- You should do some urban foraging Thursday.
When news that one of the nation's top foragers was coming to town, a talented roster of chefs came out of the woodwork in Kansas City. Tama Matsuoka Wong, the forager for Daniel in New York City and the co-author of Foraged Flavor: Finding Fabulous Ingredients in Your Backyard or Farmer's Market
, is set to give a talk about her new book at the Central Branch (14 W. 10th St.) of the Kansas City Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. But it's the reception beforehand that should have eaters punching the library's address into their GPS.
Novel's Ryan Brazeal (Charles Ferruzza wrote about the plans for the West Side eatery back in February) joins the Farmhouse's Michael Foust, chef Debbie Gold (formerly of the American), the Rieger's Howard Hanna and Justus Drugstore's Jonathan Justus for a 6 p.m. reception. The chefs are preparing small bites made with locally foraged wild edibles.
Wong's talk will center on how to discover and properly prepare wild ingredients. Tickets are free, and you can RSVP online.