Category Archives: Salad

World record ferment in Malvik

How many ingredients will we manage to cram into this fermentation jar today?
My world record salad from 2003 (page iv of my book)

This morning it’s raining (again) and cold, not a very pleasant day. Whilst conventional gardeners are complaining that it’s too cold to plant out less tender summer veggies in this record cold spring, this is the best season ever for us perennial veggie gardeners! Hardy perennials love these conditions growing prolifically although taking longer to reach flowering stage, extending the harvesting season!
Today, Norway’s fermentation queen Rita Amundsen will prepare a world record ferment with the highest number of ingredients ever, with a little help from my garden!  This is part of a one day food preservation course here organised by the local group of the  Norwegian Useful Plants Society (Trondheim Nyttevekstforeningen).
Guess how many ingredients will be used by 1600 Norwegian time today (or whenever it’s announced here) and win a signed copy of my book Around the World in 80 plants.
On page iv of my book you will find a picture of my world record salad from 2003!

Rita Amundsen on the radio with dandinoodles/løvenudler!

Engelsk: Yesterday morning my good friend, fellow forager and Norway’s fermentation queen Rita Amundsen​ had an appearance on Norwegian radio. She cooks dandinoodles with blue cheese from Hitra which are served up for the leader of the Norwegian Green Party, Rasmus Hansson. I wish we could have seen it as eating the same dandinoodle it almost ends in a kiss! The main part starts at about 1hr 28 mins in! The picture is from my talk in Oslo on Monday and I mentioned that Rita was on the radio in the morning!
Norsk: I går morges hadde min gode venn, sanker og Norges fermenterings-dronning, Rita Amundsen, en opptreden på norsk radio. Hun kokkelkerer det jeg kaller løvenudler med blåmuggost fra Hitra og det hele nesten ender opp i en kyss med Rasmus Hansson, leder av de Grønne! Jeg skulle ønske vi kunne ha sett bilder! Hovedinnslaget starter på ca 1t 28 min i! Dette bildet er fra mitt foredrag i Oslo mandag kveld!

Incredible Edible Todmorden meets the Extreme Salad Man 25th May 2015

Incredible Edible Todmorden meets the Extreme Salad Man 25th May 2015
I’m really happy to have been asked to give a talk at Todmorden, a place and people who have inspired so many  people around the world. All are welcome to this unique opportunity to spend a day in Todmorden with me,  with the following program:
9:00 – 10:30 Visit to Incredible Farm (Permaculture inspired)
11:00 – 12:30 Incredible Edible Todmorden (guided tour)
14:00 – 17:00 Around the world in 80 plants (talk)
Information about price (it won’t be expensive) and local accomodation will follow!
For more information, contact Estelle at

Article in Adresseavisen (Trondheim’s newspaper); 28th June 2014

An article in Trondheim’s newspaper in June 2014 about edible Trondheim including one of my diversity salads…
Artikkel fra Ukeadressa i juni om spiselig Trøndelag!!

Download (PDF, 9.54MB)

….and if you hover your mouse above the picture of all the ingredients in the linked picture you will see that all the plant names come up (common names in Norwegian, plus latin names) Enjoy!