The Forager’s Dilemma with Alexis Nikole Nelson

When Alexis Nikole Nelson started her TikTok account last year, she had no idea that the videos she made of herself foraging in the parks and woods of Columbus, OH—and singing along the way—would go so viral so quickly. Today Alexis joins Amanda in the Zoom studio to talk about her lifelong love affair with wild edible plants, the racial history of trespassing laws, and what you can cook with the weeds in your very own backyard. Stuff we talk about in this episode: Healthyish interview with Alexis Nikole: Alexis Nikole’s juneberry hand pie recipe: Alexis Nikole’s video about being a Black forager: Alexis Nikole’s Ramp Rap: Listen to this week’s episode above, and get more episodes of Healthyish from Bon Appétit here: Apple Podcasts: Google Podcasts: Spotify: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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Welcome to Food People, a show from Bon Appétit made by, for, and about people who love food. Each week, BA’s editorial director Amanda Shapiro asks a serious or not-so-serious food question: What’s the best way to grill chicken? Can meal prep be less terrible? Are air fryers worth the hype? In search of answers or at least a spirited debate, she’ll bring in staffers, chefs, writers, and experts from across the culinary universe. Expect strong opinions, tons of recipe inspiration, and more food puns than we'd like to admit.