Two of the guest presenters at Petersburg’s ninth Rainforest Festival last week came from Juneau with valuable tips for using wild greens, berries and mushrooms on a dinner menu. Corinne Conlon and Amy O’Neil Houck are part of a foraging group in Juneau that gathers and prepares meals together. During the festival in Petersburg, the two gave a brown bag talk on gathering wild foods. They also went on foraging trips and capped off the festival Sunday night with a gourmet dinner using wild and locally sourced plants and seafood.
Joe Viechnicki spoke with Conlon and O’Neil Houck about the plants they like to gather and cook, starting off with a question to Conlon about how the Juneau foraging group got started.
That’s Amy O’Neil Houck and Corinne Conlon, two of the guests at this year’s Rain Forest Festival in Petersburg.