Forage to Table with Ellen Zachos
Join Ellen Zachos to explore the bountiful harvests of northern Wisconsin, as we forage for and cook with classic fall flavors. Of course we never know exactly what we’ll find (isn’t that what keeps it interesting?), but likely ingredients include acorns, black walnuts, crabapples, mushrooms, dock seeds, sochan, and other greens that are at their best in cool, fall weather. We’ll forage for, harvest, and prepare our food and drink with the unbuyable flavors we discover together. Do you have a favorite foraged fall recipe? Bring it along! We’ll experiment with soups, baked goods (both sweet and savory), beverages, and main courses. It will be a delicious weekend.
The option for bunk house camping will be included in the weekend fee as well as some of your meals. Breakfast Saturday and Sunday morning will be on your own.
Ellen Zachos is the author of seven books including The Wildcrafted Cocktail and Backyard Foraging: 65 Familiar Plants You Didn’t Know You Could Eat. She wrote the foraging website for About.com, and shares seasonal wild recipes at www.backyardforager.com. Ellen is a regular contributor to several of the Edible magazines, and a Senior Advisor at Garden Compass, a plant identification app. She also works with RemyUSA, teaching foraging mixology workshops across the US. A former Broadway performer (cast of Les Miz), Ellen is a Harvard graduate and earned multiple certificates in horticulture and ethnobotany at the New York Botanic Garden. She taught at the NYBG for many years, and also worked there as Coordinator of the Gardening Department in Continuing Ed, before moving to Santa Fe, NM in the summer of 2014. Foraging is tougher in the desert southwest than it was in the northeast, but it's fun exploring new territory and getting to know new edible plants and mushrooms.
Ellen is best known for her love of unbuyable flavors, and her belief that cooking with wild edible plants and mushrooms can be easy and accessible to everyone.
Melissa (Sam Thayer's wife) will be assisting Ellen over the course of the weekend. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please feel free to email or call her: 715-868-9453. firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a $30 service fee per person for all refunds 31 or more days prior to the event. Otherwise, there is a 75% refund 30 days or lessprior to the event, IF we find a replacement for your spot.