Wild Gourmet and Medicinal Beers with Pascal Baudar

July 22, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Maricopa Plaza for carpool to Wheeler Gorge
1207 Maricopa Hwy
Ojai, CA 93023
Lanny Kaufer

pascaltoyoningPascal Baudar, author and renowned professional forager for L.A.’s top chefs, will return to Ojai as our special guest on Saturday, July 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. He will join me for an Herb Walk on Wheeler Gorge Nature Trail and then lead a field workshop on making wild gourmet and medicinal beers and other creations from his best-selling 2016 book, The New Wildcrafted Cuisine: Exploring the Exotic Gastronomy of Local Terroir.  A limited number of copies of the book will be available for sale and signing.cooking_new_wildcrafted_cuisine2

In addition to the wild brewing demonstration, snacks will include primitive menu items like acorn hummus, spicy dried crickets, pickled black walnuts and similar wild-foraged delicacies. Exact items to be determined as the date gets closer.

Last year’s event sold out quickly so pre-payment is highly recommended to secure your space. See PayPal link at bottom of page.

Left: Horehound and California Sagebrush (Artemisia californica). Middle: Fresh Mugwort leaf and Sugar Bush berries (Rhus ovata) – very lemony. Right: Mild Hops flowers

Pascal Baudar is a professional forager, wild food instructor, and a self-styled “culinary alchemist” based in Los Angeles. His locally sourced wild ingredients and unique preserves have made their way into the kitchens of celebrated restaurants like Trois Mec in L.A. and such star chefs as Ludo Lefebvre, Josiah Citrin, Ari Taymor, Michael Voltaggio, Chris Jacobson and Niki Nakayama. His website is www.urbanoutdoorskills.com.

Over the years, through his weekly classes and seminars, he has introduced thousands of home cooks, local chefs, and others to the flavors offered by the wild terroir of southern California.

Pascal has served as a wild food consultant for several TV shows including MasterChef and Top Chef Duels. He has been featured in numerous TV shows and publications, including Time magazine, the Los Angeles Times, L.A. Weekly, and the New York Times. In 2014, he was named one of the 25 most influential tastemakers in L.A. by Los Angeles magazine.

His unique primitive brewing techniques were featured in a January 2016 article in Craft Beer & Brewing magazine entitled “L.A.’s Wildest Homebrewer.”

The $50 fee includes the walk and all foods and beverages to be sampled. Click on the REGISTER link below to register and the PayPal button to secure your space. If you prefer, you can mail a check..

Lanny and Pascal at their 2016 workshop in Ojai. Photo: Steve Toscher



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