The indigenous flora and fauna of the United States as culinary ingredients
The American landscape is as rich and varied in terroir as any other country. Chefs and home cooks alike have a wealth of plants and animals on the land and in the sea to draw from for a unique American cuisine.
However, oftentimes this diversity is not recognized, celebrated or capitalized on. This site is an exploration by genus and species of the basic food ingredients that grace our country from shore to shore.
When possible, I will also tell you about festivals related to the various species.