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"Forest Table" Seven-Course Wild Food Dinner

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Name: "Forest Table" Seven-Course Wild Food Dinner
Date: November 12, 2022
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM PST
Event Description:
Join local author, forager, herbalist and chef Jess Starwood for a seven-course wild food dinner, celebrating all that the season offers. Late autumn is the time for acorns and mushrooms, roots, nuts and seeds, spices and flavors that will nourish us during the colder months and to be ready for spring when it comes again. Throughout the evening you will explore the unique and unusual flavors of the local environment that you’ll find nowhere else—a true celebration of time and place. Each course is part of that story, intentionally crafted together using whole ingredients (either locally grown or ethically wild foraged) and traditional preparation methods as Jess focuses on optimizing health and wellness in every course without ever sacrificing flavor. The meal is vegetarian. It will be served indoors in Fisher Hall at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Ojai. ABOUT JESS STARWOOD: Jess Starwood is a forager, plant-based chef, and herbalist. She is the author and photographer of Mushroom Wanderland: A Forager’s Guide to Finding, Identifying, and Using 25 Wild Fungi! and leads wild food and herbalism classes, workshops, and immersive wild food adventures all across the country and south of the border. She has a Masters of Science degree in Herbal Medicine from the American College of Healthcare Sciences and has worked as a forager and consultant with several Michelin-starred restaurants in Los Angeles. Jess’s website is at She can be found on Instagram @jess.starwood. This event is part of The Forest Table project by Jess Starwood, where she aims to present the abundance of what our natural environment offers us through the lens of creative, educational and multi-sensorial community experiences. These events highlight locally sourced foods to bridge the connection between the forest and the people. Memorable experiences shape and influence people’s minds and hearts. Through these unique experiences, she hopes to cultivate a renewed sense of respect and responsibility for the care-taking of our land for a positive and sustainable future. Please register at
Fisher Hall, 406 Topa Topa Dr., Ojai CA 93023
Date/Time Information:
November 12, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Contact Information:
Lanny Kaufer
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