My guest on this podcast is forager John Rensten. John lives and works in London, UK but John’s interest in foraging was aroused by learning about edible fungi in the New Forest.
Having opened a successful London gastro pub in 2004, John combined his love of wild food with this venture, becoming increasingly interested in adding wild ingredients to his menus.
Since then, John has concentrated even more on wild foods and, in particular, urban foraging. John has focussed on showing other Londoners what can be foraged under their noses or, as John puts it “hiding in plain sight”.
John’s Forage London website has many articles and recipes as well as some videos about foraging in the city. John runs foraging walks in London as well as fungi forays in Hampshire. He has written a book, entitled The Edible City, to be published in September 2016.
I caught up with John in London to talk foraging in the city and learning more about trees and plants in urban spaces. Our conversation forms episode 15 of my podcast…
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