On the back of an old newspaper recipe clipping can be a delight. Turn over the sweet potato steak fries (oven-roasted crispy with cumin and coriander) and see this, date and source unknown, but probably New York Times: caption in a section of community events -- Foraging for Lunch. For your ready rsvp, you may attend a luncheon of foraged ingredients such as "wild watercress, nasturtium leaves and sassafras...." Quick! How is the sassafras to be served?
What delectible portion -- tender spring rootlet, leaf, bark brewed? A foraging menu. Yes.
We are too late. The event was on Saturday, 11:30 AM-3:00 PM at the what? Kin Shop, 469 Avenue of the Americas -- aha! New York. At 12th Street intersection. Cost - high for many luncheon places, but routine for NY -- $50 per and if you want a cocktail with "drinking vinegars," pay another $25. And the phone number is given which, mercifully, we omit here.
Now to look up the Kin Shop. Kin as in relative? No, silly. This turns out to be a Thai restaurant, see .http://www.kinshopnyc.com. And in Greenwich Village.
And they received further featuring in 2010 in the New York Times, see http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/15/dining/reviews/15rest.html?_r=2
Now, make a reservation. A search of the menu does not show sassafras, but you can ask. What are drinking vinegars?