Christopher Nyerges has always loved plants and the outdoors. When he was a kid, he would forage and store plants in his parents’ refrigerator. Now, Nyerges is teaching others to do the same. But this isn’t some nature hike foraging. Nyerges uses his encyclopedic botanical knowledge and a keen eye for urban-dwelling edible wild plants to teach other residents of Los Angeles where to find them. At his School of Self-Reliance, he shows city folks how to scour alleyways, parking lots, city parks and the sides of highways to find unexpected wild eats. From mustard flowers to radish pods, mallow fruits to mushrooms, Nyerges can help you forage for the best vegetarian street food you’ve never had.
This story is a part of our Flavors series, where we do so much more than play with our food. Come with us as we dive into deliciously different and tastefully off-beat stories in the culinary world.
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