Making a cookbook about foraging? yes please

Here’e the work of a group of people from New York, who with verve and good humor is offering a new way to look at the botany living around us.


Great the statement “So why the focus on foraging? Well, we have to say a bit about spurse. We’re a collective of systems thinkers, and designers who’ve spent the last decade researching how humans and their environments shape each other. We’ve done fieldwork in many remote hunting, fishing and mining communities and along the we’d often all stop to gather a spontaneous meal. This led us to see foraging — what some of us still remember our grandparents doing — is neither quaint nor exotic — it’s how we change from being shoppers to stewards, activist, foodies, and ecologists without realizing it. It’s crucial to transforming us, our perceptions, and our fundamental engagements with the world.”

Read an article here or check out their blog here

Glorious intents, it reminds you of Antonio Carluccio Goes Wild coobook, only a little more grunge

About info

Diego Bonetto is a multimedia artist living and practicing in Sydney, Australia, and is a key member of artists' collectives SquatSpace and the BigFAGPress. -The SquatSpace collective has been producing ground-breaking events and projects since 2000. The group has been curated in a number of shows both in Australia and overseas. The current initiatives, the Redfern-Waterloo Tour of beauty ( tackle issues of social representation and the politics of space generated by gentrification. -The BigFagPress (BFP) is a publishing facility housed in Wooloomooloo, Sydney. The BFP is a salvaged 4-tonnes Off-set proof press. The press allows for the creation of countless artworks by keen printmakers and self-started publishers. Diego has also been working with WeedyConnection, an environmental art campaign. The project involves an online resource (, short documentary films, cooking shows, blogs, installations, prints, facebook interventions and various site-specific installations in the form of self-guided tours. WeedyConnection tackle the anthropocentric view of what environment should look like. Based on research and data provided by disciplines as far apart as biology, anthropology, paloenthology, social ecology and ethno botany it formulates ethical questions about cultural representation in times of environmental urgency.
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2 Responses to Making a cookbook about foraging? yes please

  1. Oliver says:

    Diego, a great idea, a Sydney foraging recipe book. Fishos, weed-gatherers, shellfishers, mushroomers and their recipes, pushing right up on the verge of the more mainstream (ironically labelled ‘alternative’) homegrowers, but distinct if just for the point of focus. I would certainly love to take part. Oliver

  2. info says:

    Oliver, sorry, so slow this days replying here!
    yes, Cookbook, I would love to talk more about this! I think is a fantastic idea if you could bring in the fishing and trapping side!
    lets communicate via email>> info[at]weedyconnection[dot]com>>

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