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Which role for hunting, angling, and gathering wild products in landscape stewardship?

30 June 2015/by Nynke Schulp/Tags: wild food, traditional and local knowledge, recreational activity

Which role for hunting, angling, and gathering wild products in landscape stewardship?

Throughout Europe, numerous examples exist of traditional dishes that depend on local wild plants, mushrooms, or game meat. Traditional cuisines are commonly developed based on the locally available products, and in many European regions this comprised a wealth of food collected from the wild. Picking berries, plants, or mushrooms, hunting, and angling, are important activities and possibilities for doing so are strongly related to landscape management. Should wild food collecting be considered in landscape stewardship, and which possibilities exist for that?

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Foodscapes: The Land Use Ecology and Culinary Practices of Food in Cultural Landscapes

2 October 2014/by Karl Zimmerer/Tags: foodscapes, food, social functions

Foodscapes: The Land Use Ecology and Culinary Practices of Food in Cultural Landscapes

Food is among the elements most integral to the cultural landscapes of the European Union and its member countries. Through food, the peoples of European countries actively produce and draw substance and meaning from cultural landscapes. This realization is at the heart of recent and still expanding food cultures and movements in Europe and throughout the world. It is also relevant to current interests and projects on the EU’s cultural landscapes, where the role of food traverses the marvelous scenes of heritage-type and officially designated landscapes-such as those of the terroir products-to those of diverse and often similarly compelling non-heritage sites.

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New maps reveal large variation in the use of ‘wild food’ across Europe

28 August 2014/by Dr C.J.E. Schulp/Tags: wild food, ecosystem services

New maps reveal large variation in the use of ‘wild food’ across Europe

Wild food is an iconic, sometimes debated but also often enjoyed ecosystem service. Many people enjoy gathering wild plants, fruit or mushrooms, or like to go on a hunting trip. Even more people like to consume food from the wild. Over the past years, in many countries the attention for wild food has been increasing. “Celebrity cooks” use and promote the use of wild plants; cooking magazines feature more wild food in their recipies to more and more people go out and collect wild plants for consumption.

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