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Dinner from the Weeds

Dinner from the Weeds
Thu, Apr 30

06:30 pm

Tired of pulling pesky weeds from your garden? If you can’t beat ‘em, eat ‘em! Join local acclaimed chef Daniel Stern as he whips wild weeds into delicious dishes. Meet professional forager Tama Matsuoka Wong and learn about the top ten spring weeds easily foraged in Philadelphia area backyards. Must be 21+ to attend this event.








Sample Items Include:
- Bark and Wild Mushroom Veloute
- Artemesia & Stinging Nettle Clam Dumplings
- Spicy Watermelon & Wild Striped Ceviche with Sumac and Rose

Sample Cocktails Include:
- So Sumac Me
- Nothing but Nettle
  • Tickets

    Reservation required

    Price: $35.00, must be 21+ ID required

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  • Location

    Parkway Central Library, Culinary Literacy Center, 4th Floor

    1901 Vine Street

    Philadelphia, PA, 19103

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  • Speakers

    Tama Matsuoka Wong
    Tama Matsuoka Wong
    Tama Matsuoka Wong is the forager for Daniel, the flagship restaurant of renowned chef Daniel Boulud, in New York City, and she enjoys relationships with the Audubon Society and Slow Food. After more than 25 years as a financial services lawyer at Citibank and Merrill Lynch, Wong launched Meadows and More to connect experts in the field of meadow restoration, botany, and wildlife with people in the community. Her book Foraged Flavor was published in 2012 and is a seasonally organized field guide on cooking with foraged edibles. Wong has spoken at various venues, including the Museum of Natural History, James Beard House, Kansas City Public Library, Rainforest Alliance, Muhlenberg College, TedX Manhattan, Terroir Food Conference Toronto, Unilever, and branches of the Garden Club of America. She also has combined speaking with events, dinners, cocktails, and foraging tours. Tama Matsuoka Wong is a graduate of Brandeis University and Harvard Law School.
  • Partners

    Free Library of Philadelphia
    Free Library of Philadelphia
    Free Library of Philadelphia
    In 1891, the Free Library of Philadelphia was chartered as "a general library which shall be free to all." Since its establishment, the Free Library has grown to become a city-wide system that includes 49 branches, the Parkway Central Library, the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, and three regional libraries. The Free Library offers one of the country's most extensive collections as well as a series of educational programs, including adult education classes, author events, career services, after-school programs, and the Philadelphia Book Festival. With more than 6 million visits a year and 25 million Web hits a month, the Free Library is one of the most widely used educational and cultural institutions in the city.
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    Meadows + More
    Meadows + More
    Meadows + More