You’ve heard of Noma right? The restaurant in Copenhagen that was voted best restaurant in the world for several years running. The concept of the food there is not simply seasonal farm to table, much of the menu relies of foraged food. I desperately wanted to get a reservation when I went to Copenhagen a couple of years ago. Ever since then I’ve been much more aware of foraging.
I’ve created tablescapes based on foraged greens from one of my morning walks. Recently, a neighbor of ours at the Farmhaus surprised us with a whole basket of fruits and nuts that she had foraged around Sonoma. The bounty included persimmons, pineapple guava and apples, along with an assortment of nuts. It got me thinking about ways of bringing that spirit into the upcoming Holidays. I have kids so I’m sure I’ll be wrapping a lot of plastic, but how about wrapping gifts with the beauty that surrounds us. So, I went searching for modern, gift wrapping ideas that incorporated foraged elements. The wrapping is so gorgeous that it immediately elevates the act of giving.
Do you want to tone down the commercialization of the Holidays and bring life back to the simpler elements? I sure do.