Mugwort Chicken – Bon Bon Land

Mugwort is unpopular among farmers because of its strong root and resistant stem.

Opensourcefood foraged Grey Mugwort (Artemisia vulgarism) for our workshop at Aarhus Kunstbygning. Its beautiful silver grey leaves. During the summer months bees crowd around its dark red flowers that provide also provide shelter.

In the kitchen of the Middle Ages Mugwort was often used to spice duck or goose, when braised at low temperature. A chicken stuffed with Mugwort is an excellent and piquant dish. It also works well with low temperature braised sucking pig. Mugwort schnapps has a deep red color from the flowers.

Mugwort was also called “the poor man’s pepper” and can be used in the experimental kitchen along with other spices.


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