It appears that there's no tag for foraging or food (fruit/veg/fungi) from the wild. Likely questions would appear to be on topic, analagous to [ingredient-selection] for bought ingredients.

While it's on-topic (and in use) at outdoors.se, many culinary aspects would probably find a better audience here.

So I think we should have a tag and accept questions. I have a question in mind to start things off unless someone can point out a good or policy reason why we shouldn't.

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    I think the broad outlines of scope here are fairly well established by cooking.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/2126/… (and even earlier, cooking.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/373/…) - essentially, "is this edible" and other identification questions are off-topic, but questions about cooking with a given foraged ingredient are on-topic. Could you clarify whether you're trying to refine or change that scope?
    – Cascabel Mod
    Sep 15, 2020 at 18:15
  • @Cascabel the earlier question is closer, though I reckon this isn't a direct duplicate, and it suggests that I'm in scope: My Q, which I'll ask when I've had time to formulate it properly, is based on already having a positive identification of something known edible with suitable preparation (acorns, which need soaking to get the tannins out before roasting), but I haven't been much on selecting/harvesting at the right stage of ripeness.
    – Chris H
    Sep 15, 2020 at 19:11
  • @Cascabel I've asked the question, and had a go at a tag wiki. That could do with another pair of eyes. I think "wild" or "wild-food" would be good synonyms.
    – Chris H
    Sep 16, 2020 at 10:51
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    @ChrisH tag wiki looks good to me. Thanks for also clarifying what’s not contained.
    – Stephie Mod
    Sep 16, 2020 at 10:59


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