Ugh. I really, really wanted to be as epic as Rene Redzepi and use spruce as a flavoring in some sort of amazing hyperlocal dish but my stomach hates it.
Like, really, really detests eating spruce.
*curls up into a ball and begs for death*
Basically, foraging is awesome but just remember that just because you can forage for it doesn’t mean you should actually eat it.
In my previous attempt to learn how to make cheese I ran up against some of the classism that makes Vermont such a wonderful place to live and work. My request for information was ignored until they read about me insulting them on this blog and then it was responded in an inappropriate and condescending manner. Life goes on and other Vermont institution lost out on an awesome opportunity.
However, it looks like the Vermont Institute College has their own cheese making program that may be less upper middle class fantasies and more about education.
Here is the press release.
Here are the actual course listings. It would also appear that they feature classes in craft brewing and mushroom foraging. Fun!