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Nettle Soup: From Field To Table

By • July 5, 2012 • 1 Comment

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Think foraging is just for weird survivalists and old hippies? Then this video from Edible Boston will really shake your foundations.

Beautifully shot and elegantly framed, the short clip shows the entire process of making nettle soup, from collecting the first clippings to blending the greens. Not only is the video a treat to watch, it's also a good reminder on how many edible plants are out there, just waiting for us to pick them up. Despite their stinging exterior, nettles are a delicious green when cooked, with a delicate flavor that is slightly reminiscent of asparagus.

If you feel inspired to venture out into the wild, pick up a copy of The Forager's Harvest (it's the best guide to foraging out there, in my opinion) and start cooking.

Nettle Soup from Edible Boston

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about 2 years ago breakbread

Gorgeous video - I live by the Edible magazine both at home and when I travel, for local sourcing and restaurants. Nettles still allude me despite my home in western CT. The pics of the plant in video were great but I swear these greens are more precious than truffles! What am I missing? And before I go out looking (again) can they still be found in July? I thought the season had passed but happy to keep up search if there's hope!