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7 Authentic Italian Dishes Using Wild Edible Food

Updated: Oct 5, 2020

by Lucie Rezackova, Edited by Sierra Busch

Italians are known for cooking with fresh and local ingredients. Even though most food can be bought at stores or markets nowadays, the secret of authentic Italian dishes is using foraged wild mushrooms, greens and herbs!

Foraging for wild food is an ancient and unique Italian tradition and trying out this experience together with locals is highly recommended when visiting Italy.

Here are 7 authentic traditional Italian dishes that use local wild foods from all around the coun