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New Cookbook Teaches How To Cook With Food Found On The Sidewalk

New Cookbook Teaches How To Cook With Food Found On The Sidewalk
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Design collective Spurse plans to publish 'Eat Your Sidewalk', which teaches people how to spot edible plants in their urban environments as a way eat ‘local’.

Emma Hutchings
  • 5 september 2012

Design collective Spurse’s newest project is the ‘Eat Your Sidewalk‘ experimental cookbook, which teaches people how to forage and cook food found in urban environments. From their Kickstarter page, the group explains their inspiration and purpose:

We asked ourselves, what if eating begins right under your feet wherever you are? As avid foragers and amateur urban ecologists this question hit home when we challenged ourselves to live for a week by foraging our sidewalks– surprisingly it was easy; then we did it with a community — and it caught on as grandmothers, freegans, and foodies joined forces — and now we would like to share our ideas with you via one of the great modern art forms — the cookbook.

This project has reached its goal on Kickstarter and the team has been busy inventing new ways to cook, forage, and challenge old habits. The cookbook, which should be available this fall, will include experimental recipes, stories, guest writings, and tools for action. There will be fold-out diagrams, a pop out codebook, and a stencil to use. The cookbook ranges in price from $60 for the compact edition, $120 for the complete edition, and $200 for the deluxe edition.

The group also hosts ‘challenges’ to teach people how to forage on their own sidewalks. Participants are challenged to only eat what they can ‘find right under [their] feet.’

Watch the campaign video below to learn more about the cookbook:

Eat Your Sidewalk

all images from the Eat Your Sidewalk blog

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