We’ve become separated from the ingredients that form our food, and have lost an appreciation for how those ingredients came to be, how they grew, and how they were cultivated. We forget that there is magic in food. Tales from a Forager’s Kitchen by Fox Meets Bear blogger Johnna Holmgren is here to restore that excitement, that wonder, to spark an adventurous spirit both in the kitchen and out. She’s an adventurer – someone who aims to inspire others when she cooks enchanting meals or bakes with new ingredients straight from the woods or garden. Her ingredients are raw and fresh, and her recipes are truly unique: floraled elderflower quiche, wild blueberry bee pollen scones, garlic scrape wreathe pasta, and frothed reishi mushroom latte. Tales from a Forager’s Kitchen is more than a cookbook – it’s a retreat to nature, an invitation to escape to another realm. It brings the woods to a city loft and to the aisles of surburban supermarkets. Intertwined with photographs of foraging experiments, enchanting forest scenes, and whimsical illustrations, it will inspire readers to connect with the world around them. For those who step outdoors, she includes instructions on how to know which ingredients are safe for consumption. And for those without a forest in their backyard, Johnna shares how one can take the foraging lifestyle anywhere, by choosing new, interesting, natural ingredients at the farmer’s market or local co-op.