This week, we’re focusing on some of our favorite recent articles in our sister Edible publications.
With warmer weather arriving, bits of watercress will be popping up everywhere around the city. But as urban forager extraordinarie Marie Viljoen warns, don’t pick it!
As the weather warms, Marie Viljoen laments the abundance of watercress in the city. Though she grew up harvesting the peppery plant where it grew wild near her home in Cape Town, South Africa, she knows that polluted city water makes urban watercress too risky to eat.
But seldom safe to eat.