Bonus CITY recipe: Sea Spaghetti
Steph Marsden's foraged masterpiece
This recipe comes from Steph Marsden’s piece, A Wee Walk on the Wild Side. It contains excerpts from Steph’s experiences participating in the Wildbiome Project, a citizen-science experiment that began in May 2023. It involved foraging and eating wild foods for a month to assess the impact on health and the microbiome.
One of the highlights of the experience chronicled in Steph’s piece was receiving an early morning message that alerted her to the presence of the fabled St. George’s mushrooms, just 10 minutes from her flat. Out she goes to find some, and upon return, she writes:
I return home and cook just a couple of the mushrooms for breakfast. At first, they taste a bit bland, but then I realize they just have a different kind of flavour than the mushrooms I commonly eat. That night I make the most delicious sea spaghetti dish with the mushrooms, a creamy sauce made with chestnut flour, a little wild garlic, and lovage, seasoned with dried fermented horseradish.
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