- Food writer and author of five books
- Teaches food preservation for numerous organizations
- Local foods enthusiast who forages for wild edible plants and mushrooms
Leda Meredith is a former writer for The Spruce, contributing recipes and articles for over three years. She has been preserving food and foraging since she was a kid. It's all her great-grandmother's fault for teaching her.
Leda teaches food preservation and other food-related topics for the New York Botanical Garden, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Green Edge Collaborative, Genesis Farm, Just Food, and several other places.
Leda has a certification in ethnobotany from the New York Botanical Garden. Ethno means people, botany means plants. Putting them together equals what people do with plants, such as using them for food.
Awards and Publications
She has an honorary doctorate in the fine arts for writing from La Universidad Leonardo da Vinci in El Salvador, and is the recipient of Adelphi University's Teaching Excellence Award.
Leda Meredith is the author of five books, including:
- "Northeast Foraging: 120 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Beach Plums to Wineberries"
- "Preserving Everything: Can, Culture, Pickle, Freeze, Ferment, Dehydrate, Salt, Smoke, and Store Fruits, Vegetables, Meat, Milk, and More"
- "Botany, Ballet & Dinner From Scratch: A Memoir with Recipes"
- "The Forager's Feast: How to Identify, Gather, and Prepare Wild Edibles"
- "The Locavore's Handbook: The Busy Person's Guide to Eating Local on a Budget"
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