Wild Food: Conversations With Chef Bun Lai + Local Foragers
Step outside. Connecticut is ripe ground for wild food. This week on Seasoned, a poignant conversation with one of the best-known foragers in the country, chef Bun Lai. Plus, we search for edible plants and berries and find a gorgeous chicken of the woods mushroom with the founder of the Connecticut Foraging Club. And, consider us starstruck—we also talk with the 81-year old amateur mycologist from Hartford who has a species of mushroom named after her.
This show was produced by Robyn Doyon-Aitken and Catie Talarski.
Amy Demers – Founder of the Connecticut Foraging Club
Connie Borodenko – Mushroom forager, discoverer of the species amanita borodenkoae
Correction: In the original broadcast of the show, Virginia creeper was mentioned as an invasive plant. Virginia creeper, though a very aggressive vine, is not actually invasive in Connecticut. Visit UConn’s website to view a list of invasive plants.