-plant pesto out of things many of us are used to thinking of as annoying weeds.

 

As an ethnobotanist, Williams has intensively studied the connection between people and plants and explores ways humans can use botanicals for food, medicine and beauty. He is the executive director of Plants and Healers International and shares his knowledge through classes on his website as well as at institutions throughout WNC and around the globe.

In this second video, Williams discusses how to properly identify a few common backyard edibles.

 

Williams will soon be teaching classes on wild edibles at No Taste Like Home, the Seasonal School of Culinary ArtsWild Herb Weekend and at A-B Tech in the next few weeks .

 

  Gina Smith; video by Carrie Eidson

 

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About Carrie Eidson
Multimedia journalist and Green Scene editor at Mountain Xpress. Part-time Twitterer @mxenv but also reachable at ceidson@mountainx.com. Follow me @carrieeidson

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