Eating invasives

Spring is here and along with it some of the more edible invasive plants.  Anyone for a dish of knotweed kimchi or garlic mustard pesto pasta?  Pittsburgh has gone to great lengths developing edible uses for Japanese knotweed, Fallopia japonica.   One business sells it by the pound to enterprising brewers and bakers.  Watch a video from the Wall Street Journal on Pittsburgh’s knotweed gourmets here, http://on.wsj.com/1YRN9g2.

The ultimate online resource for eating invasive plants (and animals) is probably Eat the Invaders.  Here you can find all sorts of information and recipes on edible invaders.  Bon appetit!

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