Foodology: Dig In!
Feast on Holiday Fun at the 2013 Gardenland Express Show

Feast on Holiday Fun at the 2013 Gardenland Express Show

The Garden's annual holiday flower and train show celebrates "Gathering for the Feast."
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What St. Louis Eats: Sam's Herb Garden

One young Garden visitor has turned his interest in herbs into a tasty hobby.
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Take the Family Food Challenge!

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Video: Moraiyo Khichdi Recipe

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Video: Moraiyo Khichdi Recipe
For the last 10 years, Andrew Townesmith, research specialist at the Garden's William L. Brown Center, has been exploring the vast field of edible plant life with his taste buds, sampling more than 450 different edible plants to date.

Throughout our yearlong Foodology celebration, Andrew has been sharing some of his findings, recommendations and recipes from his many taste tests, and we recently joined him for a culinary experiment using a seed he discovered in an international market under the name "samo" (part of the Echinochloa genus of South Africa).

Check out the full recipe here and visit Andrew's blog to read more of his adventures in edible plant life.

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Throughout 2013, the Garden is inviting everyone to dig deep into the roots of food, think about plants on their plate in whole new ways, connect and share with others and get inspired...
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Exploring Edible Plant Life

Andrew Townesmith and his edible plant referencesDiscover the extensive diversity of edible plant life around the globe with Garden research specialist Andrew Townesmith.

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