Langdon Cook

Harvest the licorice fern to add a unique flavor to sauces and infusions

Plan now for seasonal foraging, like a chanterelle mushroom hunt in the fall

For everything, there is a season—and a forager can make the most of each one with a little planning

Langdon Cook goes on a late autumn hunt for watercress

My first priority as a forager is to enjoy the fresh air. Second is a good meal. Third—and not a distant third, mind you—is the inherent health benefits of wild foods. Nature will take care of us if we let her.

Dig It! We’ve got so many clams, you could say it’s an embarrassment of bivalves. Manila clams, in particular, are easy to dig and nearly foolproof in the pot.

Call the doctor. I feel a sickness coming on. It’s May and that can mean only one thing: morel mushrooms on the brain.