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WorldWild Podcast

 Episode 42  24th April 2020

The Super Curious with Eleonora Matarrese

Eleonora Matarrese, chef-owner at Pikniq restaurant in the mountains of Northern Italy, speaks about her work in which she delves deep into historical literature and ancient recipes to unearth lost wild food knowledge. From her upbringing in the Apulia region of Italy, the notion of foraging as natural human behaviour has always been present. In this conversation, we deep dive into the archives of wild food knowledge with a sprig of 'remembrance' rosemary under our arm...



'You are condemned to distraction, to stopping and checking what that plant is, to climbing over that fence to checking what that bush is'

- Miles Irving / ep.42

About Eleonora Matarrese


Eleonora Matarrese is a forager, chef at Pikniq restaurant and director of i Skogen! magazine, the first Italian magazine about wildness, food, and ethnobotany.

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We offer a series of conversations to tap into the wildness within ourselves and to uncover what is possible when we do. It is our hope that through the WorldWild Podcast we can contribute to the revitalisation of wild food culture and conversation around the world.


Through people who know their landscapes intimately, we gather the threads to weave a rich tapestry. Piece by piece the vision of a wilder world comes into view. The wild embrace of nature welcomes us back and offers us a seat at the table. A feast, no less!




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