The food at the gathering will be real – no chemicals, no corporations – coming from forest gardens; and it will be wild – collected by locals wandering the woods – straight out of the Amazon: comes in the mornings on certain street corners, small amounts, hand collected and irregularly. To get the good stuff you have to be there early and build relationships over time to know when and what is likely to come in the next few days. It’s no supermarket, but it sure is superfood.
In preparation little salt will be used and it will be from a natural source in the Andes adding precious minerals. No refined sugars, but some nutritious panela (rapadura / dehydrated sugar cane juice) will be used for taste, energy and also to add minerals.
What the season will bring, we shall see. Here are some relatively random examples from the last month: