The Wild Foodies of Philly
   In search of the food beneath our feet!

 



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ALSO SEE:  WildFoodiesByEdiblePart

SALADS, STEWS, & SUBSTITUTES (under construction)

SALAD & STEW INGREDIENTS

SALAD & STEW INGREDIENTS

COOK-ONLY VEGGIE GREENS COOK-ONLY VEGGIE ROOTS

MORE SUBSTITUTES

 
Celery substitute:
hosta stalk
patience dock stalk
spiderwort
Thistles:
bull thistle stalk
burdock leaf and center stalk
field thistle stalk
milk thistle stalk
salsify

Grasses:
Asiatic dayflower
crabgrass
knotgrass
LadysThumb
spiderwort

Leaves:
 carpetweed

 chickweed
 chicory greens (leaf & flower)
 dandelion (leaf & flower)
 
fiddlehead fern
 hosta leaf
 ladyís thumb leaf
 lambís quarters
 mile-a-minute
 


patience dock  
purslane
sow thistle
sorrel, sheep
sorrel, wood

Mustard & Cresses:
 mustard
 garlic mustard
 bittercress
 pennycress
 peppercress
 shepardís purse
 watercress 
 
wintercress

Onion & Garlic:
garlic
onion 
ramps  

Parsley-like:
carrot
goutweed
eastern waterleaf
sweet cicely
aniseroot


Amaranth greens:
common
mat

Artemesia greens:
epazote, wormseed
mugwort,wormwood

Nettle:
stinging
wood

Also:
chickweed, mouse-eared
dock, bitter
dock,
curly yellow


Mallow/Hibiscus family:
common
marshmallow
Rose of Sharon

Potato subs:
American groundnut
arrowhead, wapato
spring beauty
Water lilies:

American lotus
yellow pond lily

Solomon Seal:
common
false

Sunflower:

Jerusalem Artichoke
sunflower, woodland

Thistle roots:
bull thistle stalk
burdock leaf and center stalk
field thistle stalk
milk thistle stalk 
salsify


Spinach cooked subs:
amaranth
lambís quarters

Peas / Beans subs:
ginkgo bean/nut
hyacinth bean
locust, honey

Peanut sub:
American hog peanut
 

TASTES-FLAVORS:

BLAND

BITTER

TART

LEMONY

SWEET

MINT

LICORICE

WINTER SPICE


Asiatic dayflower leaf
hosta leaf
indian strawberry
ladyís thumb leaf
mallows, all parts
wild violet

lambís quarters


chicory greens
chickweed
clover
dandelion
dock, bitter
dock, yellow curley
wild lettuce

Cabbage taste:
sow thistle


Fruit:
c
rab apple
hawthorns

Raspberries:

blackberry, Allegheny
blackberry, sawtooth
dewberry
raspberry, black
raspberry, red
thimbleberry
wineberry


Asian lemon
staghorn sumac

G
reens:
mile-a-minute 
patience dock purslane
sorrel, sheep

sorrel, wood
 

 
Fruit:
paw paw
wild strawberry

Mulberries:
black mulberry
red mulberry
white mulberry

paper mulberry

Tree Sap/Water:

ash
birch
hickory
maples
walnut
sycamore


wintergreen
creeping snowberry

Mints:
spearmint
bee balm
ground ivy
henbit
deadnettle


sweet cicely
aniseroot


sweet birch tree
sarsaparille (greenbrier)
sassafras
spice bush

Ginger taste:
chameleon
ginger

PEPPERY

ONION & GARLIC

MUSTARDS

HORSERADISH

ARTICHOKE

MUSHROOM

SPINACH

MISCELLANEOUS


daylily

peppercress
smartweed, pepper
 

 

 


wild garlic
wild onion
ramps

 


garlic mustard
mustard

Cress:
bittercress
pennycress
peppercress
shepardís purse
watercress 
wintercress

 

garlic mustard roots


Roots of:
Jerusalem artichoke

Thistle roots:
bull
burdock
field  
milk
 

 
carpetweed
cleaver
plantain, broad plantain, narrow
 

 


amaranth
lambís quarters

 


O
yster taste:
salsify root

TEXTURES-USES:


CRUNCHY RAW / SLIGHTLY COOKED


FLOUR FROM SEEDS & NUTS


FUZZY (can be uncomfortable to
swallow if not well cooked)


THICKENERS / MUCILAGE


asparagus
cattail stalk
daylily buds / shoots
fiddlehead (ostrich fern)
hosta shoots
patience dock
purslane
spiderwort stalk

Celery-like thistle stalks:
bull thistle
burdock
field thistle  
milk thistle 
salsify

Also see: http://www.wildfoodies.org/SHOOTS.docx
http://www.wildfoodies.org/Flowers.htm
 

 

Seeds:
amaranth
cattail
foxtail grass
lamb's quarters
wild rice
reed grass

Nut flours:
beech, American
ginkgo 
hazelnut
maple family
shagbark hickory
water chestnut
oaks:
white
red
chinquapin

walnuts:
black walnut
butternut walnut

http://www.eattheweeds.com/wild-flours
 

 

carrot stalks
cleaver
mallow, common (leaf)
mouse-eared chickweed
 

 

 

common mallow (entire plant)
ginkgo nut
sassafras (leaves)