Dan Lipow is the founder and chief forager of The Foraged Feast based in Maplewood, NJ. In the 1990s, Dan was a professional photographer living in New York City. He worked on assignments around the world sampling the best restaurants in every city and smuggling home the weirdest ingredients he found. This culinary journey to find the best quality ingredients led him to start foraging for mushrooms and other wild edibles.
In 2016, he started the The Foraged Feast to bring local, wild, and foraged foods to his New Jersey community. I met Dan when he was just beginning his company. In addition to hosting this podcast, I run a food cooperative called Farm & Fork Society. I work with local farmers to bring seasonal and sustainable produce to my community. I reached out to Dan to add mushrooms to my cooperative. Since opening The Foraged Feast, Dan has been providing my group with some of the best mushrooms around! If you want to see Dan in action, check out a mini documentary I created of Dan foraging.
Also stay tuned — after my interview with Dan, I talk about an amazing movie called the Fantastic Fungi — all about the world of mushrooms.
Links to Dan Lipow’s social media and other items mentioned in the interview.
The Foraged Feast Website: https://theforagedfeast.com
Book to Plate Segment
Fantastic Fungi: https://fantasticfungi.com
This episode was hosted by Melissa Goldberg
Special thanks to my Program Director and Producer Shea Gunther
You can learn more about me at www.eatwelltraveloften.net.