A HUGE warm welcome to Kim our new Forager here at the Jericho Kitchen. I can’t wait for you to be inspired by his love and energy for this subject and many others that you will find out about including basket making!!
Having grown up in a mountain village in rural Norway, I’ve been learning about wild foods and plant medicines since childhood. Initially, what attracted me was the independence that comes from being able to find food, that most essential of requirements for survival, by relying on nature. Over time I developed interest for the health benefits of wild foods, the culinary potential of new ingredients and an appreciation for food that is so gentle on nature and the environment.
My degree in biology from Oxford University has been incredibly valuable to me as a forager, not just for the knowledge about botany and plants, but also for the education in human physiology and nutrition. I have been based in the UK ever since, and greatly enjoy the diversity of wild foods that are found here.
I am inspired by indigenous peoples and surviving hunter-gatherer peoples, and I aim to bring insights we can learn from them into my courses and teaching.