Garlic Mustard

Alliaria petiola and A. officinalis

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Also hedge garlic, jack-by-the-hedge, sauce-alone

Garlic mustard, if rare in commerce (an occasional farmers’ market or specialty distributor will have it), is not rare in the open woodlands it carpets in spring and fall—nor should it be it the kitchen. In the Wild Foods Forum, James A. Duke, elder statesman of the wild, provides international testimonials about its edibility and nutritional value from Great Britain (it is a native of Europe) to Russia to India.