Beetlebung Farm’s Foraged Dinner Party, from Martha’s Vineyard to Manhattan

May 29, 2015

Chef Chris Fischer of Beetlebung Farm on Martha’s Vineyard is known for his aptitude for foraging. Foraging, or unearthing ingredients from the wild (milkweed from the farm’s property, for example, which found its way onto our dinner plates), is most commonly thought of in terms of leafy green things. (“Edible weeds” is one way to describe it; we prefer “unexpected snacks.”)

But as we learned at the BA Night Kitchen, when Fischer came to cook a dinner in celebration of the Beetlebung Farm Cookbook, foraging can happen with any ingredient—and just about anywhere. Take the cocktail hour crudo, for example.…