Wild Foods Day is celebrated on October 28 every year. This is a great feast for gourmets! Many people think that cultivated fruits, vegetables and berries do not taste as refined as their wild counterparts. Products have recently gained high popularity: they are served in expensive restaurants.
Historians claim that wild food has existed for over 40 million years. People have long been engaged in gathering and have learned to determine which fruits can be eaten and which cannot. Now in the world there are about 2000 species of edible mushrooms, including medicinal ones.
Research shows that, due to natural growth, fruits are more nutritious than farmed products. Most likely, this moment is connected with the natural processes of plant survival. For example, some species release unpleasant odors to deter predators.
Wild Foods Day was mentioned as early as 1974. It is believed that the founder was Ewell Gibbons, who holds certain views on such food. He has several books on the idea in his arsenal – one of them is “The Pursuit of Wild Asparagus”, published in 1962.
It is noteworthy that:
- agriculture appeared 10 years ago;
- a person can survive by eating wild asparagus, berries, bamboo, bird eggs, grapes;
- jasmine, when added to tea, can positively affect the body;
- geranium is added to many dishes for piquancy;
- Violets often brighten up the appearance of the dish due to their mint-like flowers.
How to celebrate
Go to nature and find wild food! Look how varied it is. All this can grow within the city, you just need to carefully look around. Important: do not collect fruits if you are not sure of their safety. This is especially true for mushrooms. It is ideal to take with you a specialist who knows which fruits can be consumed.
When is Wild Foods Day celebrated in 2022?
Wild Foods Day is observed on October 28 each year.