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Fun With Foraging: Gather With The Traditional Gastronomes This Weekend

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Whether you're wanting to beef up your survival skills in case the big one hits or if you're just fascinated by foraging, a trip with Pascal Binder and Mia Wasilevich is right in your wheelhouse.

The couple, who are founders of the Traditional Gastronomy movement here in Los Angeles, are known for plucking wild edibles for local chefs, as well as teaching curious minds about the wild foods that are available to us -- sometimes in our own backyards.

This Saturday Binder and Wasilevich will be teaching a course in Whittier's Sycamore Canyon, where guests will learn to identify a variety of delicious and nutritious edible plants.

After the tour and foraging, the Traditional Gastronomes will present a tasting menu including a bitter lettuce cup with foraged greens, puffed black rice, watercress crema and elderberry balsamic reduction; lambsquarter and sage seed crackers, foraged figs brulee and cured California black walnut sauce, burrata, pickled gingered yucca; prickly pear juice; and a wild beer sampling made with foraged aromatic plants like mugwort.

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The class and dinner costs $60 and tickets can be purchased here.